Monthly Archives: September 2009

Hard work at the boatyard

This week started the final stages at the boatyard. We have to finish all work required to be done while we are out of the water. This included: changing zincs on the prop, painting the bottoms with new anti-fouling paint, … Continue reading

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Tahina Expedition Presentation

A few months ago, I was approached at our marina in Carolina Beach by someone who was a member of the Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to safe boating education and promoting high … Continue reading

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Last week (we hope) at boatyard

Our goal was to be done with the boatyard work by the end of the month. We had a huge list of tasks, but after two weeks of hard work – and a lot of help from the crew at … Continue reading

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Family Bon Voyage Party – plus extras

My Mom wanted to put on a family bon voyage party a month early. I thought it was a bit early, but I appreciated her wanting to take on the task. We have a large family, so I was sure … Continue reading

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Radios working!

Thursday was a big day of accomplishment at the boatyard. We finished the SSB install, turned it on, and it worked! We also finished the Satcom install and it turned on as well (but, we’re waiting to activate it with … Continue reading

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Boatyard Progress – September 23

The Tahina boatyard projects are progressing nicely. We’re not on schedule of course, but we have accomplished much. I’m still hopeful we will be close to finish by the middle of next week. The biggest projects have been the hardware … Continue reading

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Turning point

During the course of the last few weeks, we have been getting a better understanding why so few people embark on a long trip like the one we are planning. What is required to prepare for such a trip is … Continue reading

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SSB Radio and other progress, Quick trip home

Since Wednesday night (the last blog post summary at the boatyard), a lot has been accomplished at the boatyard. The install for the SSB radio is nearly complete. We are still waiting on the delivery of the ground plate – … Continue reading

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Boatyard Work – Diving Inside

While we didn’t need scuba gear, we were definitely diving in tight places the last couple of days. Gerard came by on late-Wednesday and stayed for a day to lend a hand (and tools!) to help with radio installations. While … Continue reading

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Boatyard work

Having a boat hauled out is normally a big production because the owner is always attempting to get done all the projects which can only be done while the boat is out of the water. Not only that, but there … Continue reading

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