Its been quite a week here in New Hamburg (Wappinger Falls). First I want to tell you what a great marina we are in. The White’s have literally treated us like family!! Don even let us borrow his truck multiple times to run errands and do laundry. He also spent time explaining and teaching Stew about the prop and shaft fix. Anita, Don’s sister, was very helpful in the store with parts and telling us all about the history of the place. We honestly cannot…Continue Reading “Finally back in the Water”

The Hudson River Maritime museum dock was so quiet in the night and this morning. It was great. Even with all the bridge anxiety yesterday we both slept well. Associated with the Museum is the Riverport Wooden Boat School where people learn to build boats. It was a pretty cool place. Since our last plan had failed so miserably we had to come up with a new plan. Our new plan… call several of the larger marinas in Poughkeepsie and New Hamburg and see who…Continue Reading “Another New Plan”

We awoke to a rainy morning after a VERY rainy night. It was nice just to lay and listen to the rain on the hatch. We still had some cleaning up to do after the mast stepping day and still had not processed some of the packages we received when we arrived at the marina. So we did a little modeling of our new foul weather gear. They were keepers. After the mast stepping yesterday we had a mechanic stop by to help with what…Continue Reading “Can we clear the bridge”

We awoke early and excited about the days events! It was overcast and cool, better than sunny and hot for what we needed to do today. After a quick breakfast and yoga we were ready to get that mast off the boat. While Stew dealt with the marina staff etc I prepared the cabin. Lots of stuff to move and cover incase of rain. We moved the boat to the dock for stepping… it didn’t look too sturdy. Then they lifted the mast onto the…Continue Reading “Stepping the Mast”