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On the Hard

Tahina was successfully lifted out of the water yesterday afternoon – on our fourth scheduled attempt to haul-out. We are now safely set up in the yard and on the “hard”. The wood blocks, and steel beams we used to … Continue reading

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Projects Started

Although our haul-out is now scheduled for Thursday at the earliest, it was time to start working on projects we can do while still in the water. We considered putting the sails on, but we think it would be best … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Updates

[NOTE: This post from March 31st got lost in my archives during our server change. I'm reposting it to get it back in the archives.] My plan to change out the water heater got delayed. A guy at the marina … Continue reading

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Watermaker Fix

A few days ago I began the process of replacing a critical part to our watermaker. We have a Spectra watermaker on Tahina. The watermaker converts salt water into fresh water so we have all the water we need for: … Continue reading

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Eye Progress Report

At my eye appointment yesterday the doctor said there was noticeable improvement. The corneal ulcer defect reduced in size significantly. More important, the tissue that normally covers the cornea (epithelium layer) has started growing back. This means the infection is … Continue reading

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Yucky Boat Work and Heading North

We moved out of Soldiers Point on Thursday and took a short trip to Fame Cove just to the north. It’s a quiet little anchorage with a few moorings. We found the only one available near the shore and got … Continue reading

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Busy Busy

Since we returned from our road trip, we have been busy prepping to continue north. On Tuesday we moved Tahina to the fuel dock so we could take care of tanks. Unfortunately, their pump out system wasn’t working right, so … Continue reading

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Boating Life: In a Port for Repairs

As you travel around the world by boat, occasionally you have to stop somewhere to have boat maintenance and/or repairs performed. After all, the definition we most hear about cruising is: “Repairing your boat in exotic places.” Along our way, … Continue reading

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Boatyard Progress with Easter Coming

A lot of progress has been made since the last update almost a week ago. I’m going to summarize some of the projects we’ve completed and some of the projects left. We have been here 12 days already and probably … Continue reading

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Tahina Going Out for a Sail

We spent all week working on boat projects. Mostly preparing for our haul-out end of next week. First, we needed to get Tahina ready for moving. Since she had been sitting for the past 5 months in the marina, she … Continue reading

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