Nomad has been Sold
29 May 2009 | Winthrop
Nomad has been sold to my friend Konstantin, and has been moved to it's new location in East Greenwich, Ct
We are currently sailing our new (to us) 1990 Irwin 43 "Waterdancer"
You can follow the waterdancer blogs
She has been a good freind, a good companion, and I am sure that she will provide Konstantin and his family with many happy sailing moments.
Live forever, Nomad !
Winter is almost here
15 September 2008 | Winthrop
Winter is almost here. Nomad will probably again go back to her winter port at Constitution marina, or hauled out while we go back to our apartment in Boston
19 August 2008 | Plymouth, MA
It is 2 pm and we are sitting on a mooring in Plymouth
Our original plan was to leave around 11 and sail to Onset.
But when I saw the weather pattern approaching I decided to stay put.
AN that was a good decision.
Around 11:30, a rainsquall came by, it was as if someone was pouring buckets of water out of the sky.
It was the strongest rain I had experienced in a long time, stronger that what we experienced in the BVI last year as we ran across Hurricane Noel.
But that was nothing..
The rain squall passed us in about 10 minutes, the sky cleared up for a while, but there were dark skies out west.
We were all covered up and waiting.
I turned on the instruments to read the wind speed.
It came ... black skies, some rain, and wind.. 30 .. then 35.. then 40..
At this point Nomad was swinging around the mooring about 150 feet off the seawall..
then the big one came .. it grabbed Nomad, heeled her over about 45 degrees to starboard, swung her 180 degrees, then heeled her to port.
As we were swinging, I read 94 knots of wind.
I started the engine, just in case, and was on standby to try to power into the mooring, should we start dragging.
I was happy that I had bridled the single line mooring ball with one of my dock lines.
Then it dropped to 60 and stayed at that for a minute or two before dropping down to 40 and eventually dissipated.
So we will be in Plymouth for tonight, and move on to Cuttyhunk tomorrow morning.
Danielle said that it was the scariest she had been on a sailboat.
Vacation Day 1 Winthrop-Gloucester
10 August 2008 | Gloucester
We left Winthrop Yacht Club 9:20 and arrived in Glochester 13:30
ALl day motorsailing at 5.5 knots, no wind, beautiful sunny day.
Trip back to Winthrop
19 April 2008 | Winthrop, MA
We are back in Winthrop. Left around 11:30 Am. It was a nice sunny day with a 10-15 knot easterly breeze.
We are now in our summer home. The summer looks promising.
Everything (that we have) worked fine Good old bertha the Universal M-21 is purring along, stuffing box and bottom seem to be fine. No significant events.