D & D Nagle aboard MV DavidEllis

27 May 2020 | Elfin Cove, SE Alaska
16 April 2020 | Elfin Cove, Cross Sound, Chichagof Island, SE Alaska
10 July 2019 | Elfin Cove, Alaska (or in Aussie:
18 March 2019
19 September 2017 | northbound Verney Passage, west side Gribbell Island
30 May 2017 | Photo is Meyers Chuck, north of Ketchikan AK
29 August 2016 | on-the-hard, Wrangell
19 November 2015 | almost there
16 November 2015
15 November 2015
11 November 2015 | Shearwater - Bella Bella, BC
10 November 2015 | photo is approaching Bottleneck Inlet
01 November 2015 | Wrangell, Alaska
17 September 2015 | Juneau to Petersburg
19 July 2015 | Wrangell > Petersburg > Tracy Arm > Juneau
28 June 2015 | Wrangell, AK (still on the hard)
03 March 2015 | Ketchikan

"I am so freaking happy" says Capt Morgan

30 April 2013 | In the rudder compartment with a wire brush...
Soooo... I actually don't have any particular complaint or grief with Shearwater's current teething pains -- they're to be expected of a new boat with many systems. Some of the specific issues are new to me, but not really anything special or bringing into question the basic integrity of the boat. As long as I can see my way to the solution of whatever issue has revealed itself, I can plug along 'toting that barge and lifting that bale', even though it may be in the freaking Tarzan-hot sun!

I have reached a bit of a low today though as I was awoken last night by someone stabbing an ice pick into my eyeball (actually I've got a recurrent corneal erosion in that eye, which has been semi under control for the last couple years) and then this morning I've been struggling (manfully mind you) to get the starboard inspection cover off the aft (swimstep) fuel tank, without much success. When (if?) we get this last cover off, and the new gaskets installed in the back, we will have replaced all Shearwater's fuel tank gaskets. We'll give 12 hours or so to cure before re-filling the aft tank with diesel -- more than400 gallons of which is sitting in 4 drums on the dock and 3 bladders on the deck of the boat. At that point we can take another stab at getting underway... Maybe as early as tomorrow morning.

Breaking news! The Pro From Dover stepped on board Shearwater, wiggled his nose, muttered incantations and Shazam! the reluctant cover gave it up. Pressing on...
Vessel Name: DavidEllis
Vessel Make/Model: Diesel Duck 462 (Seahorse Marine)
Hailing Port: Sebastopol, CA, USA
Crew: Mike (Dave) and Dorothy Nagle
Home for us is Sebastopol, CA, USA, where children, grandchildren and surviving parents still reside. We lived aboard in SE Asia, except for short visits home spring of 06 til fall 09, primarily in China, Macau, Hong Kong, Philippine Islands and Malaysia. [...]
while building, commishioning and shaking down, the boat was the 'ends'; now she's become the 'means' to explore new places, live there awhile, get to know folks before moving on. "David Ellis" is named after David J. Nagle & Ellis D. Peterson, Dave & Dorothy's dads. Both have passed, but [...]

Who: Mike (Dave) and Dorothy Nagle
Port: Sebastopol, CA, USA