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The Adventures of Duet

This is the blog of Duet, Hull 15 of the Nordhavn 50 series, and her crew, Ron and Nancy Goldberg.  Prior to this, Ron and Nancy cruised aboard a Nordhavn 46, Hull 50, also named Duet. When not aboard Duet, Ron and Nancy are based at Lake Tahoe and can be reached at ncmgoldberg ampersand gmail.com.  Duet is now settled for the winter at Marina CostaBaja in La Paz, Mexico.  We will be cruising in the Sea of Cortez until early May, 2016.   We will have email via our satellite phone, so feel free to write anytime. 
 
 
Duet underway off the coast of Mexico
Duet underway off the coast of Mexico

CUBAR

  • by Nancy
  • 11/11/2015
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As our regular readers know, we had decided to participate in the CUBAR, the Cruise Underway to Baja Rally. This rally, previously known as the FUBAR, or Fleet Underway to Baja Rally, was the brainchild of Bruce Kessler. Bruce, with his wife Joan, circumnavigated aboard his trawler, Zopilote, and now cruise aboard ... More>

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Newport Harbor Shipyard

  • by Nancy
  • 09/14/2015
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We arrived at the shipyard in good order, after picking our way through Newport Beach Harbor, which is one of the most crowded places we have been. There are docks, moorings, and, occasionally, a small marked anchorage area, where boats are shoehorned in. The moorings, to save space, have both a ... More>

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What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

  • by Nancy
  • 09/01/2015
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With all apologies to The Grateful Dead (one of Nancy's favorite bands) and Robert Hunter, these lyrics definitely describe our journey south.  On August 25th we departed Sidney for Port Angeles, WA. It was a short, easy trip, although on arrival we had winds in the 20's, naturally ... More>

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Prince William Sound, Not

  • by Nancy
  • 06/01/2015
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Soon enough, departure day dawned and off we went. Initially the trip went well, we exited via Cape Spencer and set our course north up the coast. The general plan was to reach Yakutat, which is about 200 miles north of Cape Spencer, and see how the weather, and we, were faring. If all was well ... More>

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North to Alaska

  • by Nancy
  • 04/18/2015
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We arrived back in Sidney on April 18, with what we hoped was a manageable list of projects to complete before we departed. Nancy's activities involved reviewing, revising and checking off lists, mainly of fresh foods, and coordinating various service providers. Ron, on the other hand, was focused on what ... More>

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More Projects in March

  • by Nancy
  • 03/24/2015
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Before we knew it, we were back on Duet. We stopped on the way north and picked up the life raft from Westpac. Fitting it into the SUV was quite a challenge, we had to unload about three quarters of the contents of the vehicle onto the parking lot, insert the raft, and then carefully fit everything ... More>

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Life Raft Service

  • by Nancy
  • 01/16/2015
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On our way home from Sidney in January, we stopped at Westpac Marine Services in Tacoma, Washington, to have Duet's Switlik life raft serviced. We arrived at 8AM and started right in with Rollie Herman, who is the life raft guru at Westpac. We took plenty of pictures of the process, many of which are ... More>

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Project Work in Sidney BC

  • by Nancy
  • 01/15/2015
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We returned to Duet on Boxing Day, as the Canadians call it, or the day after Christmas. She was just as we had left her, dozing in her slip, waiting for spring. Peggy from The Boat Butler had given her a good wash before we arrived. We even had neighbors on the boat next to us, a beautifully ... More>

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2014 Winter Projects Part One

  • by Nancy
  • 12/31/2014
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Once we got settled in our winter slip at Van Isle, we started on the project list. As our regular readers know, the project list is a living document, which is discussed, or more accurately, negotiated, on a regular basis. This winter's list had been refined while we were out cruising, and ... More>

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Cruising British Columbia

  • by Nancy
  • 10/15/2014
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After the whirlwind of preparations to head north to BC, the trip was actually pretty low key. We traveled down the river in one day, much faster than we came up, thanks to a following current of about 1-2 knots. Duet ran perfectly. Since we were planning to exit the river, we anchored just ... More>

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The Rush Before Departure

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  • 08/30/2014
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During July and August we made two trips to Duet, first for two weeks to finish all the tasks that needed to be completed before we could depart for British Columbia, and second, to depart for British Columbia. During our two week stay, a lot was accomplished. While the following are in no ... More>

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Battery Day

  • by Nancy
  • 05/25/2014
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We returned to Duet the week of Memorial Day. The primary mission was to change out the house batteries. Nancy's Mom, however, was visiting her brother Tom and his girlfriend Jill, so there was to be plenty of family activity as well. As our regular readers may recall, on our last journey we had ... More>

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