Monthly Archives: October 2016

Time to go!

In the old days before cellphones when a ship was getting ready to leave harbor it needed to recall its crew from shore leave. This was done with a flag signal.  For some reason the signal flag representing the letter … Continue reading

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Time flies…

While we have been having fun, we have also been rushing to get a large pile of boat projects done before we head south.  A few we need to do (like the final repairs on the jib furler which failed … Continue reading

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“In the Sand at Low Tide”

The previous owner’s of Harmonie wrote at one point that their plans were “written in sand at low tide.” It is a great thing to remember.  We have found that the more complex and specific the plan, the more likely it … Continue reading

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Boats and more boats…

Boat thoughts… Monday, the last day of the boat show, is the slowest day. It is actually a pretty short day if you are here to see everything, because many of the vendors are packing up by 2 or 3 … Continue reading

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We Shopped ’til We Dropped…

For the past five years or so of owning my old boat, boat shows really weren’t that much of an attraction for me.  I had the boat fully outfitted the way I wanted, and I was happy with all the … Continue reading

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Storm Choices.

This morning’s hurricane forecast is worse for Florida, but better for us.  So much better for us, that it looks like it is going to be a non-event here. Here are the choices that we have as a storm approaches.  We … Continue reading

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Who is driving this thing?

Like every other person on the water along the east coast, we have been watching the forecasts for Hurricane Matthew. This mornings forecast looks like it was designed by an evil genius to cause as much trouble for as many people … Continue reading

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