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2019 Spring Commissioning

The goal this winter was to do minimal projects, though being a boat, there are always projects to do. We actually went through the end of last season without a working line cutter or a gear shift lever. Maybe you didn’t notice, but we secretly lifted up a towel where the compass usually is to…

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June 27, 2019

Charleston Check-list

If you have been following Facebook or Instagram, we spent our winter dock-side doing ALOT of work. This is the reality when we are not in charter mode. Moment now being 37 years old certainly takes a little extra nip and tuck to keep her looking fresher than spry teenage yachts. For starters, we needed…

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May 16, 2018

While You’re in There

Over the summer, we discovered that our tranny (“tranny” is short for transmission … what were you thinking?) was leaking into the engine bilge. After review by a specialist, we learned that as long as we kept topping off fluid, all would be well until we were able to haul the boat and remove the…

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November 21, 2017

Storm Prep for Boats

This season’s weather has been exceptionally crazy. We began this spring and early summer with storms and that is exactly how we wrapped up the summer / early fall. Once our last charter was complete instead of casting off the mooring for southern waters, we had to make storm preparations for Jose, which was headed…

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September 27, 2017

Sail, Sail, Maintain

It’s been a very busy summer with a lot of wear and tear on Moment! Our last maintenance matter left you with the Screech and Squeal event. While we thought it was a simple belt tension issue, much more came to light shortly there after. Awesome, right? After reviewing and testing, we deduced that the…

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September 26, 2017

Screech and Squeal

Since we did so much work prior to arrival, the jobs that needed doing over this past month were quite minimal in comparison. The latest upgrades include finishing off the galley with a beautiful set of Cutco knives (goodbye mismatched hand-me-down brother’s college apartment set!) and installed a wine and champagne glass rack to more…

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July 12, 2017

Vegan from Virginia to Provincetown

After the whirlwind getting Moment off the dock and on our way to Provincetown, all we needed was the weather to cooperate. The ever-evolving plan was to sail from Deltaville, Virginia to maybe South Hampton then Block Island, Newport, and finally end in Provincetown right around Memorial Day weekend. Provisioning for trips like these is…

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June 6, 2017

Finish the Jobs

It was late April and the project deadlines and launch date of May 8th was approaching fast. Throughout the winter we had been collaborating with the yard in Deltaville, VA to tackle one of Moment’s largest projects ever, replacing the primary diesel tank, which ended up bringing in elements of carpentry, engine mechanics, refrigeration, plumbing,…

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June 1, 2017

The Winter Work List

While the big ticket item was certainly the diesel tank escapade, we’ve taken advantage of Moment’s “work mode” to check off some other items this past winter so our upcoming summer sailing is as spectacular as ever. Here we go! In the Galley, we decided our oven and microwave were due for upgrade. While the…

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April 23, 2017

Diesel Tank Delight

Let’s back up … Our successful summer season in Provincetown was over and we were on a two day sail south to Virginia. High-five! We had made a weighty decision to haul out for winter mostly for the captain to take a breather from four years of an aggressive sailing and boat upgrade / maintenance…

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April 22, 2017

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