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Aloha Hawai'i
Today we leave Kauai. We enjoyed our year on the Hawaiian islands. A fond aloha to all the good friends we made here. We are hoping for a fast, uneventful passage to Olympia, Wash., Oceanus' new home port. Follow our progress on the link to the right. See y...
Aloha Hawai'i
Aloha Hawai'i
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Cast iron keels and keel bolts
Before.. ...after sand blasting, epoxy filling and sanding, then three coats of epoxy primer the cast-iron keel of our Columbia 43 is ready for bottom paint. It has a complex and beautiful shape that you could only achieve with a strong, durable materal lik...
Cast iron keels and keel bolts
Cast iron keels and keel bolts
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New luxury aboard Oceanus: A real mattress
We talked about this since Mexico; that's a year. Finally, on our most recent trip to Costco, the $100 off tipped the scale. We bought a real queen-size mattress. It is made of three layers of foam and has a quilted top. We thought we could successfully tri...
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Farewell to our whale friends
A humpback whale breaching. (NOAA photo) At the end of March, 2009, we went on a boat dive to Molokini. One of the divers complained on the way back that he hadn't seen any whales. The boat captain said the whales already left. To this the man exclaimed ang...
Farewell to our whale friends
Farewell to our whale friends
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Creating paradise: A poet's palm forest
A glimpse of  blue sky through the dense palm forest created by poet W.S. Merwin. W.S. Merwin 's trees are an expression of hope and an attempt to heal the divide he sees between man and nature. Merwin won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1971 and in 2009 a...
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Feeling the love on Maui
A big part of Maui's beauty is found underwater, like this green seaturtle or honu'. Part of what inspired us to go cruising was our first trip to Maui. The island and surrounding sea were even more beautiful than we imagined and the weather was perfect. I ...
Feeling the love on Maui
Feeling the love on Maui
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Maybe on the 50th birthday of Oceanus we could switch out her diesel for an electric motor. Sweet!
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Bill Trip: Columbia 43 designer
Dancer is a Tripp-designed, 55-foot flush deck aluminum cutter built in 1965 by Abeking & Rasmussen. Copyright by Brandon Ford, 2016. In the last two decades of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) rating rule, William H. Tripp Jr. became known for winning an...
Bill Trip: Columbia 43 designer
Bill Trip: Columbia 43 designer
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