The Adventures of Duet

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Duet on the hook near Portland, Oregon Picture by Rob Davison
This is the blog of the motor vessel, Duet, Hull 15 of the Nordhavn 50 series, and her crew, Ron and Nancy Goldberg.  Prior to this, Ron and Nancy cruised 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.  From May to September, 2015, Duet will be cruising Alaska and the West Coast, so this blog will be updated sporadically, depending on our internet connection.   We will have email via our satellite phone, so feel free to write anytime. 
 
 
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>
by Nancy
03/24/2015
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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>
by Nancy
01/16/2015
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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>
by Nancy
01/15/2015
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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>
by Nancy
12/31/2014
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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>
by Nancy
10/15/2014
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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>
by Nancy
08/30/2014
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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>
by Nancy
05/25/2014
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In March we made plans to attend the Nordhavn Rendezvous in Dana Point, California, which promised to be an extravaganza of considerable proportions.  This was our first Rendezvous, as there were too few Nordhavns around to have such gatherings when we owned our 46, so we weren't quite ... More>
by Nancy
05/07/2014
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After our rather cold visit in February, April was pretty nice. First, the diesel heater worked right out of the box. This cheered Chief Engineer Ron up no end, since he had been having nightmares about arriving and finding that his repairs had failed. As this was not the case, ... More>
by Nancy
04/15/2014
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October - To bond or not to bond, that is the question And that's enough paraphrasing of the great bard. As our regular readers know, electrical systems are one of Chief Engineer Ron's favorites. Aboard the new Duet, the survey identified the bonding system as needing attention. Work started while Duet was ... More>
by Nancy
03/31/2014
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As our regular readers may recall, at this point Duet had arrived in Astoria, OR, after an overnight journey from Neah Bay, WA.  We had dropped the hook in a nice little bay a few miles up river from Astoria, had a glass of wine and taken a nap. Upon awakening from a nice nap, Nancy went, as she ... More>
by Nancy
09/02/2013
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At long last, we are actually going to take the new Duet somewhere. Not just somewhere, but 400 miles, including about 180 miles offshore and then across the Columbia River Bar, which is one of the more dangerous river entrances in the US, if not the world. What were we thinking? As Wikipedia ... More>
by Nancy
07/27/2013
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