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Launched!

The yard has finished painting the bottom.   Kevin Weeks noticed a small ding on a blade of the propeller, this should be repaired by Friday.  Fiona was launched today, Friday.   Mast will go up Monday.

Getting Ready for Launch Update

Bob Berg machined a new set of support struts for the Aries, Victor the Vane.  The joints had become very worn.  On Saturday John installed them, we also reinstalled the grounding plates, which I had been soaking for a week in weak acid. Weeks are preparing...

Getting ready for the Maine cruise!

Will and Al have signed up for the Maine cruise.   Scott may join the boat for a week or two.   Scott and John came to the yard early Saturday and we cleared up a few maintenance chores - removing the ground plates for cleaning, tidying up the...

Artistic License

Tom Lohre who crewed for a transatlantic crossing in 2018 has completed a painting of an event that occurred years ago when Fiona was struck by a whale. The place is south of the Cape Verde Island, the time is October, 2002. He has dramatized the incident - artistic...

Getting Ready For Adventure!

My son Colin came up from Tennessee and we got a lot of boat maintenance out of the way; painted the mast and boom, varnished the cabin sole, attacked a leak in the aft cabin hatch.  I am still hoping to launch the boat in summer for a Maine cruise and a winter...

Spring Is Here!

Sorry for the hiatus of Fiona news, it has been a cold winter in Long Island, without much boat work getting done.   Also I have suffered from bronchitis all winter.    Last weekend it warmed up and I re-installed the electronics.  I am now...

Please contact Eric Forsyth via email at ericbforsyth@gmail.com

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