Fiona maintenance, the engine started first turn of the key, oil pressure 40 psi, fuel pressure 4 psi and the generator charged. Looks like we are on our way to a summer sail. Before that I am flying to Scotland for a week on a Puffer Ship. Fair Winds, Eric... Maintenance is proceeding to get Fiona ready for the ’23 cruising season. The Vetus windlass has been rebuilt – new bearings and seals and some corroded parts replaced. It spent forty years on the foredeck on all the seven seas. The radar chart plotter...Fiona was hauled out Friday and is now resting in her usual spot at the west of Weeks yard. I removed the anchor windlass, it had suffered on the foredeck for nearly 40 years. Replacing bearings, and seals and painting it will be a good winter job in the...Fiona arrived at Week’s yard today after waiting for high tide in the Patchogue river. We are still stuck in Nantucket, but it looks like a window will open Thursday for the leg to Long Island. Walter had to fly out yesterday due to the pressure of work however, he got a chance to tour the wonderful whaling museum before he left. Fair winds, Eric ...We are experiencing gale force winds in Nantucket, just when it will be prudent to leave is unclear, maybe Monday, maybe not.