Pacific Crossing

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in blog | One Comment
Pacific Crossing

Anahata is now in Nuku Hiva, Marquesas. we arrived 3 weeks ago after a fantastic 20 day crossing of the South Pacific. Anahata is an amazing boat that continues to exceed my expectation all the time, doing many 180 mile days. Our best day on crossing was 189miles and that was with the main reefed. ...

3 Hatches rebuilt

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in blog | No Comments
3 Hatches rebuilt

When I first moved onto the boat in April, I discovered that three of the deck hatches leaked. I covered them up for the time being. Eventually had to deal with the reality that they had to be rebuilt. While I was all game to take on the project myself, I was convinced that there ...

Replacing the chainplates.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Replacing the chainplates.

When I had a survey done we picked a high moisture reading on the side of the hull which was strange then I looked up and noticed that it was directly below the shrouds. On further research through the passport user group discovered this was a known issue. The chainplates ever encapsulated into the hull ...

Good for the heart.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Good for the heart.

Have to make it pretty. While Anahata was still on the hard I started baring up all the bright work in the cockpit.  Once we were launched, I continued the project by baring up all the toe rails and handrails, using combination scrappers and orbital sanders. To make it easier I removed all the stanchions. ...

First Sail Anahata Video

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in blog, video | No Comments
First Sail Anahata Video

My friend Al joined for the first sail on Anahata after I had launched in Point Breeze, NY  

No Hands Video: the monitor

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in blog, video | No Comments
No Hands Video: the monitor

After struggling to get the Monitor wind self steering to work on the first sail, found the problem a stretched bushing. Found a spare in the monitor repair box on the boat. Once it was replaced had to take anahata out for a sail. First time by myself. it worked wonderfully.

Cleaning Fuel tanks

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in blog | One Comment
Cleaning Fuel tanks

Another busy day on Anahata. Lubricated through hulls and cleaned the fuel tanks. The marina came through again and lent me a portable fuel pump and a 50 gallon drum. After pumping out 50 gallons of diesel from tanks revealed the problem, 2 inches of rust and sludge in the bottom of the tank. The ...

Trucking to Oak Orchard

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Trucking to Oak Orchard

Anahata was trucked from Annapolis, Maryland  up to Oak Orchard, on the south shore of Lake Ontario. After taking her off the truck wrapped her up on a huge tarp and left here for spring time.

Packing her up for trucking

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Packing her up for trucking

Took 3 days to take everything off Anahata’s deck so that she would fit under the bridges. the height requirement was 12′ 6″. It meant that we had to remove pushpit, pullpit, radar arch, dodger, Bimini, Boom Gallows and all the stanchions. The Port Annapolis Marina help taking down the mast, after which I was ...

Anahata

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Anahata

Welcome to the rebirth of the Floating Classroom. Please meet  Anahata, my new home and partner. She is a beautiful Passport 42. I will be recording all the trials and tribulations as get her ready this summer as I prepare to sail around the world. I purchased her in September last year 2013 in Annapolis, ...