Author Archives: Bill Kinney

Another Really Busy Maintenance Season.

Harmonie (like the rest of us) is getting older.  As she ages, she takes more maintenance and care to keep in good shape (like the rest of us!)  We have ended up with three major repair projects this season.  We … Continue reading

Posted in Underway | Leave a comment

We See Some of the Most Amazing Places…

Just to refresh… we have been looking for a part for Harmonie’s generator. This is a 25 year old Onan generator, and the manufacturer’s support for the model has effectively ended. In all of the USA there is ONE piece … Continue reading

Posted in Underway | 2 Comments

Out of the Water, Clean and Happy

We had a relatively uneventful run up the New River this morning, and arrived just in time for our scheduled lift. Harmonie came out of the water totally clean. It was really impressive. There was not a single bit of … Continue reading

Posted in Underway | Leave a comment

The Sunshine State!

We dropped anchor in South Lake, Hollywood, Florida shortly after midnight last night. We had a good day sailing with strong winds on a deep broad reach, consistantly hitting speeds of over 9.5 knots with winds gusting to more than … Continue reading

Posted in Underway | Leave a comment

Finally warm!

After 36 cold and windy hours in Charleston, we headed back out on our southward migration. Our sail so far has been mostly fast with favorable winds. With the northerly winds continuing, we are staying in closer to the coastline … Continue reading

Posted in Underway | 1 Comment

Once again…

While we were sailing last night we tuned in to the local marine weather forecast. When the computerized voice calmly got to the part about winds to 40 knots and seas to 16 feet, we made a quick right turn … Continue reading

Posted in Underway | 2 Comments

Still motoring!

50 miles due east of Charleston, South Carolina While we expect big winds tomorrow as a strong cold front moves on past, today is not tomorrow. Winds right now continue very light (2 to 4 knots) and our trusty Volvo … Continue reading

Posted in Underway | Leave a comment