November 23, 2011

What the HELL am I doing here???

Filed under: Everything — Capn Scott @ 5:44 pm

Do you have those days where you question, at what point did I make a wrong turn???  Here I am, looking for work, so that I can come up with the money to continue the adventure.  For everyone out there that has a tiny job with 5 skills that supports their tiny life…  I say, fire your boss and go do something great!!!


This is Dr. Sylvia Earle’s (head of science for National Geographic, famous marine biologist) book signed by her.  It’s difficult to step outside of the box.  This is what separates the men from the boys…

Capn Scott

November 21, 2011

An amazing time lapse video…

Filed under: Everything — Capn Scott @ 8:34 am

This is the trailer, and then there is the Kickstarter video below it for you to donate to the project, if possible.

September 27, 2011

Doing some house cleaning on this blog…

Filed under: Everything — Capn Scott @ 12:50 pm

This blog is really becoming bloated and disorganized.  I’m breaking off the photography section and moving it to it’s own site.  That way, I can concentrate the blog a bit better.  The photography section has almost taken over the entire blog.  You can now visit the photo tips and adventures section on it’s new blog – Photographer in Philadelphia .


The new portfolio is temporarily located at Basic Digital Photo .

This will be a work in progress for a bit.  I will continue to clean and simplify the blog and will have more changes as I go along.


Capn Scott

February 3, 2011

Woohoo… boat launch, sea trials and transport…

Filed under: Boat Building,Constance,Florida — Capn Scott @ 5:54 pm

Finally, the boat is in the water.  And, I can begin the sea trials.

I haven’t had a chance to connect up the sensors, but have my laser-guided heat gun in hand to monitor temps across the engine.  I idled the boat most of the way to Boca Grande.  Along the way, I did open it up for a couple of minutes and it promptly overheated.  I caught it way before it could do any damage, but it puts a damper on the day.  After I cooled it down a bit, I continued to idle all the way to Boca Grande.  It became a long trip, taking 7 hours…

Capn Scott

January 20, 2011

In Florida again, working on the dive boat…

Filed under: Boat Building,Constance,Florida — Capn Scott @ 12:36 pm

I’ve been having a problem with hard starting on the motor.  I’ve rebuilt the injectors, replaced the starter and lift pump.  Did a compression test and it was excellent.  Now, I will rebuild the leaking injection pump.

First I had to remove the raw water pump to get to the bottom bolts.

Have the pump off of the motor and ready to tear it down.  Found some bad parts inside and took it to an injection specialty company for the new parts and reassembly.  They bench tested it and gave it a clean bill of health.  Unfortunately, it still hasn’t cured my hard start problem.

Prototyping a boat computer.  This computer is read from any smart phone and gives so much more info.  I can also set alarms on all of my sensors.  It even monitors compartment temperatures and bilge levels.  One of the unique things that I’ve been working on is real time apparent propellor slip.  Yep, it even does that…

Capn Scott