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36 Bridges

Posted by Tni Newhoff on December 21st, 2006

I am happy to report that we finally left West Palm Beach! As much as we enjoyed our little marina, it was nice to hit the water. Mary joined us on Saturday and we spent a few days showing her West Palm, but once we realized that we were not going to get the weather […]

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I’m a Ham!!!

Posted by Tni Newhoff on December 20th, 2006

Well, it’s official, I am a ham…not that you didn’t already know that ;) The truth is that last week I passed the written exams for both my technician class (level 2) and general class (level 3) ham radio licenses. This was a huge relief given the weeks that I had spent cramming – which […]

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More prep work…

Posted by David Newhoff on December 18th, 2006

So today I put my fear of heights to the test. With a harness attached to a jib halyard, Tni raised me up the mast using the electric winch in the cockpit. It took a while to get comfortable. I first installed a radar reflector before getting up the courage to go to the top […]

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Some Rosario Photos

Posted by David Newhoff on December 14th, 2006

Hi all, Here are a few shots of Rosario. We are almost done with the commissioning and only have a few projects left. Weather permitting, we’ll leave Sunday for the Bahamas. Let’s hope the weather improves; right now it’s raining cats and dogs. My brother would say, “yeah, I just stepped in a poodle.” John: […]

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Weekend Update

Posted by Tni Newhoff on December 2nd, 2006

We did not head to Ft. Lauderdale as planned yesterday. After speaking with our sailing club looking for marina or anchorage recommendations they have suggested that we bypass it altogether (even though that is where they are headquartered) and head straight to Miami. We have heard this from many others as well and may heed […]

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Warm weather sailing in the rain…

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 26th, 2006

Today was a great day. We had hoped to sail on Friday or Saturday, but that was not possible due to rain. We decided yesterday, that rain or shine we would venture out today. We were eager to both get in some sailing time as well as practice our docking (docks are completely different here […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by David Newhoff on November 22nd, 2006

Hey everyone, we obviously have a lot to be thankful for these days. We’ve been here for two weeks and have loved every minute. We’ll miss sharing Thanksgiving with family this year. There’s much still to do, but the process is very fun. We had our first sail the other day. The boat is amazing […]

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Weather, Weather, Everywhere

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 19th, 2006

Up bright and early this morning. Today is part two of a two day weather course (Basic Marine Meteorology Workshop) that David and I are taking. The two days go from 8-5 and are taught by this weather guru at the Merchant Marine weather center about an hour from West Palm. The class was something […]

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The time has come!

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 15th, 2006

We FINALLY get to go out tomorrow. After almost a week of living on the boat and getting everything sorted out, we finally get to take Rosario for spin tomorrow. We do the official check-out where we are basically out all day and go through every aspect and detail of the boat with our production […]

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Our First Visitor

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 13th, 2006

Yay! We had our first visitor today. The very lovely Danielle Gowdy happened to be in town for work and stopped by this AM for a visit. I was filled with so much joy over getting to share Rosario with her and her enthusiasm made it all the more exciting. That she could appreciate all […]

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Day One

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 12th, 2006

We just spent our first night on the boat. I slept really well. The bed is surprisingly comfortable and thankfully its strange shape did not affect its comfort. We woke up to blue skies peeking out of our little sunroof…how cool is that…we have a skylight above our bed! It was nice to wake up […]

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We are here…

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 11th, 2006

Well… we are here! It is no longer this intangible thing, it is real and we are living it. I say this as I look around the salon and am amazed at how quickly we have settled in. Still much to be done but it has certainly taken on a look that is ours. Also […]

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