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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dodger and Bimini

We have been talking with Dan from Canvas Creations,, in Annapolis for almost a year regarding our dodger and bimini. We have opted for a hard dodger made of fiberglass and stainless steel rather than the traditional cloth dodger. Dan has been great to work with and after our 24 day delay, today he took the measurements … Continue reading »

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Preparing for Closing

Now that the boat is secured in a civilized and safe environment we have had to focus on a few home repairs. We had to fix the back storm door handle, the kitchen window crank, the spare bedroom window, the front bay windows and a broken roof rafter. All mundane non noteworthy stuff but it had … Continue reading »

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Under overcast skies, drizzle and rain, and temps in the 40s we departed hell. The alarm went off at 0530, we jumped up and readied the boat. In contrast with the previous day it was almost completely calm so we decided to bend on the head sail. Up went the sail, we forgot to unfurl … Continue reading »

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It was not meant to be…today…

We readied the boat, set the alarm for 0500 and hit the rack. Well at 0500 the weather forecast had not changed a bit, NNW winds 25 knots gusting to 30 and waves 4 to 5 feet. Since we were heading NNW that made the trip a no go, so another couple of days in hell … Continue reading »

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Real Progress!

The boat went in the water last Friday, weather forecast for Monday was terrible but turned out to be perfect. Monday afternoon the Marina started back pedaling on our plan to step the masts Tuesday, I had enough. Long story short I held my ground and the masts went on today! It was a truly … Continue reading »

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