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Monthly Archives: August 2012


Before we departed last fall, our friend Glen suggested that we rivet together our bimini frame, so that the set screws wouldn’t separate in high winds. I listen to Glen’s advice, but because we didn’t have the new bimini installed, I didn’t want to permanently install the frame. (Plus we simply ran out of time … Continue reading »

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Dinghy Delay

Over the weekend Sabrina and I ran the dinghy out to visit friends on the hook. On our way out, I remarked that we seemed a lot slower than usual. I theorized that the outboard carburetor might need be cleaned, or the bottom of the dinghy might need to be cleaned. On Monday, I used … Continue reading »

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Coming to an anchorage near you!

Yesterday JV left the slip so that Sabrina and I could clean the hull in preparation of our departure.¬†Sabrina had the important job of cleaning the bottom so we move a little faster through the water. Meanwhile, I tried to remove the last couple months of brackish water stains off the topsides.¬†(Sidenote: It’s a heck … Continue reading »

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Getting Close

We’ve been watching the weather for several days. Our “To-Do” list is now down to one page. We’re washing the boat and filling the tanks. We’re packing up the last of our provisions. Yep, finally we’re almost ready to depart! After Sabrina finished the bimini, I realized I better get the engine ready to go. … Continue reading »

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New Bimini!

Yea!! After more hours behind a sewing machine than I care to recall, the bimini is complete! All things considered (like the fact that this is my first big canvas project) we are pretty pleased with the end result. Besides the fact that our old bimini was more than ten years old and becoming worn … Continue reading »

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August 1st?

August 1st already? Where did the time go? We’ve been busy since we’ve returned to Bohemia Bay. We’ve seen our friends, visited family, and accomplished a lot on the boat. A small sampling of the items we’ve been working on: Sabrina has almost completed sewing us an awesome new bimini. It goes around the bases … Continue reading »

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