Headed Back South

November 30, 2018 Tardis headed back to Vero Beach Tuesday behind Chadd Mowry’s truck and is now safely parked at Absolute Marine.  I won’t get down to late January, but I thought it would be better for the boat to be parked in the Florida sun rather than the Connecticut snow banks. But that put

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Hurricane Watch

October 30, 2018 So what was I doing in the English Channel just out of Portsmouth, UK, refreshing the National Hurricane Center website for the EASTERN Atlantic every five minutes?  It’s a long story. Molly and I just finished an incredible cruise around the perimeter of western Europe on the Viking Ocean Cruise ship Viking

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Details and Some Cruising

September 6, 2018 I have always wondered how I could get a charge to the thruster/windlass battery in the forward part of the boat when it’s away from shore power.  Making it a part of the main bank would require a long run of heavy gauge, very expensive wires.  I could pull power from the

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The Lobster Skiff Goes Home

August 15, 2018 I have been hesitant to post about this, because I felt if would make me too sad, but I just received some pictures from Maine of the Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff in her new home.  They clearly show that selling her was the absolute right thing to do. For new followers, the

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Windlass Installation

August 11, 2018 It is definitely, let us say, a sinking feeling when you think you are drilling a 1 1/4-inch hole through an interior bulkhead, but the hole saw breaks through and daylight comes streaming into the boat.  That means it wasn’t an interior bulkhead at all, but that the Tardis temporarily had a

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Work Zone

August 4, 2018 Being tied to the dock, both literally and figuratively, I decided to take on some of the larger projects that will turn the Tardis into a cruiser capable of both marina living and independence from the shore while on the anchor.  I’ve been working in bursts between other commitments when it’s not

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Finally In

July 4, 2018 Tardis is finally back in the water after a host of family health problems, other projects and the campaigning season all conspired against boat work. The good news is that in the two and three hour gaps I had, I got some much-needed projects completed, and the boat is in good shape

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It’s Finally Done

June 3, 2018 It’s finally done — — Not the Tardis re-launch — Not the dinghy — Not the Osprey steamboat or Alva Starr drag boat for the Connecticut River Museum. They wait and wonder what the hell I’ve been doing. But The Red Flash (Compass Skiff) as Ray calls it, is done after taking

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The Boat Shop

May 3, 2018 Between bad weather and a new transmission for boat hauler Chadd Mowrey, Tardis is running a couple weeks late getting back to Connecticut. But in the meantime, the shop is totally full of projects: — Ray’s Herreshoff 12 1/2 footer is under the tarp.  We have some final bottom work to do,

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Back to Work

April 15, 2018 Tardis is still lollygagging around down in Florida, which is just as well since (once again) snow showers are forecast for tomorrow. It has been hard getting the shop back in shape and back to work.  But one of the distractions was accompanying Molly up to Maine for the Governor’s Travel Conference

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