Fiona News Network
Fiona Maintenance Update & Puffer Cruise
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...
Fiona Maintenance Update
Walter and I installed the rebuilt anchor windlass on the foredeck. I finished replacing the shattered bits of the port railcap. Most of the electronics have been installed including the refurbished chart plotter /radar. At the moment I am struggling to...
Eric presented a video and gave a short talk to the South Bay Cruising Club on the 2nd of April. He was completely surprised to be presented with a magnificent Birthday cake and a card signed by many members put together by Jay Pizer inspired by the cover of his...
’23 Cruising Season Updated
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 has been...
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 basement.
Fiona is back in Patchogue
Fiona arrived at Week's yard today after waiting for high tide in the Patchogue river.
Stuck in Nantucket
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 ...
Gale Force Winds In Nantucket
We are experiencing gale force winds in Nantucket, just when it will be prudent to leave is unclear, maybe Monday, maybe not.
Portland to Nantucket
We overnighted from Portland to Nantucket. All under power with no wind. Just as we arrived the heavens opened up with warm, heavy rain, the remains of hurricane 'Ian' I suspect. Now tied up in the Basin.
Fiona is at Fore Points Marina in Portland
Fiona is at Fore Points Marina in Portland. We will pick up Walter on Thursday and leave to head south on Friday.
Please contact Eric Forsyth via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If Fiona is at sea you can contact the ship here: WDI9795@sailmail.com