Ticking off the boat projects.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Ticking off the boat projects.

Busy week doing boat project on the ANAHATA in Annapolis. Steve Madden, ex SA from Durban, helped me rebuild the deck collar tie down. He loaned a monster riveter, worked a dream. He also lent me a nifty little string with triangle on ends which enable me in insert the tung backing plate without  it ...

Anahata gets new lettering

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in blog | 5 Comments
Anahata gets new lettering

  Benefit of boat show was able to getting Anahata’s name printed on vinyl. One side done will do the other tomorrow.

Busy boat show

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Busy boat show

Anahata is very quiet as all crew have left. What a great weekend. Got to hook up with a herd of good mates from Queen City Yacht Club plus solved a couple of problems with big projects on the boat. It was fantastic to share a couple of evenings with Qcyc folks and show off ...

Annapolis update

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in blog | 4 Comments
Annapolis update

Been a busy week in Annapolis continuing to work through the boat list. The biggy for the week were getting the fridge and freezer sorted. Sean for Horton Marine Services came by and checked over the entire system. The freezer just need to be recharged and connection tightened to stop a small leak. The fridge ...

A really bad day for some

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in blog | One Comment

A big blow came through Annapolis today 25+ knots for the SE. This meant that the anchorage that we had been at for the last two day was very exposed to 4 ft swells and only about 100 ft directly onto the sea wall off the Naval Academy. We had moved to an anchorage further ...

Anchored in Annapolis

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in blog | 3 Comments

Safe and sound in Annapolis after a bit of drama…oops lost track of how much we had been motoring and ran out of fuel an hour from Annapolis. No problem we are a sail boat so we sailed the last 5 miles, tacked up to the anchorage outside of town, dropped the hook under sail, ...

Safely from New York to Chesapeake city

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in blog | No Comments

Longer post to following. Chris and I left New York yesterday morning, motor sailed to Cape May and up Delaware Bay, 36 hours. We have just dropped anchor in Chesapeake City in the CD canal that links Delaware bay to the Chesapeake. Everyone and the boat fared well. Good to be through Delaware Bay as ...

Moving down the Hudson

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in blog | 3 Comments
Moving down the Hudson

Got about 45 miles down river from Waterford to Hop-o-nose Marina, Catskill’s to take down the mast. Mid summer like weather is still continuing, short and t-shirts all the way. Coming down the Hudson today there were a gaggle of power boats in the middle of the channel just hanging enjoying the weather. We arrived ...

Made it through the locks

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in blog | 2 Comments
Made it through the locks

Got to Waterford, NY this afternoon. This marks the end of the Eerie canal. Time to catch our breath and prep the mast so we can put her back up on Monday. We were incredibly lucky with the weather as most of the time we were in shorts and t-shirts. The highlight of today was ...

Day 3 through the Eerie Canal

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Day 3 through the Eerie Canal

The indian summer weather is holding so we are making great progress through the Eerie Canal. We are now tied up at lock 10 50 miles till we get to the Hudson river. Today we woke to super thick fog and for the first two hours we motored with someone standing on the bow in ...