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Shakedown – Part 5 – Can We Go Cruising, Finally?

Almost, but not quite, cruising.

After successfully but not entirely sorting out the generator, dinghy and electronics, we were ready to roll out of Bellingham.  Two items remained:  calibrating our new electronics bits, and picking up some extensions for the dinghy mounts so the hatch to the upper deck would clear the dinghy tube. Continue reading Shakedown – Part 5 – Can We Go Cruising, Finally?

The Maiden Voyage

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Bruce savors the moment.

On Saturday, April 1st we officially took delivery of our new boat.  (April Fool’s, anyone?  We hope not.). We moved aboard that afternoon.  It was kind of a heady moment, something that we had anticipated for roughly a year.  And now it was real.  Unbelievably, the sun magically came out from behind the clouds.  We took a bottle to the flybridge to try to relax and let it all soak in.  The next morning the sun came out also.  Good omens of times to come. Continue reading The Maiden Voyage

The Waiting Game

IMG_1959We arrived in LaConner, WA on March 13 to see our new boat for the first time.  She is scheduled to be launched at the end of the month.  This time frame gives us great opportunity to see the final build process on the boat, and also to explore the the Pacific Northwest, which we have never visited before. Continue reading The Waiting Game