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It’s been a quiet summer, so far, and we haven’t traveled very much. That’s mostly due to the price of fuel and COVID avoidance. The Blonde, my wife has had her job as an Architectural trouble shooter cut back to three days a week but…

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With Mustard, our little twenty-foot runabout finally in the water and the Blonde, my wife, back at her office, things were relatively quiet around the boat yard. There’s a lot of talk on TV news and in the papers as to the number of hurricanes…

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We spent a lovely, albeit chilly, weekend anchored up off Flat Hammock, a small islet off West Harbor on Fishers Island, N.Y. The Wind was blowing as well which added to the lower temperature. However we were comfortable, Patty O’, our forty two foot sedan…

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The latter part of this past winter has fluttered around weather-wise, like an early autumn day rather than a late winter one. So much so that, unlike other years, we have been unable to take the short weekend trips we enjoy, due to the uncertainty…

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There were times this past winter when we wondered if it was ever going to be over. But like every other year, it finally was. In as much as we’re still in isolation due to the pandemic, it’s not a really big deal. My wife,…

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We tried stretching out our stay at West Harbor, on Fishers Island. We eventually had to head back to the yard due to a shortage of supplies and then there was the weather. A late October Nor’easter, with a barometer reading lower than 980mb snuck…

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Our intentions were to head out for a week or so at anchor, far away from COVID and all the rhetoric surrounding it. However, a letter from our insurance company informing us that our coverage would be ending soon put the kibosh on that. I…

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When we modified Patty O’, our 42-foot Huckins sedan cruiser to be able to live aboard permanently, our plans were to travel up and down the east coast, following the nice weather. For reasons I won’t go into, that hasn’t happened yet. One of the…

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Changing the oil on Patty O’, our 42 foot Huckins sedan cruiser’s twin Cummings diesel engines as well as the generator, is not performed on schedule. What we do is take a sample from each engine, which is sent to a testing lab, and the…

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When Patty O’, our 42 foot Huckins sedan cruiser came to us the first year or so was spent making her comfortable to live aboard. The work included updating some basics that don’t stand the test of time well. Things like fuel tanks, iceboxes, and,…