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  • 5/20/2019 02:06 mvdirona.com

    Arholma


    Coastal defense posts always have great ocean views and Battery Arholma is no exception. The Cold War coastal battery was built in 1968, decommissioned in 1990, and now is open to the public. Onsite you can see guns, bunkers, radar and artillery-range finding equipment, and those amazing views. The island of Arholma also has several...

  • 5/19/2019 08:58 www.southernstarnz.com

    Cruising. Repairing boats in exotic places


    'Cruising is repairing boats in exotic places.' Underway across the banks, heading north, we are on plan C.  We left Georgetown yesterday early and travelled 68 miles to Big Majors Cay, just off Staniel Cay. The weather promised to be kind to us, after 3 days of lashing us in Georgetown. Seems that the weather really is not really improving, despite being in the Bahamas later this year, but it is what it is. Ethan and Penny left on to the next leg of their 2 year OE. They seemed to have enjoye... Start your own blog now! Free!

  • 5/18/2019 06:31 mvdirona.com

    Stora Nassa and Norrpada


    Stora Nassa and Norrpada are exceptional island groups on the outer edge of the Stockholm Archipelago. We loved their wild “out-there” feel and the complex channels through their hundreds of islets, ideal for exploring in the tender. Each group also had several good lookout points for sweeping views of the area. Below are trip highlights...

  • 5/16/2019 22:30 www.youtube.com

    Our Addiction to Kiteboarding Begins!! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 217


  • 5/15/2019 01:27 mvdirona.com

    Moja


    The 5,000-acre (2,000 hectare) Moja nature reserve is a busy boating destination in the summer season, with complex channels ideal for exploration by tender or kayak and many sheltered anchorages. After departing Sandhamn, we spent two nights at Moja while a weather system passed through, catching up on some boat projects and taking a tour...

  • 5/13/2019 23:00 n4329.tumblr.com

    Prep work and initial fiberglass work on left wing tip. The...


    Prep work and initial fiberglass work on left wing tip. The Lightning has 3 wing tip options: 1)Bullet style – just a rounded wing tip (aka short wing opton) 2)Short winglet – modern winglet design to reduce drag (also a short wing option) 3)Sport winglet – modern winglet with an additional 2’ of wing span. I chose the sport winglet, it results in the lowest stall speeds, best glide ratio, and better speed above 7000’.

  • 5/13/2019 22:52 n4329.tumblr.com

    Greg inspecting my alignment and fiberglass work! I must have...


    Greg inspecting my alignment and fiberglass work! I must have done ok, we did not take it apart! 😊

  • 5/13/2019 16:55 www.youtube.com

    New video: Nordhavn 55 ZOE


  • 5/13/2019 05:56 mvdirona.com

    Sandhamn


    The Royal Swedish Yacht Club, formed in 1830, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world and an active competitive sailing organization. Represented by Artemis Racing, they competed in the 2013 and 2017 America’s Cup events. The club has had an outpost at Sandhamn for more than a century and currently maintains several...

  • 5/12/2019 01:55 mvdirona.com

    Biskopson and Namdo


    Biskopson and Namdo, in the south-central Stockholm Archipelago, are nature reserves managed by the Archipelago Foundation and are popular boating destinations. The lookout tower on Namdo is a particular draw, with its sweeping views of the area. From Fjardlang we made two short hops first to Biskopson and then to Namdo, spending one night at...

  • 5/12/2019 01:45 mvdirona.com

    Fjardlang


    Fjardlang is one of forty nature reserves the Archipelago Foundation manages in the Stockholm Archipelago. The island has excellent trails throughout and several sheltered anchorages. The weather continued to be clear and calm as we proceeded north from Huvudskar. From near-freezing a few days earlier, the temperature had risen to 53°F (11.7°C) when we reached...

  • 5/11/2019 21:27 n4329.tumblr.com

    Rudder peddle and break assemblies. Pilot and copilot controls...


    Rudder peddle and break assemblies. Pilot and copilot controls are adjustable to accommodate longer legs. As the seats are fixed.

  • 5/11/2019 13:28 www.youtube.com

    Nordhavn 63 ITHAKA


  • 5/11/2019 11:04 mvdirona.com

    Huvudskar


    Huvudskar is a fabulous anchorage on the outer edge of the Stockholm Archipelago. We’d so far seen only one pleasure craft underway since arriving in Sweden, let alone shared an anchorage, and had the place to ourselves for the first two nights. But despite its remoteness, Huvudskar is popular enough that as the weekend arrived,...

  • 5/11/2019 09:12 n4329.tumblr.com

    Rudder pedal assemblies and hanging brackets fabricated and...


    Rudder pedal assemblies and hanging brackets fabricated and ready for installation. The seats are not adjustable in the Lightning, so the rudder/break pedal assemblies are. More pictures to come as the install progresses.

  • 5/11/2019 09:07 n4329.tumblr.com

    Flap and aileron hinge assemblies, Gene note the missing...


    Flap and aileron hinge assemblies, Gene note the missing cotter-pin for the castle nuts! 😊 To be installed prior to first flight!

  • 5/11/2019 09:04 n4329.tumblr.com

    Above is the standard Lightning wing which can cruise at 140kts...


    Above is the standard Lightning wing which can cruise at 140kts with a Jabiru 3300 power plant. I am looking to go faster with the same power.

  • 5/11/2019 09:02 n4329.tumblr.com

    Final layup for the flap and aileron gap seals. Looks like it...


    Final layup for the flap and aileron gap seals. Looks like it should really smooth the air flow along the bottom of the wing in cruise.

  • 5/11/2019 07:43 n4329.tumblr.com

    Removed gelcoat in preparation for a fiberglass layup for flap...


    Removed gelcoat in preparation for a fiberglass layup for flap and aileron gap seals. My lightning is the 3rd one being built at Geronimo Aviation with this option. None are flying yet so the speed benefit in knots is still unknown: it may be as little as 1 or 2 knots, or 5 or more. We will see soon! The bottom 2 pictures are after the 1 layer of glass is on.

  • 5/11/2019 01:14 feeds.feedburner.com

    RETURN TO ENVOY NOW IMMINENT

    Diane booked our fares yesterday and dealing with Emirates had no issues getting our travel arranged at short notice at good pricing with departure next Friday. We'll spend one night in Dubai and one in Athens before catching the bus for the five hour trip to Lefkada. Just to clarify - yes Envoy has been sold but the new owners didn't intend to use her this season so part of the deal was we could use her. They will be joining us for some cruising in early August. I had already arranged for Envoy's winter storage cover to be removed and for Envoy to be pulled out of the water onto the hardstand. There she will be water blasted to remove any marine growth, the hull sanded before having new anti-fouling applied, the props and shafts cleaned, zinc anodes replaced, stainless steel cleaned and white topsides areas polished. Internally we're getting the generator and Yanmar wing engine sea water pumps checked over and impellers replaced. The Yanmar's dripless shaft seal will be checked and it...

  • 5/10/2019 10:53 www.youtube.com

    New video: Nordhavn 64 GEORGINA


  • 5/10/2019 10:34 www.youtube.com

    Acapulco Cliff Divers


  • 5/10/2019 08:47 mvdirona.com

    Musko


    During the Cold War, Sweden invested heavily in defense against a possible Soviet attack. One of the more ambitious projects was the Musko Naval Base, an underground base and shipyards on the island of Musko with docks designed for submarines and destroyers. To reach the island from the mainland, the navy built the 1.9-mile (3...

  • 5/10/2019 06:46 n4329.tumblr.com

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  • 5/10/2019 06:42 n4329.tumblr.com

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  • 5/9/2019 22:29 www.youtube.com

    We Buried a Moonshine 🍾☠ Treasure on a deserted island!!! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 216


  • 5/9/2019 08:26 n4329.tumblr.com

    Main gear and axel assemblies, next step is to attached gear...


    Main gear and axel assemblies, next step is to attached gear components to struts.

  • 5/9/2019 08:24 n4329.tumblr.com

    Day 3: Horizontal stabilizer spar fit, angle of incidents fit. ...


    Day 3: Horizontal stabilizer spar fit, angle of incidents fit. Measure 10 times drill once 😊

  • 5/9/2019 08:21 n4329.tumblr.com

    Day 3: Spar Box supports, flap torque tube and fuselage cutouts...


    Day 3: Spar Box supports, flap torque tube and fuselage cutouts for flap actuator.

  • 5/9/2019 06:42 mvdirona.com

    Nattaro


    The island of Nattaro was our first anchorage in the famed Stockholm Archipelago cruising ground after our trip to Visby. The island is full of walking trials and beaches, particularly Storsand, the largest beach in the Stockholm archipelago and one of the nicest places to swim. With raw water freezing on the deck that mid-April...

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