Sailing Nomad

Our life on S/V Nomad, keeping friends and family up-to-date on what we are up to

S/V Nomad

Who: Ahmet and Danielle Buharali
Port: Winthrop, MA
29 May 2009 | Winthrop
15 September 2008 | Winthrop
19 August 2008 | Plymouth, MA
10 August 2008 | Gloucester
19 April 2008 | Winthrop, MA
15 April 2008 | Charlestown, MA
15 April 2008 | Charlestown
29 March 2008 | CHarlestown, MA
27 March 2008 | Charlestown, MA
06 March 2008 | Charlestown, of course
26 February 2008 | Under lots of bags of Dock Sleeping Bags
12 February 2008 | Charlestown
30 January 2008 | Charlestown, MA
07 November 2007
09 October 2007 | Winthrop
02 October 2007 | Winthrop, MA
16 September 2007 | Boston
04 September 2007
01 September 2007
31 August 2007

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

Plymouth Mayhem

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
Ahmet /Sunny
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.

Vessel Make/Model: 36 ft sloop
Hailing Port: Winthrop, MA
Crew: Ahmet and Danielle Buharali
Extra: 1984 Catalina 36 Tall Rig Sloop. Hull # 300
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S/V Nomad

Who: Ahmet and Danielle Buharali
Port: Winthrop, MA