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Circumnavigation To-Do list

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

As any boat owner knows the “to-do” list seems to always grow faster than it shrinks.  On Golden Glow, we have five months to get her ready for a multi-year adventure and that is like miracle-grow for a to-do list. The good news: Antares is a great catamaran, already designed with [read more]

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]

Words of Warning on Rigging / Up-the-Mast Surveys

June 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

One thing we discovered interviewing surveyors to inspect the Antares catamaran we were thinking of buying was how few still go up the mast. And how can you buy a boat without knowing the condition of your rigging!?!      Jonathan Sands in South Florida is one surveyor who still goes up the [read more]

Beautiful Classic Hinckley Boats

June 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

The craftsmanship of the venerable Hinkley Yachts company is legendary.  One of the benefits of hauling out at Hinckley’s Marina in Stuart, Florida was the chance to view these beautiful classic boats up [read more]

Wall Plate for Nav Station To Keep Inputs & Cords Neat & Organized

May 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had read on Jason & Gail’s very helpful Two Fish blog about a wall plate they had built and installed at their Nav Station. They mentioned on the blog that they got it at Ram Electronics. It turned out not to be as easy to find the site, or the product (it gets specially made) so I [read more]

Antares University in the Exumas (Bahamas), May 2014

May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

What a contrast it was to leave the San Diego wildfires and and arrive in the Exumas in the Bahamas for our Antares University. You cannot imagine two more different environments! We left behind a cauldron of smoke, ash, intense heat and fire and landed in a paradise of blue-green water, as clear [read more]
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