Four days with nowhere to be but the water. Four days to get past the mouth of the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay and back home again. Or so we thought. So close the mouth of the river and yet so far to go before dark. After experimenting unsuccessfully with navigation equipment and a paper … More The Most Interesting Man on the River and an Exercise in Strategic Docking
We recently pulled the boat out for a day so we could replace a few instruments and take a look at the bottom. Chiron’s bottom paint is only five months old and we found more peeling paint than we expected for a fresh water boat. This means another pull out next year for a good cleaning … More We Pulled Out So You Don’t Have To
The Potomac River is only 2′-3′ deep in places so if the boat sinks, just stand up. We use nautical charts to decide where we can and cannot sail on the river: the brown is land, the blue and white are water, and the tiny numbers in the water show how deep the water is. The Potomac … More Can We Get Under That Bridge?