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Ted’s new job- Preparing Southern Star for the South Pacific

When I ‘retired’ from my job at Garmin at the end of the year, I pictured spending time on the boat doing those projects that have been on my ‘To Do’ list forever. This included polishing the flybridge cowling, re-painting the aluminum door frames, re-finishing the teak cap rail in the cockpit, and having a …

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Southern Star One year in Auckland

We greeted Southern Star at her Viaduct Marina berth in downtown Auckland on 27th August 2021. She had just been offloaded off of the yacht transporter Happy Dragon, after an eventful and lengthy voyage from Newport Rhode Island (see our earlier post https://southernstarnz.com/index.php/2021/09/17/southern-star-arrives-home/). NZ had just been put into Level 4 lockdown – essentially a …

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Southern Star arrives home

Auckland- Sept 2021 Seems a lifetime ago, that we put Southern Star on board Happy Dover in Newport Rhode Island to send her back to Auckland, and back home. The story began here, https://southernstarnz.com/index.php/2021/02/15/3-months-in-nz-and-still-no-southern-star/ Well, it’s been 10 months now, and Southern Star has finally arrived back in New Zealand. Unfortunately, Happy Dragon the new …

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Life in the Keys

Life in the Keys photos Marathon life After a week in OPC we left Palm Beach at 0815 and stayed close to the shoreline, never more than 5-6 miles offshore. We passed Ft Lauderdale that afternoon and Miami just as it got dark. We moved a bit further offshore and paralleled the Florida Coast. We …

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York River to Brunswick

offshore Morehead City to Brunswick Velcro Marina photos Weather dictated that we would again do the Norfolk-Beaufort trip inside down the intracoastal. We have this pretty much on auto now, and apart from frustrating delays at the Gilmerton bridges the first day, and at the Great Bridge Lock the second day, the first three days …

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