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Moonwave – Electronics Upgrades

It was time to upgrade the Electronics package on Moonwave as it has been a while since B&G stopped software upgrades for their H3000 system. This time, we installed a full B&G H5000 package with integrating some of the original equipment like the radar aft and other. Some of
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Moonwave – New Daggerboards

Moonwave got some new features during her latest refit and as mentioned in one of my last posts – Moonwave will now be easily distinguished by her new Daggerboards. First we need to give you a short background information about the original “board” set-up on board Moonwave. We w
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Moonwave – Transatlantic crossing May/June 2018

Transatlantic crossing 2018
Moonwave’s second transatlantic crossing is in the books – the first time East to West. We had a good passage but next time if possible will stick to a normal “schedule” with departure from the Canary Islands between Nov to Feb. We left Lanzarote a bit “out of season” for transa
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Moonwave – Solar Panels

As mentioned in one of my previous posts [Moonwave – Deep Blue Hybrid System] – it was part of refit to get Moonwave equipped with a serious amount of solar panels. In the last years the solar panels made huge performance progress and the solar cells themselves got lighter
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Moonwave – New Boom

When looking at Moonwave from a distance, before she was easily recognizable by her blue metallic paint and the radar dome at the point of the longeron. The paint stayed the same – she got a nice new paint job of the same color & the radar got removed [more info about electr
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Moonwave – Southbound to the Canaries 

  We are just arriving in the Canaries after a great trip South from Brittany, France. The weather window to cross the “famous” Bay of Biscay was almost perfect. This part of the North Atlantic is well know by sailors all over the world to be a tricky one and it’s bad reputation
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Short trip to Amsterdam for METS

METS – the world largest Marine Equipment Trade Show (B2B) To explain it in one word – METS is really “huge”. About 1.400 expeditors and about 22.000 professional visitors. We spend all three days to meet our suppliers & technicians and this was awesome. As we are doing some modif
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Beautiful Brittany/Bretagne in Fall 2016

Please enjoy some pictures from Brittany/Bretagne in Fall 2016 – so far the weather has been great. We only had a few rainy & humid days since arrival. Since a couple of weeks, the trees are changing colors – not as “bright” as New England last fall but sti
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Across the “pond” – crossing the Atlantic on board Moonwave

What a great crossing with an amazing boat (Moonwave) and fun crew with also good sailing conditions. And we want to do it again !!! Here some more info about our Atlantic crossing and how we prepared for two weeks at sea. Preparation & Provisioning: Our Preparation went quiet fas
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