Category Archives: Boat projects

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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Chilling in Annapolis

Well, if you have spent time around the Chesapeake Bay in the summer, you know that “chilling” is, in this case, strictly metaphorical!  With the heat and humidity here, we have rarely been more grateful for Harmonie’s efficient air conditioning. We … Continue reading

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A Crappy Problem with a Solution.

You learn all kinds of things when you have a cruising sailboat.  You are away from basic services, so you have to be your own electric company, your own water company, your own sewage company, among many other things. Today … Continue reading

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10 Things that Belong on Every Boat–Part Two

In my last post, 10 Things–Part One, I covered the books I thought belonged on every cruising sailboat. This time I get to some of the maintenance “goos and gunks” that are needed to keep a boat working well. All of … Continue reading

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10 Things that Belong on Every Boat–Part One

Karen suggested that I put together a list of the ten things I think every boat owner should have close to hand.  It is a bit of a challenge to keep it to only ten, but these are  things that … Continue reading

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The List

I had written that we had projects that were planned for our time in Annapolis.  We postpone some non-urgent projects until we are in a major yachting center where a wide range of possible parts and support are available.  Nothing … Continue reading

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