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April 27, 2019

Last February we took another trip to the BVI aboard ARIADNE.  It was our second trip there after Irma, and after ARIADNE was repaired from the relatively light damage she sustained in the storm.  

Our impressions in February were that the islands have bounced back...

February 27, 2018

We visited Ariadne in the yard today.  Quick trip down to St Augustine Marine Center to meet the team who are bringing her back to her former beauty!  Work has been underway for the last 2 weeks or so, but already they have made a lot of progress with the GRP work and...

February 14, 2018

Its been a while since Ariadne arrived stateside.  The initial plan was for her to repair in the yard at Lauderdale Marine Centre but that fell through as the initially promised space for the repair didn't come through.  That said Chris Spencer of Dedicated Marine live...

December 18, 2017

This weekend saw Ariadne arrive in Lauderdale Marine Centre ready for the start of repair work.  I didn't get there to see her arrival but some owners from the TMM fleet made it there, as well as the teams from Dedicated Marine, and Refitz Marine Upgrades to see the bo...

December 14, 2017

Ariadne has started her journey to a repair yard in Florida.  She, along with several other sister yachts from TMM, was loaded aboard a transport ship called Industrial Fighter.  The loading operation completed in the last few days and the transport is underway, her de...

December 4, 2017

So - IRMA happened… some 75 days ago! For all those who make their home in the BVI, and the other islands in the Caribbean that were affected, it was really a life changing event.  The people who endured the storm on that night in September count themselves lucky to be...

April 21, 2017

1 - One hand for yourself, one for the boat.  This is an old saying that is the most important thing to remember when moving around a pitching deck.  It’s easy to slip on board: the boat can move unpredictably when the waves are running.  You are never more than a few...

April 14, 2017

So - you have arrived at the base.  You have your first view of the yacht, and she is beautiful.  The base staff have done a great job of setting her up for you and your crew and everything looks great!  You want to get started, and quickly.  Of course you do!  You hav...

September 18, 2016

The beauty of twin screws is the maneuverability that they provide.  There are no concerns about wether you have a right, or a left handed single propellor on your single shaft; no concerns about how to stop the bow swinging in the wind without a bow thruster, and if y...

August 21, 2016

On moving to catamarans I treated the trimming of the sails in much the same way as I did the monohull rigs that I had grown up sailing in the past.  For the most part this was fine in the early days; I didn't think much of the fact that my speed wasn't as good as it s...

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