Monthly Archives: November 2016

How Big is Your Boat?

It’s a standing joke between sailors that each individual boat comes in a variety of sizes.  It is a little known fact that a boat actually changes size depending on the situation. From smallest to the largest: A boat is … Continue reading

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California vs. Florida

The purchase of Harmonie falls into a strange world as far as the collection of sales tax goes.  She was purchased in Florida. If you buy a boat in Florida, are not a Florida resident, and take the boat out of state for … Continue reading

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Boat Disassembly

One of the things that have to be true in the world, is you have to take things apart before you can put them together!  Or, as my thermodynamics  professor might have said, entropy has to increase before the system’s … Continue reading

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On the Hard…

  There we go!  Harmonie dripping wet!  Out of the water, and waiting to be powerwashed.  By the end of the afternoon the yard crew has already gotten the bottom sanded and the first coat of paint on. They are … Continue reading

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Anchors Down!

We got in Port Everglades at 10AM (almost right on schedule!) and found a suitable anchorage (26º 07.7’N 80º 06.6’W) while we wait for our haulout time tomorrow morning.  The weather is delightful.  We aren’t in a quiet and secluded place, … Continue reading

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The Most Interesting Thing Around

Time: 14:20 local Lat: 27 54.9′ N Log: 80 08.5′ W Distance from Hilton Head Is: 256 NM Distance to Port Everglades Harbor Entrance: 109 NM What happens when you are the most interesting thing around? You get lots of … Continue reading

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Stowaway!

Time: 13:30 local Lat: 29 43.3′ N Log: 80 48.3 W Distance from Hilton Head Is: 145 NM Distance to Port Everglades Harbor Entrance: 229 NM It’s not unusual when sailing offshore to have land birds perch on the boat. … Continue reading

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