Author Archives: Bill Kinney

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

In the space of two weeks, the weather here has gone from, “Doesn’t that breeze feel good and cool?” to, “Doesn’t that sunshine feel nice and warm?”  That can only mean one thing, it is getting to be time to … Continue reading

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An Amel Rendezvous

We had a delightful couple of days on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.  Pat and Diane of the Amel Super Marmau Shenanigans organized a meet-up of local and “local for now” Amel yachts.  Over a dozen boats attended, completely taking … Continue reading

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“Only one thing makes that noise…”

As we were getting Harmonie ready to leave the dock for the weekend, Karen was up on deck and I was down below.  I didn’t hear it, but Karen called me on deck, and said, “Only one thing makes that noise!” … Continue reading

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Karen says, “Hay!”

Autumn is here, at least by the calendar.  The hottest days are past, and we are wrapping up a long and complex list of projects. We have finished getting Harmonie‘s electrical system upgraded to exactly what we what, we fixed a … Continue reading

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Death to the fouling creatures!

Karen got down and dirty with her weapon of choice (the boatyard classic 9-in-1 scraper) to do battle with the scourge of zebra mussels.  Most of the boat was actually very clean, except for the very bottom of the keel. … Continue reading

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Harmonie drying out

A calm, gray, foggy morning and Harmonie was lifted first thing. No surprises. Everything in good shape. The bottom was actually very clean, with almost not attached growth. We have a couple minor routine things to do, and then she’s … Continue reading

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Going with the Flo.

We have been back and forth about our plans for dealing with hurricane Florence, and they are now finalized. It looks like the upper Chesapeake around Annapolis will see relatively minor impacts from the storm.  However, this area is very … Continue reading

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