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Tagged With: escape hatch

new zealand to french polynesia ~ against the wind

added note:  While this is another one of my lengthy posts, it is more for our own record and memory of the passage.  But hopefully, many of you will enjoy it regardless.  For those of you who prefer a shortened version, most days are titled with some highlights. May 2 – 20, 2014 Day 1:  … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ haul-out & maintenance, the good & the bad

February 11 – March 14, 2014 Other than the brief beaching in Opua for the thru-hull repair, it had been nearly two years since our last haul-out.  Along with a small handful of maintenance jobs, the ole gal was in need of some bottom paint, and  it was also high time to give her steel … Continue reading »

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water’s coming in!

While this post is a little out of line, I want to let everyone know where we are and what happened on our journey here. January 28, 2013 . . . enroute from Jamaica to San Blas Islands, Panama . . . NE winds 25 knots, seas 8-12 feet . . . starting at about … Continue reading »

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