Author Archives: Bill Kinney

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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A Capital Idea

Coming up to Washington DC has proven to be a great side trip. The marina is right in the middle of one of DC’s newest growth neighborhoods, and is just a few minutes walk from the National Mall. Five minutes … Continue reading

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Welcome to DC!

Today we set a record for the greatest number of miles we have ever done in Harmonie, nonstop, under engine. About 75 nautical miles from our anchorage near the mouth of the Potomac, up to downtown Washington, DC. There are … Continue reading

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