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10-03-2013 11:37 PM
Re: nemier...update

Hey Andy, anxiously waiting to follow your adventures. You're always welcome at the island here.
Fair Winds.
10-03-2013 10:28 PM
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Hey Andy.. Nice blog. Boat looks amazing except the mast's kinda short
10-03-2013 01:57 PM
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That is a beautiful boat for sure, and looks to be perfect for some very extended Alaskan cruising. From my understanding that is just about all power anyway, even sailboats if they want to get anywhere you are going to be powering anyway, so why not do it in style!

does that have a paining hull or is it displacement.
10-03-2013 10:57 AM
Re: nemier...update

Originally Posted by nemier View Post
Hi guys / gals,
,,,,still getting my daily sailnet fix,, (awesome community)
..for those who may be interested in an update..
Infinity | Documenting our Voyages
It's great to see you around nemier. I don't care what boat you're in dude!

Off to read the blog!
10-03-2013 09:40 AM
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Greetings Andy,

We met at Spencer Spit a few years ago. What a beautiful boat. There are a couple of those down here in the San Juans, one tied up in Friday Harbor. Always wondered what they looked like down below. I'm going to spend more time on your blog to find out.
10-03-2013 09:22 AM
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WOW, what a beautiful boat! Love the refit work you've done!
10-03-2013 03:20 AM
Re: nemier...update

Hi guys / gals,
,,,,still getting my daily sailnet fix,, (awesome community)
..for those who may be interested in an update..
Infinity | Documenting our Voyages
12-19-2012 11:35 AM
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Nordhaven great quality boat...shes a beuat. We will let you stay as long as your the anchor boat for the raft ups and parties.

Good luck with her.
12-19-2012 09:39 AM
Re: nemier...update

Originally Posted by nemier View Post
Hi Guys,
Thanks for the most welcome posts.
Well, where do I begin. Lets just say travelling by sea was my future and Julie (my wife) knew that. She knew it was not going to go away when I started frequenting SailNet again and talking about single-handing. Actually not one of my finest moments, and upon reflection, one I regret. As I said in my post, after some reality checks and soul searching, we Have to be together and well, my wife is simply not a sailor. As you may have remembered, I was considering a large Cat too. I had contacted Gregor Tarjan & discussed putting a deposit down on a newbuild Aeroyacht Alpha 42. That died a natural death after a while, and all avenues always came back to a Nordhavn. It's the only boat where Julie came alive and actively discussed our future sailing the world together. So in retrospect, it always was a no-brainer, just took some time getting there.
We sold the house, sold the stink-pot (finally!!) bought our N62 and moved aboard a month ago. I will continue to work, but we'll travel in-between those work periods.

The plan is to tackle the PNW this spring & perhaps Alaska in the summer, coming back down the West side, and completeing a circumnav of Vancouver Island. Providing all goes well there, our plan is to head south in the fall 2013. Once we leave Vancouver, the boat will not be coming back to Vancouver until we have traversed God's blue earth.

Our N62 - hull 18 - has already circumnavigated the world, so we are in good hands. She's powered by a single Lugger (325hp) and has a 'get-home' engine (called a "wing") - a 70 hp Lugger with a separate shaft off to the stbd side. The Wing also sees double-duty as the main source of hydraulic power (thrusters, anchor, winches, etc) so is exercised regularly. We're truly spoilt here, and nothing hard about it - apart from paying for the diesel I guess
It's a pleasure taking part here again. Ciao.
I do really wish you the best of luck and I do understand why you have made that choice.

Boats like those can look a lot more seaworthy than smaller sailing boats and I really hope that after sailing in some bad weather your wife does not decide that after all the boat is too small and uncomfortable.

Besides the fuel costs you will experiment another problem that is common to all big boats: They could not enjoy the close protection of land as a smaller boat can and small coves and shelters would be out of limits specially if there is any other smaller boat there.

Of course you have more chain and are able to stay more away from shore and that's what bigger boasts do, but it is also less sheltered and uncomfortable there. You cannot also look were you drop your anchor and normally sandy bottoms are close to the shore. I have seen many big boats that were on the same anchorage than me, but more offshore, dragging away where all smaller boats, closer to the shore could hold on. An anchor watch will be more needed than in a smaller boat.

But you got a boat the size of a house and that is just great to live aboard and I am sure it is not only your wife that appreciates that.

Please continue to post about your circumnavigation. I think that many would like to have news about that, motor boat or not, me included. After all many have sailboats and cruise motoring most of the time


12-19-2012 12:32 AM
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nemier- hope to cross paths with you and Julie somewhere this summer in BC. Sounds like a great boat.
Fair winds.
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