Handrail Covers

More canvas! Pretty soon, our entire boat will be wrapped in blue canvas 😉 Mark made the two for the flybridge, and Michele made the two for the foredeck. These may seem a little silly or overkill to anyone who hasn’t cared for teak… but these w…

Deck Rot

During the rainy weekend of 8/22/2009, Michele and I discovered (to our deep dismay) that we had water coming into the cabin through the aft-most stanchion base on the port side. A lot of water. We woke on Sunday morning to drier weather, so we prepa…

Pram Canvas

The canvas cover for the dinghy is done! Mark, as usual, served as inspiration. We more-or-less copied his, except that ours doesn’t come down the hull-sides as far as his. Our pram’s hull is painted rather than varnished, so it doesn’t need the sam…

Osaka, Japan…Great Siberian Sushi Run Mission Accomplished!

September 10th was our FINAL day of cruising for 2009. We had a short run, 30 miles up the busy Bay of Osaka on a gloriously sunny day. The boats are tied up at Ashiya Bellport Marina in Osaka, Japan. It’s a nice and very modern marina facility.
Som…

Osaka, Japan…Great Siberian Sushi Run Mission Accomplished!

September 10th was our FINAL day of cruising for 2009. We had a short run, 30 miles up the busy Bay of Osaka on a gloriously sunny day. The boats are tied up at Ashiya Bellport Marina in Osaka, Japan. It’s a nice and very modern marina facility.
Som…

Chicago to Grand Rivers, KY(Sep 9 – 19)

Off the unpredictable lake we’re now again at the mercy of bridge and lock tenders. And then there are all those big barges with their tugs to avoid. Hard to believe we could be so close to the beauty of Chicago while going through the industrial area…

Summer Recap

It’s the week after Labor Day and we are anxious to start traveling south to Florida for the winter. We’ve had a great summer in the Chesapeake Bay visiting with friends and seeing a lot of new and old (to us) places.    Our first stop was Ha…

The Sea Trials

The electronics are now all installed and working fine.  We have taken the boat out into the Solent a few times and pretty much shaken down the engines. 

The Avon Jet Tender is now in place in the chocks on the boat deck.  We have been out in the…

Cumberland River

Just to catch people up….we have departed Goose Pond Marina in Scottsboro, Alabama to make a cruise of the Cumberland River. We will take the Tennessee almost to the Ohio and then turn onto the Cumberland. We will go past Nashville and, hopefully, …

Comments from the Captain

Observations and other inane ramblings:Summer has arrived and it’s only September. We have finally hit a stretch of beautiful days, clear, low 70’s, light breeze.The water in northern Lake Michigan is even clearer than Georgian Bay, and very green….