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Ship’s Log: Golden Gate With Deneb & Seren

We had the boat ship shape and ready to rock by the time Deneb and Seren showed up at 10:30. The kids were overflowing with excitement to have little Seren aboard, and just couldn’t wait to show him everything. Seren, warmed up to the chaos and excitement much more quickly than I would have expected (being his […]

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About our boat

Warning: the following treatise is a rather dry and detailed accounting of Convivia’s specs and equipment. If you’re not interested in this type of thing, may I suggest one of the following: Why I love boat life, But Planes are Faster, or maybe even hellO 2011.

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Aft Cabin Lighting

I was all excited to start working on the new windlass install when I heard Miles yell, “Daaaaddyy. Can you please turn on the light. I can’t do it.” Within minutes I was tearing the boat apart looking for the source of the problem. A problem that got worse as I went. Before the end […]

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Ship’s Log — December 26th with Krister & Amanda

Krister & Amanda came over for coffee this morning and we decided to help each other with a bunch of boat chores in order to (hopefully) save some time for a sail in the afternoon. Krister hoisted me up the mast to retrieve the Christmas lights, and then headed back to Britannia while I put […]

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Ships Log: Dec 12th — Out and About

The crew of Brittania called us around noon to let us know that they were heading out. We were supposed to be ready, but instead we made and ate lunch. I told them we would be right behind them, knowing that—with their jib in the loft—we should be able to catch up to them. For […]

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Sailing Again!

It’s been a month and a week since we last went sailing. Convivia has been under the weather wit ha broken spreader, and then we all got under the weather with the flu, and then there’s the weather. Tomorrow the forecast predict’s partly cloudy 69º and 5 whole knots of wind. I think its time […]

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Ruby Takes to the Sky

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Photo Highlights: Santa Cruz Cruise

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Ship’s Log: Oct 18th-20th — Monterrey -> Santa Cruz -> Half Moon Bay

We left Monterrey on Monday the 18th after finally meeting another sailor. Steve, the owner of Boomer (the Cal 40 that we berthed next to) was a wealth of information and a friendly guy to boot. He offered to sail us out and we had a great time taking pictures of each other under sail. […]

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Ship’s Log Oct 10: Pillar Point -> Santa Cruz

We left Pillar Point Harbor (Half Moon Bay) around 10am. The perennial fog blanketed the harbor and mainland but we knew better than to wait for it to blow off. Armed with our trusty chart plotter (INavX for iPad) we made for the channel. Once past the reefs we turned westward and made for the open […]

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