Author Archive | Steven Roberts

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Cat scratching posts for boats

I can’t imagine living aboard without a cat, and Isabelle moved with me to Datawake after three years aboard Nomadness. She’s a constant joy, but there are still feline realities that have to be considered: dining, elimination, and scratching. All are challenging on a boat, given space constraints and the need to handle dynamic conditions. Telling a cat […]

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Meet my new floating lab, Datawake

Hello from the new floating lab! For nearly a year I was immersed in the sale of Nomadness and the acquisition of Datawake — simultaneous exhausting projects involving boatyards, surveys, fractal to-do lists, complex logistics, and two wonderful guys who made boat buying and selling uncharacteristically pleasant (without brokers, and still friends after it’s all over!). Now I […]

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Dark side, with a twist

Oh good grief, I’ve done it again. All those good intentions to blog frequently, and it’s been seven months since my last post! But I have a good excuse, and it has something to do with the Microship that I … Continue reading →

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Microship revival

I didn’t expect this nautical non-sequitur, but even a career technomad needs to get shaken out of a rut now and again. Way back in 1993, after ten years and 17,000 miles of wandering the US aboard my “computerized recumbent … Continue reading →

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Power console fabrication

One of my frustrations with this boat has been difficult serviceability in one of the most critical places: power-distribution. This a region that needs to have easy access, excellent lighting, clear labeling, and a lack of clutter… not only is … Continue reading →

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