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Caribbean Landfall Nov 2018

Beginning of November – the days were getting shorter and the temperatures were dropping, time to head south towards the islands of the Caribbeans. For Moonwave’s owner it’s a tradition to participate in the [ARC] Caribbean 1500 Rally from Virginia to Tortola, BVI.  He has
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Moonwave at Anchorage in Norfolk, Virginia

It’s end of October and after a great time in the Chesapeake Bay, we have arrived in the area of Norfolk, Virginia. It is time to get ready for sailing south towards the sunny islands of the  Caribbeans. The area is great for last preparations before the trip. The anchorage clos
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Moonwave – Torqeedo talking about our new system

Check out the recent article about Moonwave by Torqeedo: Silent and sustainable – Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Hybrid system optimizes luxury catamarans [click on the link] It also comes with a video:  
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Moonwave – Back on the US East Coast

After our trips from Brittany, France to Canaries, Spain, crossing the Atlantic, Caribbean to Bahamas and Bahamas to North America in less than two months – we are now back on the US East Coast.  Our first stop was Norfolk in Virginia and than we entered the beautiful Chesapeake
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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 – a bit of celestial navigation

Moonwave Transatlantic Crossing – a bit of celestial navigation Moonwave is equipped with high tech electronics of the latest generation – B&G H5000 as well as MaxSea and Adrena on a laptop computer. And for sure there are a couple of backup GPS receivers and also apps
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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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