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I said FUEL tank not FOOL tank!!!

I said FUEL tank not FOOL tank!!!

The heat wave continues both weather wise and Möbius progress wise this week and here is your summary of all that has gone on.  After cooling off slightly last weekend with daytime highs down in the mid to upper 30’s (90’s F) they climbed back up throughout the week...

Watch That 1st Step!

Watch That 1st Step!

The heat was way up all this week both inside the building and outside.  Like most parts of the world apparently we had quite a heat wave this past week with daytime highs often getting over 40 degrees.  That’s over 100 for you Fahrenheit types.  Not the best week to...

Goldilocks Has Her Skirt Up!  June 25-28, 2018

Goldilocks Has Her Skirt Up! June 25-28, 2018

The weather heated up nicely this week here in Antalya and so did the temperature inside the GreeNaval Shipyard with all the welding and progress this week.  As per the title and photos below the most visible change is that the first two rows of hull plates are now...

Hull of a Bow mv/Möbius June 18-22, 2018

Hull of a Bow mv/Möbius June 18-22, 2018

It was a full work week here for Team Möbius at GreeNaval and as you are about to see, the progress to match.  As per my attempt at a fun title the focus this week was on the two ends of the boat, the Bow and the aft Engine Room & Workshop and much more progress on...

Holly Hull Batman, is that a Boat I Sea in There?

Holly Hull Batman, is that a Boat I Sea in There?

It is Eid al-Fitr here in Turkey right now which is a major 4 day holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting so it as a three and a half day week with a half day on Thursday.  After 30 days of dawn to sunset fasting you can imagine the...

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...

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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...

Another Day at the Office

Another Day at the Office

One of the many great things about my office at GreeNaval Yachts is that I spend every day sitting in the middle of the Antalya Free Zone which is a collection of some of the world’s largest and most renown shipyards for super yachts.  Every day driving to and from my...

Passage Making the Sea of Standards to Common Connectivity

Passage Making the Sea of Standards to Common Connectivity

I’ve been a big fan of Victron electrical components and the company for a long time since discovering them when I first bought our previous boat sv Learnativity in Sidney British Columbia back in 2005.  She was and still is a 1994 all steel 52’ Bruce Roberts designed...

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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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