Monthly Archives: June 2009

Wide-angle HD Video of Tahina Spinnaker Sailing

So, last week, while we were enjoying our first sailing trip of the summer, I tried out the new Digital Canon Rebel T1i’s HD video feature. I wanted to try something unique, so I put on the Sigma 10mm wide-angle … Continue reading

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First Summer Sailing Trip – Part 3

On Tuesday evening, we brought out the BBQ grill and cooked up some food in the setting sun in our anchorage near the Beaufort waterfront. It was a very comfortable day temperature-wise, with a nice breeze. So, we ate on … Continue reading

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First Summer Sailing Trip – Part 2

In the first part of this trip, we sailed to Cape Lookout and spent a night and day there. Then on Sunday afternoon we moved to the Beaufort town anchorage (right across from the water front shops). The next day, … Continue reading

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First Summer Sailing Trip – Part 1

On Friday, just two days before the summer solstice, we packed up and headed out to the boat. Upon arrival, we cranked up the A/C on the boat (it was near 100 degrees F when we arrived outside), and immediately … Continue reading

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Going Sailing!

Tomorrow Karen and I will start a little sailing trip for a few days of much-needed boat time. Since we bought Tahina last August, we have had very little time to actually just sail places and drop anchor for a … Continue reading

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Daysail with a Nice Surprise!

After a day of mostly minor projects on Sunday, we decided to take the boat out for a spin on Monday. It was a nice day with light winds forecasted. The tide was low at sunrise, so we opted for … Continue reading

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Appliances, Wedding, Speakers and things

On Friday, we spent most of the day near the house awaiting the 3rd attempt to have our new kitchen appliances delivered and installed. The appliances we selected had rave reviews here, and so, we went ahead and bought the … Continue reading

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End of the Line – A fish story

Imagine a world without fish. That’s the tag line to the new upcoming movie “End of the Line“. National Geographic held a press conference about the movie on World Ocean Day this week. The movie is most likely the first … Continue reading

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Last Big Backpacking Trip

Before leaving on our five year sailing circumnavigation on Tahina, I wanted to have one last big backpacking trip with some of my friends. So, I invited Fred and Andy, who also live in North Carolina, and we flew out … Continue reading

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New Jib Halyard Installed!

This weekend I went down to install the replacement jib halyard (that’s the line which keeps the jib sail up – which in our case is a furling sail wrapped around the main forestay at the bow). If you’ve been … Continue reading

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