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Search: Posts Made By: drakeParagon
Forum: Cruising Videos 1 Day Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 285
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 285
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
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: 112
Views: 8,011
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: 112
Views: 8,011
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: 112
Views: 8,011
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: 112
Views: 8,011
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: 1,092
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: 112
Views: 8,011
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: 112
Views: 8,011
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: 1,120
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: 1,120
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: 1,120
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...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-03-2015
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
Posted By drakeParagon
DrakeParagon S2E21: Anchoring in City Island, NY

Monique's first time anchoring Paragon...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIGP-YH2dzk&index=22&list=PLOhEGypVYJG0ibkD3Cv7phfYiQTttYqqL
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-03-2015
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Hi Minnewaska,

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're working really hard on the editing, and I greatly appreciate hearing what you think of what we've done so far and for any wisdom on how...
Forum: Cruising Videos 01-27-2015
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
Posted By drakeParagon
S2E20: Anchoring in Manhasset, New York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CufxQ_2hXwQ&feature=em-subscription-upload

On our way through New York's East River, We pass by the Empire State VI troop ship, SUNY Maritime College, the Stepping...
Forum: Cruising Videos 01-23-2015
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Cool! That's very much along the lines of what we are hoping to do. Thanks!

Here are some overview clips of the aerial footage we took in Greenland, Iceland, and Faroe on our eastward crossing. ...
Forum: Cruising Videos 01-22-2015
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

HA! I think it may be harder to find the right winds, but I am confident that we can do it. When we explored the south west coast of Greenland, we met a few cruising/expedition sailboats that had...
Forum: Cruising Videos 01-21-2015
Replies: 112
Views: 8,011
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Hi UnionPacific, We want to push off from the south coast of Ireland in mid April to sail back to the Faroe Islands and then on to Iceland and Greenland. Just have to finish season 2 first...
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