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Scraping away…

C.E. Grundler Time sure doesn’t fly when you’re scraping away decades of bottom paint, which is why as we drove up to the boat this morning my assistant and I were debating what day it was. It’s been all hands … Continue reading

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Not sleeping is the enemy

By Christine Kling S/V Learnativity, voyage to Fiji Sunday, May 17th, 7:00am Position 12.41S 179.04E Wind 15-20SSE, course 210, boat speed 5-6 knots Distance to Bligh Water entrance 240 Bearing 195 You can follow our progress on this tracking map: … Continue reading

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Not sleeping is the enemy

By Christine Kling S/V Learnativity, voyage to Fiji Sunday, May 17th, 7:00am Position 12.41S 179.04E Wind 15-20SSE, course 210, boat speed 5-6 knots Distance to Bligh Water entrance 240 Bearing 195 You can follow our progress on this tracking map: … Continue reading

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Helicopters and hitchhikers

by Christine Kling S/V Learnativity, voyage to Fiji Saturday, May 9th, 6pm Position 05.23S 177.50E Wind 0, course 145, boat speed 6.5 knots You can follow our progress on this tracking map: http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Learnativity We left Majuro last Saturday, and we … Continue reading

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Ever have one of those days?

Where you get up early, all fired up for an ugly day of dirty work. I mean Tyvek suit/Mask/Respirator/Gloves day.  This comes from a winter of boat near-abandonment, in a shed that has again become the domain of feral cats … Continue reading

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Iridium – Away we GO!

by Christine Kling This week we finally fired up our new Iridium GO in preparation for leaving to sail down to Fiji. Already, I love the Go. Previously, when we sailed from Fiji to the Marshall Islands in January 2014, … Continue reading

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Learning the ropes…

C.E. Grundler Yesterday was one of those glorious spring days, and absolutely nothing beats a boatyard in spring. After the long and brutal winter we’ve had here in the northeast, the optimism for the season ahead has everyone grinning, including … Continue reading

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Brilliant

She’s a real a museum piece. On occasion, you might hear a similar phrase when you walk the docks where you do your boating. In the case of Brilliant, it’s no exaggeration. She is a museum piece, owned and under … Continue reading

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Spring at Last

by John M. Urban Winter’s end on our front lawn – the last of the season’s snow hung on all the way to Opening Day at Fenway Park. It’s amusing, and predictable, to learn of babies born nine months following … Continue reading

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Good News Everyone!

C.E. Grundler I’m going to keep this short, because there’s way too much to explain. I’ll throw in some links for anyone curious and adventurous, or maybe looking for a unique and obscure way to torture or kill a character. … Continue reading

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