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Engine Update

Engine update;  'Nobby' Peers is looking at the engine.   The exhaust hose and lift tank were both worn out and we are in the process of replacing them.   Walter helped me to remove the old lift tank.  Here is a nice water color I bought in New Bedford on the way...

A Short Cruise to Maine 2020

A Short Cruise to Maine 2020 Fiona was launched in late August and was ready to depart in early September. The crew, Tom and Chuck, showed up a week early, we bent on the sails, loaded the heavy gear and did the food shopping. The recalcitrant freezer was fixed by the...

Engine Repairs in New Bedford

Fiona is still at Pope's Island Marina in New Bedford.  A technician removed the engine injectors yesterday for a rebuild.    Hopefully that will fix the engine problem, if so we will leave for Long Island on Friday.

Fiona Arrived in Boothbay

We are now at Boothbay.   Tom and Chuck really enjoyed Port Clyde, that bought four lobsters at the general store for $6.40l/lb .   In Boothbay  John and Helena stopped by, they crewed on Fiona in 2014 and 2015.    They now live full time aboard Petronella , for which...

Fiona’s in Rockland

We enjoyed a great sail on a starboard reach to Rockland, Did the ten mile leg in 90 minutes.  We will stay three nights at The Landings as we couldn't get a reservation to visit the Transportation  Museum until Wednesday afternoon.

Heading for Rockland

We left Belfast And moored for the night at Warren Island, a Maine State Park. Strong wind today but sunny. We will head for Rockland tomorrow. During the last few Happy Hours we have listened to jazz from Bob Sparkman and Jerry Noble. Bob was the president of...

Fiona is in Belfast

Friday we arrived at Belfast.  Strong wind blew away the fog.    Yesterday we ran into another CCAer , 'Solution, at Harbor Island, Merchants Row.  We plan to spend two days in Belfast, we are tied up at the Town Dock

The autopilot is fixed!

 The part for the autopilot arrived at the harbor master's office in Bar Harbor on Wednesday.   Amazingly the part worked and we now have a functioning autopilot again and it's working well.   We headed west and are now are in Stonington, ME.    Fair winds, Eric

Fiona is in Bar Harbor

 Fiona has arrived at Bar Harbor.   Our sail from Provincetown was wonderful to start with.  The wind from the east eventually peaked at 18 kts.  Unfortunately it died to nothing by 4 am on Tuesday and we powered the rest of the way.   It was very foggy offshore but...

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