Category Archives: Underway

A fast and simple passage—mostly

We continue to make excellent time south. We crossed to the eastern side of the Gulf Stream early this afternoon, and are now pointed pretty much straight at our destination of Port Everglades, Florida Today’s weather had the wind complete … Continue reading

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Finally, Sailing South.

We the dock left Annapolis at 7:30 yesterday morning, and have been sailing continuously since. Strong west to northwest winds have been powering us along a lot faster that our usual average speeds, we are running pretty steady at 8 … Continue reading

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

All the projects that we need to do are done, and the last of the stowing and packing is happening. We have our crew aboard, and the weather looks good for an afternoon departure tomorrow for a non-stop trip down … Continue reading

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What a Difference…

What a difference two weeks makes! It hasn’t been our choice to linger in northern latitudes this long, but rather the choice of our insurance underwriter. Our old insurance carrier wanted us north of Florida until November 1st, our new … Continue reading

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The Best Sailboat Racing Team Outfits

Every serious sailboat racing team competes on two levels. One, of course, is who’s boat is faster. The other is who can look best out on the race course. This usually consists of color coordinated foul weather gear, and such. … Continue reading

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Power Up!

After a huge amount of work over several weeks, we had our big day: The first test run of our new generator. Spoiler Alert: It worked! A few weeks ago we we had our old generator lifted out of the … Continue reading

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Fall Settles In

The colors of autumn are beginning to tinge the trees here in eastern Maryland. For us, this can only mean one thing: Time to head south! That will happen in a few weeks, but in the meantime we are once … Continue reading

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Until it Breaks?

We have had a number of discussions with boat owners recently about out maintenance practices, especially around our generator, and I have been surprised by what I heard. The Issue What we were discussing was one of the scheduled maintenance … Continue reading

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In With the New…

We have a LOT of work going on right now, mostly electrical. Harmonie was ahead of her time when she was built, but electrical systems change quickly, and there has been a lot of water under that bridge in the … Continue reading

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Catch and Release

At the time of our last post we were still in Lewes, Delaware. We have moved, and are now in Annapolis, Maryland back at our favorite boatyard in the Chesapeake: Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard. Getting here started out with a … Continue reading

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