Puffin, Red Ranger, and Indefatigable. Sailors. Drinking. Who'd have thunk it?
We're at Mordecai Booth's pub in the Washington Navy Yard, celebrating the 30 year career of Captain (now Mister) C―.
It was great to talk of the sea and boats. And—of course—to share Whitby-specific details.
As a consequence, we're rethinking our solar panel installation. The Gaia II and Serenade setup (also used by Puffin) comes highly recommended. Essentially, two additional stanchions are added forward of the taffrail. Pictures.
Also, we're going to look at St. Brendan's Isle for various services to support vagabondage.
<rant>This is an odious necessity because our US society tends to look with suspicion on people with no fixed abode. The police fetish for photo ID with a current address is a weird little civil rights issue for some of us. Working with St. Brendan's Isle is a simple way to pander to cops and lawyers that want a fixed location. It doesn't address the notion that mobility is as much a fundamental right as ownership of real property (i.e., land).
Puffin, for example, is docked in the Potomac. But their address is the St. Brendan's Isle address in Florida. This seems to be quite simple and easy-to-manage. Particularly appealing is their ability to act as an agent for various kinds of annual rituals like renewing vessel documentation or properly forwarding CBP User Fee decals.