Equipment

Escaping reality through the contours of a chart

Escaping reality through the contours of a chart

Lay out the chart, read the correction, locate the position on the chart, make the correction, repeat until all changes are made, initial and date the chart, update the chart card, fold and stow the chart, repeat. Over and over.

A Better Boat Bottom: Inspect, Prep, Paint

A Better Boat Bottom: Inspect, Prep, Paint

Whether you haul your boat for the entire winter or just for occasional maintenance, the most common job done while out of the water is new bottom paint. For the seasonal and year round boaters alike, the goal is a long lasting finish that will […]

10 Days on the Hard, 5 Lessons Learned

10 Days on the Hard, 5 Lessons Learned

Polynya is back in the water, and it feels great! With a beautiful new blue bottom she is once again rising to the waves, tugging at her lines, and sparkling in the sun just a little more. We spent a total of 10 days out […]

Troubleshooting an Overheating Engine

Troubleshooting an Overheating Engine

Last month, with eyes toward the summer sailing season, we decided to put some time into investigating the mysterious coolant leak and overheating engine that had plagued our delivery to Maine from Annapolis. Without being able to locate the issue we became concerned that the […]

Replacing a Hatch in 7 Easy Steps

Replacing a Hatch in 7 Easy Steps

For our first night together on Polynya there was a heavy downpour. There are a few minor leaks that need to be addressed, mostly around ports that need to be rebedded, but the worst leak, needed more dramatic attention. The forward hatch, above the v-berth, […]