Monday May 15th to Tuesday May 16th from Dana Point, USA to Ensenada, Mexico – We wrapped up at Dana Point with our 50 hour oil change on the engine, transmission, and generator with help from the commissioning staff. Pictured are Glenn (left) and Joe (right).
Now it was time for an even longer voyage. How about an international trip taking place mostly at night? Continue reading
Sunday May 14th from Dana Point to Newport Harbor to Dana Point Eric and Christi on board. No one else. Time for our first completely solo trip aboard Kosmos. Continue reading
Friday May 12th in Dana Point – There were a lot of people involved making a boat as sophisticated as Kosmos. Dozens and dozens of factory workers that we did not get to meet (well except for three of them — see final construction update post). In addition to all the people at the factory, there are dozens of people in Dana Point. This includes Nordhavn (aka Pacific Asian Enterprises) staff, as well as several of the contractors that helped out. To thank them all we threw a dock party with plenty of food and drinks. Unfortunately, Christi forgot to put out non-alcoholic beverages, but no one complained.
We reminisced that it was over 3 years ago when we started thinking about getting this boat, and 2 years ago we actually signed the paperwork to officially start the process.
Here is a picture of Jeff Leishman, Owner/Chief Designer at PAE, and Eric. Continue reading
As previously described the paravanes help stabilize the boat. A first glance the tall poles and lines on either side of the center mast give a Kosmos a seaworthy fishing boat appearance.
Yet people then puzzle over what they do and how they work. Here are some videos to show them in operation. Continue reading
Thursday May 11th from Dana Point to Catalina to Dana Point Catalina is a great location for boats in Southern California. We had been there with our previous boat. At 35 miles away from Dana Point it took us about 5 hours to get there and 5 hours to get back. This is a nice first trip, not too far, not too close. It gave us a chance test things while underway and get some fun pictures and video. Jeff Merrill, who is our friend, boating mentor, and Nordhavn salesperson, came along to train us.
One thing we got to test right away was Continue reading