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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...

39 Again!

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...

Hauled Out

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.

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  ...

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