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Nice Sail on Bight of Eluthera

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. With a rather gusty wind from the East, from 14 to 23 kts, we set … Continue reading

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Clarence Town, Long Island to New Bight, Cat Island

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. After taking on basic provisions at Clarence Town and experiencing the sand bores, shallow bay … Continue reading

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Jumentos and Ragged Islands in Southern Bahamas

We headed for the Jumentos and Ragged Islands after leaving Georgetown, Exumas, planning to take the shallow Crab Cay cut at high tide. Although the cruising guides and charts indicated we’d have 1 foot under the keel, we did not … Continue reading

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Friends in the Exumas

We found our HHN sailing friends, the crews of Mahina and Pearl of Penzance, quietly anchored in the lee of Big Majors Cay, providing them with a glorious sunset entrance. Soon after anchor, we were joining them for sundowners… for … Continue reading

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Night Shift

After a very brief stay in Marsh Harbour to replenish supplies and visit with friends aboard Zingaro, we made our way South toward the Exumas. We planned to arrive at Fleeming Chanel in daylight, thus our sunset departure into the … Continue reading

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S/V Fin, Brunswick, GA to Christmas in the Bahamas Dec 2018

At 18:15 on Dec 22 Fin again slipped dock lines, this time from Brunswick Landing Marina with full tanks and plenty of stores aboard. The refrigeration was working well enough to do a decent provisioning in Georgia. Again we were … Continue reading

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S/V Fin, Morehead City, NC to Brunswick, GA – Dec 2018

On Dec 15, with provisions, fuel and water aboard, Fin slipped the lines from Yacht Haven Marina in Morehead City, NC shortly after 10 am. Our plan was to continue down the ICW as conditions in the Atlantic were still … Continue reading

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S/V Fin, HHN to Morehead City, Dec 2018

Following is the beginning of a brief log of sailing vessel Fin with Captain Derek, first mate Christina and myself as experienced crew. Fin is a well equipped Perry designed Norseman 447 cutter rigged sloop. We hope you enjoy this … Continue reading

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Relocating the Battery Switches to an accessible area

Sometimes battery switches are not located in a very accessible spot. I prefer to have the battery switch easily accessible but not in the way where a foot could accidentally hit it. Take a look at this installation, where the … Continue reading

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What’s a boat without a little dinghy?

When cruising, every sailboat needs its own sports car, a little dinghy. I wanted to purchase a 9′ Montgomery sailing dinghy, but could not find one on the used market. So why not build my own? Ok, I had a … Continue reading

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