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  • 3/18/2019 10:32

    Nordhavn Film Festival trailer

  • 3/17/2019 05:18

    February in Amsterdam

    In February we took advantage of unseasonably warm, calm and sunny weather for Amsterdam to make day trips to NDSM Wharf, Zaanse Schans, and Rotterdam. We also started stocking up for the summer trip to the Baltic; completed several boat maintance items and projects, such as replacing our unsatisfactory Jabsco 34600-0010 bilge pump; and did...

  • 3/16/2019 13:16

    2019-03-08 Roadtrip Los Cabos - Loreto, 250 miles.

  • 3/14/2019 22:30

    You Gotta EAT EM to BEAT EM! Sailing Vessel Delos- Ep. 210

  • 3/14/2019 10:57

    Back to the Bahamas

    Bahamas photos Florida to Bahamas – 3rd time Jenny writes: It was a great feeling to release the lines at Marathon and make our way out the channel just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon. We had cleared out with US Customs and Border Patrol the previous day, giving us 48 hours to be out of US waters. My 6 month US visa was due to expire the following week, which aligned with the end of our month at the marina, and amazingly a decent weather window. The ocean was flat with little wind as we made... Start your own blog now! Free!

  • 3/13/2019 04:33

    Hot Spots

    Years ago I was working in the lazarette on a hot day when I glanced up and saw a red LED illuminated on the DC panel. Normally, the Mastervolt DC distribution units have only green LEDs. I could still see the green LEDs on as usual but we also had a red light. I stopped...

  • 3/12/2019 10:59

    Warning Lights

    We love generator auto-start. It ensures a kicked-out power plug or power failure doesn’t take $6,000 worth of batteries through a deep discharge cycle and put thousands of dollars in frozen foods at risk. If a two-hour tender trip stretches out to the entire day, auto-start prevents damage to the battery bank. And auto-start avoid...

  • 3/11/2019 11:21

    L''ADAGIO docked in Malta

  • 3/11/2019 08:22


    Unlike historic Amsterdam, most of Rotterdam’s buildings were constructed after World War II German bombers destroyed the central core. The city was rebuilt in a very modern style and although the traditional buildings visible through much of the Netherlands are beautiful, Rotterdam’s contemporary and unusual architecture is quite appealing. Rotterdam also is full of statues...

  • 3/10/2019 05:41

    Zaanse Schans

    Zaanse Schans, north of Amsterdam, is one of the oldest industrial areas in the world and was particularly important in the 18th and 19th centuries. Over 1,000 windmills were built in the area to help produce linseed oil, paint, snuff, mustard, paper and other products. Today many of Zaanse Schans’ remaining windmills are operating and...

  • 3/9/2019 17:48


    Watch this space for some news of Envoy's future plans about this time next week. Here is an article we wrote that was recently published in Pacific PowerBoat magazine. The North Island's north-east coast and the greater Marlborough Sounds area provide New Zealand's two prime cruising areas. Many visitors only experience Queen Charlotte Sound as their ferry cruises into Picton, but this is only a small part of the broader “Sounds” cruising area also comprising Kerepuru and Pelorus Sounds, D'Urville and several other smaller islands, Taman Bay including the coastal sections of the Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay, together constituting over a fifth of New Zealand's entire coastline. The majority of cruisers here are South Islanders, but some hardy Wellingtonians venture across the often challenging (particularly in fresh northerlies and southerlies) Cook Strait, both from Wellington harbour itself, some 50 miles distant and from Mana only about 25 miles away. Indeed the not...

  • 3/9/2019 16:20

    La Cruz

    Well we finally made it! The weather gods looked kindly upon us, and we were able to achieve our goal of crossing to the other side just in time to have dinner with Sea Level II and then say goodbye to them! Our original plan had been to head to Muertos just around the corner, grab some sleep, and then head across and down around midnight. The weather made us change our minds... it looked good! Forecast was favourable, and the waters were docile, so we just kept on going. Great decision! I... Start your own blog now! Free!

  • 3/9/2019 08:26

    Written in Sand...or Snow...

    We got the call a few days after we landed back in La Paz. Preparations for our winter cruise south to La Cruz and parts beyond, and north up the Sea of Cortez, were well underway. Plans were in place for friends to fly down and join us for a few weeks, and we were going to meet up with our longtime cruising friends and spend time with them before they point the boat north and head back up to Canada. Our last Mexican holiday together... And then... the text messages. Parent ill... come home....

  • 3/9/2019 05:09

    It’s a Head-Banger

    This is the story of those little metal tabs hanging down in the engine room of our boat, why they are there, how much they hurt when your head makes contact with them (and it will), and what we did about it. One of the things you almost never fully learn until you have owned...

  • 3/7/2019 21:29

    Screw the weather! Bloody Bay it is... - Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 209

  • 3/7/2019 09:21

    Deck Fuel and Vessel Stability

    This post discusses the reasons a boat owner might choose to carry deck fuel and the impact of deck fuel on the vessel’s stability. We start by explaining why a boat’s “real ocean” range is actually far less than the ranges advertised, and sometimes even less than the ranges carefully measured by owners. Then we...

  • 3/5/2019 21:29

    Interview With a Cruiser - Bamba Maru - Sailing for a Smile

  • 3/5/2019 00:57

    NDSM Wharf

    The NDSM wharf district in Amsterdam Noord was once home of the NDSM (Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij) shipyard until the 1980s. The area is in the process of revitalization, with a particular emphasis on companies in the creative sector, and is full of distinctive architecture and artwork. We took taking advantage of a warm...

  • 3/2/2019 17:30

    2019 03 01 LOS CABOS/SUP/SEALION

  • 3/2/2019 15:35

    A Preview of Our "New" Vessel

    The last few months we have included a lot of research, a trip to mexico to see a really cool ocean crossing catamaran, a couple of failed offers on a boat that we were very interested (a Nordhavn 47), and finally ending up with us being owners of an awesome boat that is somewhat of a departure for us - it has a sailing rig. We don't have ANY experience sailing! But we will learn and the good thing is that we can run the boat in the interim without becoming experts at handling the sails. The bo... Start your own blog now! Free!

  • 3/2/2019 06:44

    January in Amsterdam

    Our third month in Amsterdam, January, was a busy one. We visited local museums such as Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum, took in the Amsterdam Light Festival by tender, attended an Amsterdam Tigers ice hockey game, made day trips to Haarlem and Delft, hosted several visitors, completed a number of boat projects such as...

  • 3/1/2019 14:35

    And She's Gone

    It's been months since we've posted anything to this blog but we have hit a couple of big milestones in boat ownership over the past couple of weeks.  There's an old cliche about buying and selling boats that goes something like this:  'The best two days of a boat owner's life are the day he buys the boat and the day he sells the boat'.  Well within 2 weeks we've had both of those days.   The sale of our Nordhavn 40, M/V Cassidy officially closed a couple of weeks ago - and we've officially take...

  • 3/1/2019 11:41

    N59CP walk through video with Garrett Severen

  • 2/28/2019 03:05

    January Trip to Seattle

    In late January, we left a cold and snowy Amsterdam to make another return trip to Seattle. While there we spent time at the Seattle Boat Show and attended our first Nordhavn Owner’s gathering since leaving Seattle in 2012. During the evening, PAE president Dan Streech presented us with two special pennants: one for having...

  • 2/27/2019 19:00

    New video: Nordhavn 60 OCEANZPIRIT

  • 2/27/2019 00:45

    2019-02-24 A bird's view seen with VIRB

  • 2/25/2019 14:42

    20kw Northern Lights Generator Maintenance

    We recently posted about attending the Northern Lights training class taught by Lugger Bob.  Of course, after the class, the first thing we do is come home to Red Rover and look at our Luggers and our NLs equipment…  And see that our 20kw genset is in need of some maintenance!  We’ve put 490 hours …

  • 2/23/2019 02:13

    Life in the Keys

    Life in the Keys photos Marathon life After a week in OPC we left Palm Beach at 0815 and stayed close to the shoreline, never more than 5-6 miles offshore. We passed Ft Lauderdale that afternoon and Miami just as it got dark. We moved a bit further offshore and paralleled the Florida Coast. We arrived in Marathon Florida about 28 hours later. We tucked into the small and very friendly marina on 31 Jan. We had a hiccup with the power supply at the dock. We plugged into the forward shore power...

  • 2/22/2019 21:12

    Picking It Back Up

    Nope — haven't written anything in a while, haven't taken any pics to speak of either, however, we've made the best of our time. Christmas in Jupiter was great; much better weather than Christmas in Memphis,  and it was cool hangin' out on the boat up in Georgia. Mel's been hankering for some fall weather and Brunswick/St Simons did serve that up from time to time. St Simons Sound Sunset We rode out the thankfully benign hurricane season at Brunswick Landing then moved over to St Simons Island and Morningstar Marina for their view and breeze. We like spending time in Glynn County, the local culture is comfortable and the local restaurants are good— especially after Labor Day. Maggie Mae's downtown Brunswick serves a blue-ribbon country style breakfast and the service is sincerely old school southern. Fox's Pizza is good too, but never pass up Willy's Wee-Nee Wagon and their Pork Chop Sandwich. It's in the hood which gives it authenticity and street cred. (Some cruisers we spoke with ...

  • 2/21/2019 23:58

    2019-02-20 Maintenance ... anchor wheel