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Namani at Sea
The travels of Nana, Markus and Nick aboard Namani
Something Left Undone
Nana, Markus, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
21-Aug-2011, Yarmouth, Maine

A poem from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow of Portland perfectly captures our experience here over the past three weeks.

"Something Left Undone" 1863

Labor with what zeal we will,
Something still remains undone,
Something uncompleted still
Waits the rising of the sun.

The picture above shows today's "to-do-list" against the backdrop of Namani's chart table (currently hidden under the clutter). The list is rapidly getting shorter though - about time as our friend Laura will arrive tomorrow evening from Canada for a 10-day visit. Chances are good that she will actually have a sailing vacation rather than a "boat work camp"...

05 - Maine Shakedown Cruising
Today's Menu
16-Aug-2011, Yarmouth, Maine

A quick look to Namani's stove reveals that there is still some more boat work on the menu... getting close though - hope to complete Hydrovane installation tomorrow and new Radar on Thursday which then leaves just a few odd jobs - we've said that before though... "nothing ever is easy when working on boats" as they say around the yard. In the meantime we did have the mast stepped and got our sails back today (already had them once last week but stack pack needed some re-work). Stay tuned...

05 - Maine Shakedown Cruising
Two years in paradise begins ...
01-Aug-2011, Yarmouth, Maine

... with some more grinding and glassing...

A friend commented yesterday that the picture on our homepage was very inconsiderate towards "those who stayed behind". So Urs: To make you feel better, we're posting the picture above...

When checking the anchor roller on the bow prior to stepping the mast last week, we found some play between roller bracket (to which also the forestay attaches) and the hull. Hence no mast yet and some more re-work - involving a day of some contortion acrobatics below deck and a day of grinding above deck. Hope to put some fiberglass on tomorrow, re-bed anchor roller on Wednesday and then we could have our mast back on Thurdsday! While we'd rather be sailing, we're also glad that we discover this stuff here, with excellent facilities and expert advice at Yankee. Stay tuned...

05 - Maine Shakedown Cruising

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