October 4, 2023; 67 deg; wind 0-2 mph; clear skies

Time has come to return the boat to Beverly Port Marine for the winter. With the absence of any breeze, I motored the whole way (about 75 min)... See ya' next season.

Approaching the marina

August 27, 2023; 75 deg; wind 5-10 mph; clear skies

A gorgeous sailing day with my niece, Yasmin, from Israel.

July 30, 2023, 82 deg; wind 10-15 mph; partly cloudy skies

A short sail to check water ingress after the stanchion repair (far less water in the bilge and cabin floor) and to check the new jib (works really well).

July 24, 2023, 68 deg; wind 5-8 mph; cloudy skies

Repair of stanchion on starboard rail. Prepared oak replacement part and secured to deck with 3.5 in stainless steel hardware. Bedded the stanchion with exterior silicone caulk and sealed around all edges after the hardware was installed with additional caulk.

May 14, 2023; 82 deg; wind 5-10 mph; bright skies

Installed new tiller
Fuel line to engine cracked after starting engine and lowering it to the bottom position on its bracket. Glad I was still at the slip. Replaced the line and hose clamps. Need to replace with a better tube line or fitting so that the tubing doesn't crimp when bent during use.
Moved boat from Beverly Port Marina to mooring in Salem/Marblehead harbor

July 31, 2022

May 15, 2022

Had the pleasure of moving the boat from Beverly to Salem Harbor with the assistance of my brother-in-law from Israel, Amnon. As he lives on a kibbutz in the southern part of his country, he doesn't often get the chance to get out in the open water. We had a great time even though it was a more-cloud-than-sun kind of day and there was some wind against us. We motored most of the way and all went well.

Amnon at the helm Safely at our destination

September 30, 2021

Had the pleasure of enlisting a grandson to help in returning the boat from Salem Harbor to Beverly Port Marine. Given the short time window that day, we motored the couple of miles rather than sail. We had a nice time together!

Underway and happy to be onboard Safely at our destination

July 22, 2021

Grabbed a grandson for a lovely afternoon sail. We had a nice time together!

Crew at the helm Crew at the helm Captain and his deckmate on shore

June 17, 2021

Our son Jonathan, his wife Sefi, and the kids enjoyed a relaxing afternoon visit to the boat.

June 17, 2021

Grabbed a grandson for a lovely afternoon sail. We had a nice time together!

Captain and his deckmate Crew at the mast

October 6, 2020

Returning the boat from the mooring to haulout - no sailing happened due to COVID

July 10, 2018

Took our friend Nomi out for a pleasant afternoon sail.

September 4, 2017

Mom and Dad joined us for a long weekend in Brookline followed by our traditional, annual sail. They love this trip every year!

Helping to get the boat shipshape Enjoying the ocean breeze

Happy deckmates in our matching shirts!

October 11, 2015

Took my nephew from Israel out for a pleasant afternoon sail.

July 20, 2014

Mom and Dad joined me for their annual summer visit sail!

October 13, 2013

Haul out day for the season!

August 8, 2006

My daughter, Sheera, and I took a trip from our home port in Salem Harbor to Gloucester Harbor about 3 hours away by sail. We reserved a transient slip at a marina in the inner harbor in Gloucester, had dinner on the boat, took an evening walk around Gloucester, and returned to the boat to get some sleep. At dawn the next morning, we motored out of the harbor, and, in the absence of much breeze, motored all the way to Beverly Port Marine, and soon afterwards, sailed back to the mooring in Salem Harbor. It was a real fun two day adventure.

Below is an approximate track of our trip:

Below, please find a selection of images from the various parts of the trip!

Dinette table

Stern view of Moonstone at night

Looking out towards the cockpit at night

Bow view of Moonstone with the moon in the background

Sheera in starboard-side full berth

Jesse in port-side full berth

Brown's Yacht - Transient Slips

Leaving Gloucester after sunrise

Navigating out of GLoucester Inner Cove

Coming through the rain

Morning prayers at Beverly Port Marina

Morning prayers at Beverly Port Marina

September 5, 2005

A lovely sail with our friends, the Polens.

Adina and Nehemia enjoying the ride Adina, Nehemia, and Laurie

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