The Adventures of Duet

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 rgoldberg@msn.com.  
 
 
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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Soon enough we were back at Duet again, for the planned 4 day weekend to replaced the main coolant pump and get Duet rigged for our offshore journey. The pump had returned, nicely rebuilt and repainted, complete with all the parts necessary to replace it. Unfortunately, as is often the case, since Ron didn't ... More>
by Nancy
06/12/2013
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After what seemed like a very short time, we were back aboard Duet for Memorial Day week. This trip was focused on testing everything we hadn't tested yet, which included yet another version of anchor chain. It turns out that G43 chain is “transport” chain and doesn't play well with Maxwell windlasses. This was ... More>
by Nancy
05/25/2013
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After what seemed like an endless refit, but was really only about the half way point, based on Captain Ron's list for Duet, we decided we should actually take her somewhere to try out all this new gear. So we returned to Seattle in early April and set off for the San Juan Islands. The trip ... More>
by Nancy
04/01/2013
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Once Duet returned from Delta, more work began. Jeff's team was busy working on several things at once, fortunately they are not all in the same place on the boat. We visited periodically during this time, and were able to watch Duet on Salmon Bay Marine Center's web cam number 6. Many friends watched her ... More>
by Nancy
03/01/2013
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While we realize our readers are anxiously awaiting part two of Duet's refit, in the meantime we thought we would provide some pictures of various Nordhavn models over the years.  This gallery was developed during the search for Duet, and focuses on the 50 versus other models, as that is where ... More>
by Nancy
02/01/2013
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