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Human Error | #29 | DrakeParagon Season 3

Is it possible to have enough shakedown sails to prevent breakdowns at sea? A key system stops working and, with help far away, the crew must puzzle their way through this issue. Is this the end of the problems or just the beginning? Stay with us!

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Re: DrakeParagon: Season 3

I saw the autopilot start wigging out and I started nodding like, ya, that's just typical. Another flaky-ass autopilot bites the dust. (me and Raymarine have had a rough relationship) Glad that CPT job turned out all right, at least so far.
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There Are No Riggers At Sea

What do you do when things go wrong? Have you got the spare parts? Do you have the skills and practical knowledge to make a fix? There are no professional riggers or boatyards at sea...only you. When a key component to the Jib goes overboard, can the crew of Paragon figure out a solution? Stay with us!

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She's Alive! | #31 | DrakeParagon Season 3

After 2 1/2 days of extreme seasickness, Monique is finally able to find her sea legs and jumps into the watch rotation, giving the rest of the crew some much needed rest. As plans and calculations are made for landfall, Paragon is visited by a group (or should I say a pod?) of playful visitors. Stay with us to see what happens next!

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Land Ho! | #32 | DrakeParagon Season 3

The first leg of the voyage to Greenland nears completion as the first sight of land appears in the distance..Nova Scotia! Drake remembers years past and wonders what will happen as Paragon enters Lunenburg Harbour. Will customs search the boat, is there enough depth to anchor, how long will the crew remain here? All questions soon to be answered...stay with us!

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O Canada! | #33 | DrakeParagon Season 3

Paragon enters Lunenburg Harbour and is greeted by the sweet smell of land. There's no rest for the crew, however, as they scramble to contact customs and learn that the journey may not be over. Will they need to travel an additional five hours to meet with border agents? Stay with us!

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Welcome to Lunenburg | #34 | DrakeParagon Season 3

While preparing to go to shore, Eanna and Drake reflect on the experience with Canadian customs. A bit of a look around Lunenburg ends at a local pub (Knots aren't just for the boat!), and the night ends with a somber reminder of the seriousness of a life at sea.

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Big Jib, Small Jib, Good Jib, Bad Jib | #35 | DrakeParagon Season 3

"The rigging is right, the sail is right, but they're not right together." -Éanna. A new jib of a different size caused all sorts of problems while at sea. With no time to install new hardware, a decision is made to swap out this new sail for the older, larger version. We finish the task with help from a local, then stumble on a little piece of history and...East Germany?

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Heading into the Unknown | #36 | DrakeParagon Season 3

Living together in close quarters is part of the reality of this adventure, and open communication helps to keep it smooth sailing for everyone. Drake and Éanna take some time (over beers!) to check in with one another and discuss what lies ahead. They also perform a test flight for the quadcopter. Why not do that over water...what could possibly go wrong? Stay with us!

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Our Last Day in Nova Scotia | #37 | DrakeParagon Season 3

While Drake stays aboard to finish preparations for pushing off, Eanna and Mo head to shore. They split up and Eanna checks out the sweeter side of Lunenburg at the Ironworks Distillery...including Phoebe, the cutest greeter ever! Then we pour over the weather reports to see if the forecast is favourable, including an ice report. Will we see icebergs? Will we push off? Stay with us!

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