In our last blog post, I mentioned the several-day passage Stan and Steve made up the Sea of Japan, from Fukuoka on Kyushu, to Hakodate, on Hokkaido. I think I called that passage a nightmare, due to the poorly predicted weather conditions they had to grapple with.
Read More through the aleutians july 2022
So it’s been a while. QUITE a while, in fact. I might have made a blog post last spring, all about how we were getting ready to get the Buffalo out of Japan, finally, and on to Alaska for the summer cruising season. You might have noticed that this did not happen.
Read More Japan to alaska
First, we tested our new steering design in New Zealand waters. Then we “enjoyed” some rigorous shakedown across the Tasman Sea, and from Australia to Japan via Indonesia and Palau. We are now ready to declare our Buffalo’s steering issues fully resolved, with harmonious and alarm-free relations between steering and autopilot! Here, we summarize the […]
Read More Steering Issues: Resolution
[Val here. I write nearly all of our blog posts, but since Stan’s been researching in the aftermath of our recent passage, it’s only appropriate that he write this one. You’re in for a rare treat!
Read More Crossing the Tasman Sea
Welcome to the second half of our guided tour. Today I’ve got photos of the deck areas and fly bridge.
Read More Welcome to Our Home, Part II
If you are in the mood for a guided tour of our beloved new Buffalo, then follow me and I’ll show you around.
Read More Welcome to Our Home, Part I
It’s been exactly three months since we arrived here in New Zealand from Seattle to get aboard our new FPB 70. What on earth have we been doing all this time? And shouldn’t we be gone from here by now?
Read More Breaking It Down, and Breaking It In
A tad over two years in gestation, but it looks to us like she is worth every moment of the wait. Less than a week ago, FPB 70-1 finally splashed! It seems like forever ago that the pic above of Stan was taken with our skeletal calf. I know many of you have been waiting, […]
Read More Introducing Buffalo Nickel the Younger
Buffalo Nickel is an FPB 64, the seventh of an innovative range of power boats designed to make both long distance passages and leisurely intervals at anchor in safety and comfort. There are only eleven of them on the water. Since her initial splash in 2013, she has taken us from New Zealand to Thailand, […]
Read More Buffalo Nickel on the Market
It’s not new-news, because it’s a choice we made last spring, while we were aboard our boat in Thailand. But the decision did cause us to jettison our plan of making our way to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, via Japan’s inland sea followed by a passage to the Aleutians. Instead, we turned about, scooted […]
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