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From time to time, at least once a week, we will try to post something of interest, amusement, value, or just some random thoughts.

Back Creek is where our own Selenes and visiting Selene owners find safe and convenient accommodations here in Annapolis.

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Cotntop  We dropped in on Capt. Doug and his traveling friends, Nancy and Mark, aboard his Selene 40 Cot'ntop, moored in the Annapolis harbor. He has come up from Florida and is headed to Maine with lots of stops along the way.

It seems that every state has a different set of rules on sales taxes on yachts. Boat US has tried to clear things up. Try this link:

http://www.boatus.com/gov/states/default.asp

Plans of the new owners of Selene 57, Patience, got hung up in Annapolis, thanks to the dregs of Hurricane Ida. You all know about that one. Instead of departing for her new home port of Wrightsville Beach, NC on 11/11, she finally departed 11/14 and ran to Norfolk. The Great Bridge locks were damaged in the storm and down for the count.

So, what does a great ocean-going boat do?  On Sunday morning, 11/15 she headed out to the Atlantic Ocean, rounded Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout, and some 33 hours later she arrived safely at her new home. The weatherman cut them a break; conditions were just fine, and so was the Selene. Interestingly, three larger gray-hulled trawlers decided to wait for the lock to be repaired. Huh?

Congratulations to Paul and his son Jeff, and to our own Capt. John Dennison who joined the crew for the delivery.

Like a Mill Pond!

Received today from an owner we were glad to help, just because he's a member of the Selene family:

We were out cruising in the Florida keys last week, which are new cruising grounds for us. I started the generator under load, and lost any ability to transfer power from the generator to the 110 v system. Out came the schematics,but , despite my best abilities, I was unable to diagnose the problem. The generator was working well, and I was flipping this and that hoping for an easy fix, but, no luck.

I called Selene Annapolis, and asked to speak with someone smart. John Dennison took the call.

( We had just seen John at the Lauderdale show. John was associated with Ted Hood and Portsmouth Marine, and had actually commissioned our boat several years ago. He's now with Selene Annapolis.)

John gave us a differential diagnosis, and his consultation predicted the treatment, which was replacement of the main ac/dc breaker. Once done, healthy again.

A public thank you, John.

 

Rick A------

Recovery Room 40-12

 

Jeanette and Walter Bliss have purchased Ja De Da, Selene 43 on the west coast and are preparing to ship it this way aboard Dockwise enroute its new home in Clear Lake, TX. She will be re-christened "Mele Kai." The sea trial and survey went exceptionally well - no surprise on such a well built and maintained yacht. Her former owner is to be commended for doing such a good job. John Dennison of Selene Annapolis joined the new owners in Anacortes, WA, for those important events.

TrawlerFest in Solomons, MD last weekend was just terrific. We had a chance to renew friendships with over 20 Selene owners, to meet again just a ton of visitors we have crossed paths with at other shows over the years, and to enjoy the friendly and respectful relationships developed with other dealers and the many companies represented at the show.

Traffic was non-stop, the weather was perfect, and spirits were very high. Based on the conversations we had, there is little question there is confidence in the economy and demand for quality passagemakers is already solid.

A highlight of the weekend was the award of the traditional "Peoples Choice" Tiffany crystal bowl to the Next Generation Selene 47, Holiday, our entry in this year's TrawlerFest. We could not agree more with the vote of over 1,600 attendees. The owners have conceived, and with us built, one of the most well laid out and equipped yachts we have ever been involved with. Congratulations!

Next week - the Annapolis Power Boat Show - we are ready!

Selene 57 Andale passed to new owners 9/15. Paul and Jen will be familiarizing themsleves with her in Annapolis for a couple of months and then relocate to her permanent home in Wrightsville Beach. Congratulations, and welcome to the Selene family!

On a recent delivery of a new Selene 47 from Norfolk, VA to Solomons, MD we took full advantage of the latest in navigation electronics arriving safely at our destination.

 

High tech nav gear

Selene 55 Blue Grotto is snug in a hurricane hole in Nova Scotia, and Selene 60 Cronulla is likewise battening down the hatches in downeast Maine. Both vessels and crews are well prepared for the big blow coming in a matter of hours. We'll be thinking of them and wishing them well!

Mike and Renee Curreri sent us this picture when their Selene 55, Blue Grotto, was getting a great boost surfing down the St. Lawrence River during this summer's Down East Circle Route. Somewhere down river from Quebec City - burning a whole 3.3 gph - they were clocking 16 mph! Now if I could only figure out what that is in knots . . .