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Search: Posts Made By: drakeParagon
Forum: Cruising Videos 5 Days Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Episodes 33 and 34 available early for our patrons and our friends on Sailnet.

Welcome to Newport, Parts 1 and 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlmq8LGC6Rs

Thank you so much to everyone here...
Forum: Cruising Videos 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

That's awesome! :) Which Scotch were you enjoying? I'm looking forward to going to the Scotch distillery in Oban and other ones on the coast of Scotland. I'm also hoping to get some aerial...
Forum: Cruising Videos 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Episodes 31 and 32 available a few days early just for our patrons and our friends on Sailnet. Over the past several months we have enjoyed publishing weekly videos to chronicle our journey from...
Forum: Cruising Videos 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Maybe your kids and the next generations will have all of their books, and the classics on their iPads instead? Nowadays I always prefer to buy the electronic versions of books to read on my iPad...
Forum: Cruising Videos 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Hi Minnewaska,

I believe that if we can tell a good story then it won't be a disposable one. My intent is to produce a story that will delight and inspire for many years to come. If our videos...
Forum: Cruising Videos 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Episode 29: You're Here to Early and Episode 30: The Beauty of Driftwood

Episodes 29 and 30 available a few days early just for our patrons and our friends on Sailnet. Thanks everyone for all of the great feedback which is helping us to make our videos even better, and...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-31-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

I didn't even realize this was a problem until I froze the video and looked closely. Many thanks for pointing this out and for the link to the great article about frame...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-26-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Thanks smackdaddy, We are on a road trip right now in Ireland and using our new cameras (Canon G30), but when I get back to the boat in a few days I will look at the setting we used on the old...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-26-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Thanks Brad, We love our Little Cod wood burning stove made by Navigator Stove Works in WA. Their website has tons of photos of beautiful installations of their wood stoves on boats at Installation...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-24-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
DrakeParagon S2E28: A Different Kind of Sail

Monique learns how to tack and gybe in the Great Salt Pond in Block Island.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LycbY-O8AQk&index=29&list=PLOhEGypVYJG0ibkD3Cv7phfYiQTttYqqL
Forum: Outboard 03-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: Yamaha 15hp vs Honda 15hp outboard?

Thanks miatapaul, I don't think there are 2 cycle outboards available here in Ireland, just 4 cycle. Based on feedback I've received so far I'm now just considering the Yamaha or Honda 15hp, but so...
Forum: Outboard 03-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By drakeParagon
Yamaha 15hp vs Honda 15hp outboard?

Greetings from s/v Paragon in Kinsale, Ireland!

We are about to sail back to Greenland for the Summer and are now ready to purchase a new 4 stroke 15 hp outboard for our RIB.

For us...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-17-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

DrakeParagon S02E27: Too Many Balls

Sailing to the Great Salt Pond in Block Island.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg2mOCaaJVo&list=PLOhEGypVYJG0ibkD3Cv7phfYiQTttYqqL&index=28
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-10-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

DrakeParagon S02E26: What's So Special About Newport, Rhode Island?

A great day of sailing in Long Island Sound after pushing off from the anchorage in Mount Sinai Harbor.
...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-10-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

DrakeParagon S2E25: The Beach at Mount Sinai

On our 3rd and last day at Mount Sinai harbor, we went to the beautiful beach covered with smooth pebbles.
...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-11-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
DrakeParagon S2E22: City Island to Mount Sinai, NY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwk5SvZr1JQ&index=23&list=PLOhEGypVYJG0ibkD3Cv7phfYiQTttYqqL

A beautiful sunny day through Long Island Sound from City Island to Mount Sinai harbor in NY.
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-11-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

I just went out into the cockpit to take a close look at the idea of raising the bimini. I think I prefer the way that we have it now because when I'm standing at the helm I can brace myself on the...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-11-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

We have a Rocna 33, 73lb anchor connected to 300 feet of 3/8" BBB galvanized chain on a our Westsail 42 Paragon. Paragon weighs 38,500lbs on the travel lift.

I think it's great anchor and...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-10-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

I'm afraid it's far from ideal... Our visibility looking forward through the dodger is severely blocked by the RIB dinghy and the rowing dinghy secured on top of it. Someone has to stand up and...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: Living aboard in Reykjavík, Iceland

Thanks! It really was magical! :) We are really excited to be sailing back to Iceland in the Spring. We are picking up crew in Reykjavík in June and then sailing on to the east coast of Greenland....
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-08-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Hi UnionPacific,

I never made a video specifically about the hard top, but I'd be very happy to answer any questions about it.

I've attached a drawing of my initial design from 2004, although...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-04-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 10,999
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Just 3 months before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to land on the moon, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first human to sail single-handed non-stop around the globe in his...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: "Beyond the West Horizon" by the Hiscocks

I remember Eric Forsyth telling me stories about Eric Hiscock continuing to sail even though his eyesight was failing... Eric Forsyth was smiling and snickering when he told me the story of how...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: "Beyond the West Horizon" by the Hiscocks

I love this other video by TheSailingChannel of Lin and Larry Pardey talking about how Eric and Susan Hiscock made their movie, and what they learned from them about film making.
...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: "Beyond the West Horizon" by the Hiscocks

"They were the people who popularized that whole concept of cruising. They were the people who did it first."
- Don Wogaman

We got permission from Eric Hiscock's niece, and also the Southern...
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