• We had a great short run from Baltimore into Swan Creek, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  We tied up at the docks of our favorite marina, Haven Harbour, in Rock Hall.   It was cold and the foll...

  • While its still cold on the Chesapeake, it is great to be back out on the water, after 5-months in storage. We spent 4 days biking the B & A trail, while working to get the boat dialed-in, on a mo...

  • 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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