Category Archives: Underway

The Water is Blue

After too many months of landlocked life, we are once again in what feels like our natural element. The sun is shining, the sky and the water are blue, the breeze is blowing, the flying fish are flying, and we … Continue reading

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And Off We Go!

This afternoon we left the world of large crewed superyachts, and made our way down the New River to an anchorage in Hollywood, Florida. This is a trip we have made a number of times, and it was surprisingly busy, … Continue reading

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A Piece of Nautical Trivia

This one certainly surprised me. In our enforced isolation and idleness I am sure you have all come across some piece of information in your web browsing that surprised or amazed you. Well, here is mine… The picture here is … Continue reading

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Who are those masked people?

One of the rules in the city of Fort Lauderdale is that when you in an “essential” business, you have to wear a face mask. Since this is Florida, marinas are “essential” so anytime we are out and about in … Continue reading

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Less than “Super”

It might be the rantings of a curmudgeon, but the world of journalism has decayed dramatically in recent years. (I’d have said “old curmudgeon” but that would be redundant.) Once upon a time, most people bought a newspaper without knowing … Continue reading

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Lizards!

It’s a bit of a cliche that everything grows in Florida, but it is kind of true. Being a warm, usually damp, semi-tropical climate with lots of bugs, there are a lot of critters that eat bugs, including a wide … Continue reading

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Flying the Q-Flag

In the traditional sailor’s flag code a plain yellow flag represents the letter “Q” and is flow by a ship entering harbor to show that they are “healthy” and wish to be cleared in to enter the country. We fly … Continue reading

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Things are busy!

I have finally completed the written description of the window replacement project on Harmonie. Hopefully, the details with help someone else with the same effort! Read all about it here: Harmonie‘s new windows. We have been working with new owners … Continue reading

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Insurance–Conclusion.

Quite the frustrating ride we have with insurance. I suspect a lot of the issues come from the basic assumptions of the insurance business. It is about spreading risk between a large pool of more or less similar customers. Some … Continue reading

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Hey! What’s he doing up there?

Another one of our major projects is complete: New rigging for our Harmonie. In the original plan this project was going to be next year when the parts all had their 15th birthday, but needing to shift to a new … Continue reading

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