Author: Samuel Liles

EOTI Refit: Cushions, Bimini, and Pedestal Cover

Getting the interior and exterior cushions done on EOTI was an interesting process. Creative Canvas here in Fort Lauderdale was asked if they could do the work. I got their contact information from Just Catamarans. We had an interesting meeting…

Growing up on a boat

YouTube sailing channels are fun to watch. Usually young, beautiful, healthy, people travel to exotic locations and spend extensive alone time. Gorgeous sunsets, amazing sunrises, tropical breezes, and romantic locations all while wearing the least amount of clothes possible. Because…

Inflection point: Opportunities go whoosh

The last 60 or so days have been kind of crazy. It has me thinking about a lot of different things. I’m not going to apologize for my poor grammar or even spelling it is one of those in my…

Wild Techdom

Hi, I’m Mitchel and this is my assistant Ron. Welcome to Wild Techdom supported by Mutual of Bromaha. Today we travel to the far off wilds of the cube mazes of Silicon Valley. These are dangerous lands with an entire…

Beware the professional path. There be dragons here

So, there I was talking to some people and I talked about focus of my career not being the same as longevity in my job. You see, long before the gig economy I started moving between jobs and looking for…

Legitimacy: Government Shutdown

Why do government workers stay on the job? In 2017 I was looking at the direction that the new senior leaders were leaning in DHS Intelligence and Analysis. I was feeling conned because I had a departure path in early…

How to study: Reading a journal article

Academic journal articles come in a variety of flavors, qualities, and availabilities. If you have been gathering journal articles and other artifacts of scholars over your academic career you will have a healthy trove of original and recent articles. Each…

How to study: When there is a text book

The following is NOT the only way to study. It is a way to study and I expect you will adapt it and make it your own. Between an associates degree, two bachelors degrees, a masters degree and a doctoral degree…

Out with 2018 and in with 2019

This year was very interesting for Sydney, Stuart, Simon and Sam. We gave away, or threw away over 90% of our stuff. Changed where we live. Changed our jobs Changed how we live. Well we had a lot going on.…

EOTI Refit: Dinghy and Solar Arch

Eoti came with a set of davits and an engine launch crane. The davits had been modified to take an OEM solar ready kit which a newish Kyocera 260 watt panel had been installed on. The davits are nice davits…

EOTI Refit: Life Raft

The Plastimo 6 person LifeRaft that came with the boat was due for inspection in June 2018. We bought the boat in March and sailed down the Atlantic Coast figuring that it would likely be just fine. In June we…

EOTI Refit: Zarcor Doors

Use cases are important to understand and are usually the case upon which most people argue. I would remind the reader this is how I am refitting my boat and you may take a different path on your refit. We…