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  • 11/15/2019 09:58

    Summer of upgrades

    The summer of upgrades Summer of upgrades photos As usual, we planned to spend the summer north of North Carolina for hurricane season. We decided that going all the way to Nova Scotia was simply too far a trek for us after doing so last year. We are proud of our 10,000 mile pendant from Nordhavn, but are looking forward to not moving at such a fast pace as last year. After our stop at York River Yacht Haven, we moved on to Herrington Harbour North to spend a month there. We have learned that... Start your own blog now! Free!

  • 11/15/2019 08:36

    York River to Herrington Harbour North

    York River to Herrington Harbour -Jenny Herrington Harbour photos Ted had scheduled a trip in July to see his family in Oklahoma while we were at York River, and he left from Richmond Airport a few days after we arrived. I was still down with pneumonia, but had visited a clinic and got some strong meds to sort me out. So the week Ted was away, I was either on the couch in the air-conditioning, or by the pool under an umbrella. I was so unwell I could only just get into the pool and sit for a w...

  • 11/15/2019 08:29

    46 knot SQUALL in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 243

  • 11/15/2019 04:24

    Windlass Maintenance

    Our Maxwell 3500 windlass has performed flawlessly for us in a decade of use across thousands of anchorages around the world. To keep it that way, we disassemble and grease the top end every twelve months and change the oil every two years. Both were due recently. In taking the windlass apart, we found far...

  • 11/14/2019 11:15

    Steering System Maintenance

    Here we step through the steering system on the Nordhavn 52, showing some of the wear points and the changes we have made to minimize these issues. Finally, we show the removal and replacement of the hydraulic steering rod end. This is the part that transfers force between the hydraulic cylinder and the steering arm....

  • 11/14/2019 10:46

    Nordhavn Steering System Maintenance (MV Dirona Channel)

  • 11/14/2019 08:29

    1 YEAR REVIEW - Induction Cooking on a Sailboat - ELECTRICAL BOAT TECH (3 of 7)

  • 11/14/2019 02:11

    Nordhavn 68 MIGRATION - walk through with Garrett Severen

  • 11/14/2019 01:29


    Medemblik was a prosperous trading town in 1289 when it was awarded city rights and is the oldest port on the IJsselmeer. It’s a wonderful town to explore, with a fortress dating from its founding and centuries-old houses overlooking historic canals. From Den Helder, we ran 26 miles south to anchor off Andijk, passing through...

  • 11/13/2019 08:29

    SOLAR Vs. WIND - How much power can you make? ELECTRICAL BOAT TECH (2 of 7) - Sailing Vessel Delos

  • 11/12/2019 08:29

    Sailboat Electrical System Overview - ELECTRICAL BOAT TECH (1 of 7) - Sailing Vessel Delos

  • 11/12/2019 01:54

    Den Helder

    For visitors to the area, Den Helder is best known as the gateway to the island of Texel, the most visited Dutch island in the Wadden Sea. But the long-time military base and former naval shipyard has a number of other attractions. These include the Dutch Navy Museum, the Napoleonic Fort Kijkduin, the Nollen Landscape...

  • 11/12/2019 01:23

    Dutch Navy Museum

    Late 20th-century Dutch guided-missile frigates carried a large radar dome housing a revolutionary 3D radar that could measure an object’s distance, direction and height at the same time. The radar had a range of 242 miles (390km) and could track over a hundred targets simultaneously, making it the most powerful radar of its time (1975-2000)....

  • 11/11/2019 08:47

    She's Gone

    Much has happened since our last post over a year ago.  Though our enthusiasm for blogging waned we continued to cruise.  We traveled back to Florida, out to Eleuthera, and down to Key West and the Dry Tortugas this past year before settling in at Suntex marina in Vero Beach.  In Vero we completed many boat projects, land trips to see relatives, the usual doctor’s appointments, etc…and endured our first hurricane season in Florida.  Thankfully, Dorian spared us but we grieve for the Abacos; thei... Start your own blog now! Free!

  • 11/10/2019 02:11


    The island of Texel, with its extensive sandy beaches and abundant wildlife, is the most visited Dutch island in the Wadden Sea. Ferries make the 15-minute crossing north to Texel from Den Helder every half-hour during busy periods. Texel was popular historically as well. Texel Roads, off the southeast coast of the island, was one...

  • 11/9/2019 15:49


    Envoy's ownership is now transferred to Larry and Catherine Wood of Brisbane, Australia and we're sure they'll have as much fun and adventure as we enjoyed.  Envoy has been de-registered from the NZ Shipping Register in preparation for her new Australian listing. We've been back home in Auckland for three weeks now and busy searching for a new boat. We looked at about 15 before we found one we really liked and signed the deal last Wednesday, subject to survey, sea trial and engineering report. This should be all complete in about two weeks and then I'll provide some details. We've been too busy to sort out our problem of loading images to the blog so I'll post this update and add images next week. Now back to the Med. It's late September and we leave Kastos Island to cruise through the Dragonera and Echinades Islands. There are several islands in this remote and barren group with many fish farms among them.  The Dragonera islands Although there are good day anchorages here it's n...

  • 11/9/2019 05:27

    De Nollen Landscape

    In the 1980s, Dutch artist R.W. van de Wint began an experimental project that became his life’s work. Over the course of 25 years, he created paintings, steel sculptures and large structures amongst old bunkers in the dune area De Nollen in Den Helder. De Nollen was the southern extent of the Fort Dirksz Admiraal,...

  • 11/9/2019 04:50

    Vlieland to Den Helder

    Den Helder is the main naval base for the Royal Netherlands Navy and the harbour is packed with large and imposing naval ships. Within the port is the Royal Netherlands Navy Yacht club, where we stayed for several nights in sight of all the navy ships plus many large commercial and Coast Guard vessels. From...

  • 11/9/2019 02:55


    The beach Vliehors is an 8-sq-mile (20-sq-km) sandy plain, exposed to the North Sea, along the west side of the Dutch island of Vlieland. The Vliehors Expres carries visitors the length of the beach, leaving wonderful poems in the sand. Or you can visit by bicycle, as we and many others did. Below are trip...

  • 11/8/2019 08:29

    LOOK what you're MISSING OUTSIDE! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 242

  • 11/8/2019 04:46

    Heligoland to Vlieland

    We departed Heligoland shortly after daybreak on a 132nm run to Vlieland, Netherlands through the German Bight. The body of water, at the southeast corner of the North Sea, can be a nasty stretch and is our last offshore run off the year. We had blissfully calm conditions through much of the trip, with the...

  • 11/6/2019 10:39

    Replacing Lugger/Northern Lights PTO Clutch (MV Dirona Channel)

  • 11/6/2019 08:29

    Delos Ditch Kit - What to Bring if the BOAT SINKS! Cruiser University - SV Delos Safety series

  • 11/5/2019 13:40

    DJI 0011

  • 11/5/2019 10:21

    Oct 2019: A Couple More Boat Projects

    Updated Port Side Fly Bridge SeatingChelle didn’t want to be left out of all the recent “boat business” fun so in parallel with the whole throttle replacement spend fest she embarked on a couple of new projects…as if we weren’t already spending enough B.O.A.T. units.  There is probably a cure for us out there somewhere, but for now at least we are slow learners in that particular area of fiscal responsibility.  The "Sea Notes" continue to flow. The first of these projects involved updating the vinyl cushions for Ghost Rider's fly bridge seating areas.  We had the helm seat rebuilt and recovered two years ago, but now all the other seat cushions were looking pretty ratty, too. And lately they had been absorbing and retaining more rain water than their covers were repelling.  We bought the new foam filling and marine vinyl from our own sources – with the material and color matching what was used for the helm seat do-over (Sea Oyster vinyl) – and then engaged Cape Canvas & Cushion (LINK)...

  • 11/5/2019 08:29

    SLOW TV - 6.5 HOURS! Florida Canals, SQUALLS and sailing the ATLANTIC OCEAN!

  • 11/4/2019 16:22

    Nordhavn press conference - NFF and N41, New N148 with Vripack

  • 11/1/2019 13:27

    Atlantic Crossing Begins! Capt. Brady at the helm! EP 241

  • 10/27/2019 11:01

    Ep. 90 My daily walk in Papagayo Peninsula in 360 degree.

  • 10/25/2019 05:32

    THE BOAT IS OURS! MUAHAHA! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 240