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September 2014

Ongoing Boat Maintenance & Improvement

September 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

All boats require a lot of work, and when you buy a previously-owned boat, even one in as good condition as Cinq a Sept, it’s even more work. Making her our own, just keeping her in excellent condition, and where possible, updating her and bringing her up to an even better condition, take a [read more]

Fixing Everything on the Boat, Including the Kitchen Sink

September 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

I didn’t know my own strength! I was doing a bit of laundry in a bucket in the double sink in the galley (not enough to warrant running the washing machine) and I guess I was pressing down too hard. To my surprise, the sink broke right off its mountings. Of course what we discovered after [read more]

Purifying the Boat’s Plumbing System

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ken Murray, the best security system designer on the east coast, who sold us the security system’s components, told me Rand’s install was as good as he’d ever seen Spring is in the air. If you’re like me, you feel the urge to do Spring Cleaning. Now that Golden Glow is out [read more]

Good Night, New York

September 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

We finished several weeks of hard work on the boat and regular work from the boat, and got to enjoy a last beautiful sunset overlooking New York City on our friend Dan’s tender out in Long Island Sound. and now it’s “Good Night, New York”… (Enjoy this beautiful song by [read more]

Running Plum Gut Wing-on-Wing

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Running Plum Gut Wing-on-Wing from sv Golden Glow on Vimeo. We sailed through the turbulent waters of Plum Gut (between Long Island [read more]

We Caught Our First Fish

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

first fish caught on Golden Glow a Striped Bluefish, caught on a cleated dropline with lure, trolling behind boat as we sailed past Plum Gut into Long Island Sound from Gardiner’s Bay, Montauk, NY Rand teaches me how to clean & filet the fish now the fish is marinating in lemon dill [read more]

Working From the Boat

September 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here I am working on the boat last night. I had a 2-hour evening Board call and thanks to Rand’s ingenuity, I was able to participate on the call from the most beautiful and comfortable setting imaginable. Rand set up this hammock between the mast and the genoa so I joined my Board call while [read more]

Bottling Golden Glow Honey to Bring on board s/v Golden Glow

September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

We are fortunate to have productive honeybees, which we keep in a mild climate. Our bees produce more honey than they can consume during the winter, leaving us free to collect the extra. We bottle it for friends and family, and also store some on s/v Golden Glow. This way, we can enjoy the [read more]

Tim Joins us for a Passage

September 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Tim catches up on Ogilvy work Friday before we push off Tim takes the helm as we leave Manhasset Bay then it’s time to leave NYC behind Sail off into the sunset and have fun! We had lots of good meals on board Skipping Rocks with Rand Cousin Paul is an Expert Swordfish Griller Tim learning [read more]
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