Category Archives: Boat projects

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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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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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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Hurry Up, Everybody!

I know it is unrealistic to expect everyone (anyone?) to care about our timelines.  But sometimes it seems like some vendors are in business just to drive us nuts. Our target date to get out of here and start our … Continue reading

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Anchors, New, Newer, Newest

I have written before about anchoring techniques, now a bit more about the equipment involved. In the last 30 years anchors for cruising boats have undergone a huge generational shift.  The “go-to” anchor in 1990 was the CQR Plow, or … Continue reading

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