Monthly Archives: May 2015

Video: The Run To Block Island

A quick video showing the Sabre’s dynamics on the run to Block Island. Breeze was in the low 20s.

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Annapolis To Newport Passage!

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By Rich

Our summer home has been delivered! Seb is safe and sound on her Jamestown mooring, and we’ve come away from the passage with plenty of learning.

Last Thursday evening we departed just before 8 as soaking all-day rains were drying up. We motored through the night into very light northerlies and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise Friday morning as we made our way down the Delaware river.

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Continue reading Annapolis To Newport Passage!

T Minus Two Days

We’re in a frantic pattern of late night takeout and 7 day weeks but are on target to make our scheduled departure Thursday evening.

We have new life lines and all new cordage. The holding tank and new macerator pump are buttoned up.

IMG_5620In concert with myriad other little mechanical projects, we’ve been testing systems like the stove, fridge, anchor wash-down pump and windlass:

IMG_5622All the while procurement of safety items (informed by our recent attendance of Safety at Sea at the Naval Academy) and provisions have been occurring apace. Continue reading T Minus Two Days

The Mad Dash

By Rich

Our “revised” departure date for Newport is Thursday after next (that’s right, we missed the original departure date by a mile) and the pace is frantic trying to get all of our projects in. Some have been deferred to Newport entirely.

With time at such a premium a photo essay will have to suffice for today’s long-overdue post. The only color commentary I’ll add is this: working full time and trying to prep for long distance cruising feels like working two (or three) full time jobs. At present it’s pretty brutal but with long awaited rewards just around the corner we’re fueled by dreams of our first sundowner on the mooring in Newport. Continue reading The Mad Dash