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Quest for Bubbly Water

We consume lots and lots of soda water. Buying and storing soda water in cans/plastic bottles, and even refilling a SodaStream machine, wasn’t working for us. We needed to up our game so I learned how to build our own carbonator.

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Mainsail Headaches – The Rx

A couple of years ago I outlined some issues on our boat’s mainsail that caused some headaches for us. This post is an update to that and how we solved the issues.

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Helia Mainsail Headaches

One complaint we have with the Helia is the mainsail. The combination of the square top and the roach provide extra sail area for the same mast height but complicates the hoisting of the sail.

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Escape Hatches – Recipe For Disaster

A catamaran, unlike a monohull, can overturn and not return right side up, prompting manufacturers to include escape hatches to exit an upside down boat. All this is well and good until the lens detaches from the frame…

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Allen’s Boat Corner

While I’ve owned a number of boats in the last 50 years, this boat has lots of new things to learn and challenges to solve. Perhaps things I’ve learned could help others, perhaps others could help me learn more.

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Meet Allen

So Allen wants his own blog. If you’re one of our readers who wants to prevent a failing emergency hatch or curious about what a fo’c’sle is, welcome!

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Where We Are

Headed North! Expect to be in Annapolis MD through the end of June while we travel around the country to visit family.

Where We’re Headed

We’ll leave The Chesapeake Bay at the end of June and continue north to Maine for the summer!

Where We’ve Been

San Blas Islands Panama

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