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First cruise

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First cruise

8 June 2019 Today we spent some time at the dock reviewing line handling, pre-departure checks, and docking procedures before casting off for our first brief cruise. The weather was beautiful with no noticeable wind at the dock when we cast off together for the first time. I(Shawn) have quite a bit of boat handling…

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A Dodgy Volt Meter

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A Dodgy Volt Meter

During the survey sea trial we observed the port volt meter reading low. Kevin Ambrose from Diesel Systems was onboard and quickly checked the alternator output and verified the voltage was fine. We also observed the voltage on the fly bridge gauge was reading the correct voltage. Based on that, we have an entry on…

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A not so windless

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A not so windless

Following the survey of 2nd Circus, we knew there were some things that needed fixed. Among the less serious, the deck switch for running the windless out wasn’t working. Since we plan to be extremely self sufficient cruisers, this is definitely a job for me rather than a yard. The access chain locker is accessed…

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