Author Archives: Bill Kinney

Product Review: Fujinon TechnoStabi TSX1440 Binoculars

Let’s get right to the heart of the matter: If you are looking for a Christmas present for your favorite sailor, or just to gift to give to your boat: Fujinon TSX1440 binoculars are awesome. They are good for ALMOST … Continue reading

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This was Fun…

We do not regularly follow a lot of YouTube channels, but there are a few we touch base with once in a while. “Super Yacht Captain” has frequently provided an entertaining education about a part of the marine world we … Continue reading

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Gulf Stream Phobia

The Gulf Stream is the elephant in the room for everybody sailing the East Coast of the United States. If you are head from south toward the north, it can be your best friend, taking days off your passage time … Continue reading

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Continuing south

After a stop of a couple days in Hilton Head visiting family we are making a short hop (about 60 miles) south to Brunswick Landing Marina where we will be based for a few weeks. Part of the time is … Continue reading

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A Day’s Difference

This morning finds us on a completely different ocean than we had been sailing on for the previous two days. Instead of flat, sunny, and blue, it is now lumpy, gray and overcast. We are just coming around Frying Pan … Continue reading

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A Special Light Show

We are sailing south about 15 miles off Cape Hatteras . It’s three o’clock in the morning, and very dark. The ocean is phosphorescent, glowing bright green everywhere it is disturbed. The wind is light, but enough to keep us … Continue reading

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Migration underway!

As we were weighing anchor this morning at sunrise large flocks of Canada geese and cormorants took wing headed south. I guess they noticed and figured if we were leaving, so should they! Other than a bit chilly, the conditions … Continue reading

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A Journey of 1000 Miles…

… Begins with a single step. OK, we are not going 1000 miles (only 600), and our initial move is a bit longer than a single stride, but we are officially underway. At 15:00 this afternoon we dropped lines at … Continue reading

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Road Trip for a Project!

We have been a bit quiet–but busy–during our stay here in Annapolis. A couple significant projects were done, and a bunch of minor ones. Avoiding Weak Links The road trip project was our anchor chain. It was inexpensive chain when … Continue reading

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A Flurry of Fixes.

Our project list is shrinking as we dive into things. Our shore power extension cord had a bad plug, that over-heated and needed replacing. Not a complex or difficult project, but an important one. With that done, we attacked a … Continue reading

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