Vessel Name: Karma1
Vessel Make/Model: Columbia 45
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James and Dody
About: James has been sailing for most of his life, starting with dinghy sailing around 8 years old. Dody is a loving 1st mate who hopes that James knows what he is doing.
Extra: "Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made" - Robert N.Rose
21 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada
10 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada
10 March 2014 | lago Isabel on Karma 1
18 February 2014 | RAM Marina
15 February 2014 | RAM Marina
11 February 2014 | Rio dulce, Guatemala
07 February 2014 | RAM Marina
31 January 2014 | Guatemala
30 January 2014 | RAM marina
29 January 2014
29 January 2014 | RAM marina
22 December 2013 | Merida, mexico
04 December 2013 | Rio Dulce, Fronteras, Guatemals
02 December 2013 | Lago Izabal, Guatemala
27 November 2013 | Guatemala City
13 October 2013
09 October 2013 | RAM Boatyard, Rio Dulce...
07 October 2013 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
06 October 2013 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
05 October 2013 | Dartmouth
Recent Blog Posts
21 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada

Salty dreams...

I've got a case of salty dreams and wanderlust. I can hardly wait til we cut the dock lines and chase adventure on the sea! @ back to Karma soon !:)

10 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada

Autumn Update

It is Indian Summer, and we are in the process of closing up our home in the beautiful mountainous and plan for our annual migratory trek to be on S/V Karma. It's been an adventurous Summer vagabonding around, tending to the Orchard, visiting family and friends out East and enjoying the east coast. You can catch a ray of our journey as we prepare to travel down the Cali Seaboard to be back in Guatemala! let the journey begin! ~~

10 March 2014 | lago Isabel on Karma 1

journey forward

beautiful life...

18 February 2014 | RAM Marina



15 February 2014 | RAM Marina

OMG! Naranja!!!!

They painted the boot stripe!

11 February 2014 | Rio dulce, Guatemala

Strange tropical fruit make me happy!

There is no end to exotic fruit in tropical Guatemala. From one day to the next the selection changes.  The nice thing about Guatemala is that Each time I go to town I'm surprised by something new! The other nice thing is that it's so cheap! Although they have fruit you'll recognize such as mango, pineapple, [...]

Quiet day on the river...

25 September 2013 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
James/Fair, with patches of clouds.
Another quiet day on the river.

Still got a long things to do list, and things don't happen quickly here. Not sure if that is me, or locale. I seem to be waiting on people to arrive, call me back or get started.

Also, working between 11:00 and 15:00 is killer for me, unclimatized gringo that I am. 32 with 90% humidity.

Doug (Serendipity) is lending me his launcha for a month. It will be a big help and takes the pressure off of me getting the dinghy transom repair done. Or, otherwords, I can now procrastinate that job. I'll head into Frontera tomorrow and hopefully be able to get a sheet of plywood cut so I don't have to take the whole thing.

Doing a lot of thinking about refrigeration options; ideally, I want a really well insulated box, about (70cmx120cmx100cm= 84litres) with half of it full of cold drinks, and the other half full of hard frozen meat.

The old stainless steel cold plates might work, but I don't want to have to run an engine every day just to keep the fridge going, so solar seems to be my goal.

Marine fridges seem to made of expensium, and as far as I can tell, are often very hard to get right. I'm toying with trying to use the cold plates, I wish there was an easy way of telling if they would work.

On the other hand, buying a cheap domestic freezer is a possibility. There are lots of models available, and they are cheap to install and replace. I am eyeing the existing little fridge/freezer and thinking of cannibalizing it's parts and using them. It quakes with fear everytime I look over my shoulder at it....

I think if I could install a freezer box with some insulation to sector it off inside, I'd have a cold fridge, and a large enough freezer to hold a month or two of frozen good, all running off an inverter and solar power. Off grid, baby!

Also, now that I have the launcha, I can get the watermaker from Mark, and start installing it. I'm excited about that, although I'll have to bring back a new membrane later to make it functional in seawater.
Karma1's Photos - Main
Delivery voyage of Minoosh July 2013 Around Nova Scotia, up Saint John River.
46 Photos
Created 28 July 2013
The bees on Karma
No Photos
Created 25 March 2013
To explore cool places and hidden gems is one thing. To share it with another is something else.:)
34 Photos
Created 14 January 2013

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