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April 19, 2017

The first nice weekend of spring in any boat yard is often a tumultuous event. There are those who spend the majority of their time kibitzing with people they haven’t seen in months, giving their boat a cursory glance as if this will cause wonderful things to occur. 

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February 3, 2017

This winter, so far, has been a mix of nasty weather interposed with some very nice days. In fact, we have gotten under way for two very pleasant day trips. And wonder of wonders, the winter cover has remained in place despite some very blustery days. Before I go into...

November 7, 2016

She left for Phoenix on Sunday afternoon. Driving her to the airport, the traffic on interstate 95 towards Rhode Island was relatively lite for a change. We got there with plenty of time for her to submit herself to the trolls’ in TSA. Her flight was to get underway at...

September 28, 2016

With the temps hanging in the nineties with gooey humidity levels, I was once again thanking whomever that gave me the foresight to install a real marine AC unit, one with a water cooled evaporator. It keeps Patty O’ quite comfortable in spite of the heat. When we bega...

September 2, 2016

The mid-season bright work touch up started out like any other but there was a hitch. On Patty O’s starboard side, just about amidships, I found a soft spot on the shear strike, which is the topmost plank. A few years back, it had been replaced along with several frame...

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