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Welding Wonderland

Welding Wonderland

This was not only a full 5 day week is was 5 days filled with welding, welding, welding.  Not that this is anything new, building a metal hull is mostly about welding.   This is all more so the case now that almost all the cutting is done with CNC machines which take...

Stairways to Heaven

Stairways to Heaven

It was only a 4 day week here as it was the big Republic Day here in Turkey marking the 95th anniversary of when Ataturk formed this amazing country we are now enjoying so much.  However the shorter week certainly didn’t slow down Team Möbius as they all picked up the...

Topping Off Tanks

Topping Off Tanks

It definitely feels like Fall here in Antalya with night time temperatures almost down to 10 degrees C / 50F which is a big drop from the 20’s we have had up till now.  However we also had a rare rain and some very big winds at the beginning of the week so the air is...

Skinning the Skeg  Oct. 15-19, 2018

Skinning the Skeg Oct. 15-19, 2018

The big visible change this week was putting the plating or “skin” on the skeg that protrudes down at the aft end of the hull to house and protect the propeller shaft and also provide protection for the CPP Controllable Pitch Propeller itself and the rudder.  However...

Top to Bottom Progress Oct 8-12, 2018

Top to Bottom Progress Oct 8-12, 2018

It is GREAT to be back together with Christine after our various trips to see family & friends in the US and Canada as well as each of us looking after some professional things with two author conferences for Christine in Florida and a keynote for me in Sao Paulo...

We’re BACK and up on Top

We’re BACK and up on Top

Christine and I are finally back together and back home in Antalya after a long and great set of trips, most of which were on our own and took us from Fort Lauderdale Florida to La Habra Heights California to Vancouver and Vernon British Columbia and Sao Paulo...

Wayne

Wonderful Week of Wandering

Wonderful Week of Wandering

The week of August 20-24th was a big holiday here in Turkey as this marks the five day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and pretty much all businesses, schools, banks and government agencies were all closed.  We found this Q&A on the hajj pilgrimage to be...

Wonderous Week in Antalya

Wonderous Week in Antalya

Last week Christine and I took advantage of our fabulous location here in Antalya Turkey to take a break from building our eXtreme eXpedition Passage Maker boat Möbius and go on some land based eXpeditions.After a 5 minute drive from our home and Naval Yachts, we met...

Gardner + Aluminium = Goldilocks eXtreme eXploration Passage Maker

Gardner + Aluminium = Goldilocks eXtreme eXploration Passage Maker

A quick post to refer you to a 2016 article in Yachting World magazine which Christine came across with an article about a fascinating fellow ex sailor now eXtreme eXploration passage maker David Cowper who recently completed one of the most challenging passages...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Wow!  This family of unique new eXtreme Passage Makers I’ve been writing about seems to be gaining new members every day. I had no sooner finished writing up yesterday’s “Canadian Kissin’ Cousins” posting about the recently announced Tactical 77 when Andy, one of our...

Canadian Kissin’ Cousins??

Canadian Kissin’ Cousins??

Last month I put up a post “Newest Member of this Family of Passage Makers” about the newest members of Dennis’ Artnautica LRC58 line of boats, the LRC58-3 “Britt” and LRC58-4 “Raw” which have both been launched and are now at sea as will be joined by LRC58-5 being...

Christine

Loving Life in Turkey

Loving Life in Turkey

When we were going through the process of choosing a boat builder, we knew that the location mattered a great deal to us. We didn’t know for sure how long it would take to build the boat, but we knew we would be measuring the time in years, not months, so it had to be...

Serendipity leads us to Naval Yachts

Serendipity leads us to Naval Yachts

In July 2016, we launched LEARNATIVITY, our 52-foot steel cutter back into the water after nearly a year on the hard in Fiji. The boat was looking better than ever after a new paint job, and while we loved cruising in our sailboat, we had also been working for more...

Meeting Steve

Meeting Steve

In early September of 2016, Wayne was off on his second boat-building-related trip to Turkey with his bidding package from Dennis in hand, while I returned to LEARNATIVITY in Fiji by myself. We had left the boat in a hurry( to return for the birth of a grandchild)...

Switching from sail to power

Switching from sail to power

It was Christmas, 2014. We were anchored in the lagoon of an atoll in the Marshall Islands, Majuro, off a gorgeous little motu called Eneko. That was to be only the second Christmas that Wayne and I had spent together. We had met just over a year earlier, when Wayne...

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