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Tagged With: refrigeration

last days of french polynesia

September – October 2014 Upon Wil’s return to Tahiti, our days following were a whirlwind of activity.  The day he returned, we spent one last night in “Carrefour Bay” near Marina Taina, where we shared drinks out with s/v Liward and s/v Macha.  This would be the last time to see our dear friends, Steve … Continue reading »

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repairs, projects & weather . . . oh my

October 25 – November 2, 2012 The next 10 ten days spent at Jarrett Bay was a whirlwind of activity.  From rudder repairs and overdue projects to Halloween and Hurricane Sandy, we were kept busy for the entire time the boat was out of the water.  And of course, we had to keep school going, … Continue reading »

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final days in annapolis

October 8 – 10, 2012 The temperature had drastically plummeted.  In the early morning, I was bundled up, sitting at the salon table, writing my blog post, and drinking my coffee.  I suddenly noticed that I could see my breath inside the boat.  It was 44 degrees F outside.  It was Wil’s last day of … Continue reading »

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it works, it doesn’t work

It works, it doesn’t work, it works . . . The systems on our boat can be just like pulling petals from a flower and doing the loves me, loves me not.  I guess you could say, we have that type of love/love not relationship with our boat systems! The generator and the refrigerator have … Continue reading »

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plymouth to portland

After our big day of whale watching, we settled in for the night with plans to make a mid-morning landfall in the Portland area.  As seems to be the case lately, we were again motorsailing.  The Gulf of Maine was a glassy flat with barely a breeze. During my first watch of the night, a strong … Continue reading »

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cooling off

Over these past few days, we’ve been trying to cool off in more ways than one. As we are rapidly approaching full-time liveaboard status, the weather is getting warmer, and there’s no end in sight for the amount of work to be done.  Although, today we were able to see a big dent in the chores. Our … Continue reading »

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we can carry ice cream!

    Our refrigeration and freezer systems are running!  It was quite exciting to see the freezer get down to temperature, and stay there. We installed a new keel-cooled Frigoboat system.  There had been three separate refrigeration systems onboard.  One engine driven, one air cooled, and one shore powered.  We disconnected all of them, tore … Continue reading »

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