Author Archives: Bill Kinney

And More Ready!

The headsail furling system has been fully reassembled, and is working smoothly and quietly. All is happy! Hopefully we have all the things back right after the idiot in Florida made such a hash of it. Kudos to Steve Maddon … Continue reading

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Lots to Report!

To start, Harmonie now has an air force. To give us a new perspective on the world, and to expand our ability to tell a fun story, we have added a small camera drone to our gear set. Hopefully we … Continue reading

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Work(s) in progress!

The part for our jib furler is out being anodized. Hopefully, it will be back early this week, and we can get the boat back together and get sailing again. Our plan continues to be running up to Nova Scotia, … Continue reading

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Waiting, and Working

We have been making good use of our time while waiting for the fabrication of our jib jurler parts to be completed. One thing that has been our our “wish list” for some time has been improved lighting for the … Continue reading

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Stuck!

When we disassembled our jib furler, we found it had a few problems. Some easy to fix, others less so. The primary problem was that a small amount of water had gotten inside. Which corroded a bearing, which “spontaneously disassembled,” … Continue reading

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And we are here…

We sailed up the Severn River this afternoon and have  picked up a mooring off downtown Annapolis in Spa Creek. It is breezy, gray, wet and COLD!  Karen keeps asking me, “Why did we leave the Caribbean?” I haven’t given her … Continue reading

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Heading on…

Our time in DC is now past.  Early this morning we dropped lines, and powered back down the Potomac.  Our destination is Annapolis, in another two or three days. Highlights in DC were visits with local friends, and the visit … Continue reading

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