• APRIL 8th is a Big day!  Ophelia is finally getting put back in the water, after a long 5-months of being in winter storage.  She is dirty, and much improved!  Lots of great projects happened and a fe...

  • My ABT Bow Thruster (Model 10-Trac, 24VDc, 10-HP) is an important piece of gear for helping me safely dock & undock Ophelia during high wind or situations with cross-current.  Ophelia has both an ...

  • We had a great season on the boat & it was a great tool for family time, exploring and having fun, during Covid;  Unfortunately, the season has begun winding down for me and it is now time to get ...

  • We took a Friday to Monday run over to Wye Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for Memorial Day. Wye Island is a gorgeous  2,450-acre state park with wildlife viewing, trails, camping & boatin...

  • Finally getting around to refinishing the Pilot House Window Frames.  Ophelia is a 17 year old boat, and the UV sun damage was significant to the teak wood frames around the windows.  After taping the...

  • The winter work on Ophelia is in full swing.  While there remains some significant work to complete before we go back into the water around April 1st, a significant amount of my list has been complete...

  • Engine Room storage can become a little tight on the 50 and I found myself looking for a better way to make use of the available space.  I decided to install a shelf to the top of the Gennie Sound Shi...

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