2015-09-04 It’s Go Time

We have really enjoyed our extended stay here at Hartge Yacht Harbor. The yard and marina workers do good work and could not possibly been kinder or helpful. That said we have been here 3 months which is longer than we have been anywhere since we started this adventure, and its just plain time to get moving!

We do need to say thank you to everyone we spent time with this summer. We ranged from Michigan & Ohio to New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. So many people took time out of their schedules to visit and make a few memories. We so enjoyed it, thank you!


As I write this, Magnolia’s bottom paint is curing a few yards from the cottage we are staying. The guys from the paint shop are amazing in that they work hours at a time in the protective suits and always have the biggest smiles. There efforts are always appreciated.


In addition the Admiral put a last minute fix into our sail cover.


I got a last wash and wax done on the cabin top and gunnels.

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The yard will put Magnolia back in the water tomorrow (Friday 4 Sept) and we will head straight out from the slings mid morning.


Assuming the predicted thunderstorms hold off till late afternoon we will head straight out to the Wye River.  The Pentagon Sailing Club will be having a Labor Day Raft-Up out there and we will visit friends on Saturday. Magnolia will stay on a couple more days to allow the Admiral to get her Wye River swimming in and do a few more Magnolia system checks before we really get on our way on Tuesday.


We are looking forward to the new season so if you do not come visit, please be sure to follow here. Be Safe, Be Well, A**2

3 thoughts on “2015-09-04 It’s Go Time

  1. A2, Congrats on a successful RAV. Am sure your sea trials and full power run on the way out will go smoothly. Always good to get back to sea! Fair winds….
    Ty and Suzanne

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