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  • 2018 08 Cruising Maine - Brooklin to Rockland - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 5,340 views
    We made the short trek from Camden to Brooklin in heavy fog, dodging lobster pots along the way. In Brooklin, home of the Wooden Boat School, we watched the Wood Boat Regatta before heading on to R...
  • 2017 08 Working on Our Boat - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 3,798 views
    We spent most of May and June at Front Street Shipyard doing some maintenance work. This included removing shafts and props for testing and balancing, servicing entire hydraulic system and stabiliz...
  • 2017 08 Wooden Boat Race in Maine - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 625 views
    We're cruising in Maine now and had a chance to watch the Wooden Sailboat Race from Castine to Camden. It was a great day with some beautiful boats.
  • This is an updated version with better video quality and different music that won't get it blocked in Europe!

    2016 06 Five Nordhavns in the Bahamas (Improved version) - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 14,436 views
    In the Bahamas we had an impromptu gathering of five Nordhavn's, ranging in size from 46 to 76 feet. This video is aerial footage shot from a drone by the talented and handsome Laust on L'Adagio. (...
  • 2016 06 Katie's Dive Trip - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,381 views
    Kathy's cousin Bri brought her daughter Katie for a visit so she could do some diving. Katie did a Girl Scout project on coral reefs and following that got her dive certification. We did some great...
  • 2016 05 Five Nordhavns in the Bahamas - Duration: 16 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,376 views
    In the Bahamas we had an impromptu gathering of five Nordhavn's, ranging in size from 46 to 76 feet. This video is aerial footage shot from a drone by the talented and handsome Laust on L'Adagio.
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  • 2016 01 Passage from Portsmouth, VA to Morehead City, NC - Duration: 5 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 5,176 views
    We had a short weather window to make a run from Portsmouth, VA down the Elizabeth River to the Chesapeake Bay, then around Cape Hatteras and on to Morehead City, NC. We passed some interesting tra...
  • 2016 01 Potomac River to Portsmouth, VA - Duration: 5 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 5,033 views
    After a wonderful 3-month stay at National Harbor, MD, we departed on New Year's Eve to head south down the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay to Portsmouth, VA. We did 3 day sails, anchoring at nigh...
  • 2015 09 Shear Madness Cruising Past Fort McHenry - Duration: 88 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,926 views
    As we headed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor, we passed Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key penned the poem "Defense of Fort McHenry" after watching the bombardment by British Ships in 1812. It lat...
  • 2015 08 Shear Madness Boat Tour - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 55,846 views
    This is a video tour of Shear Madness - a twin engine, forward pilot house Nordhavn 72. The tour includes living spaces, machinery and engine room, and haul out shots - the living spaces are first,...
  • 2015 06 Shear Madness Guests Come Cruising - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 3,711 views
    We welcomed some guests aboard to give them a taste of the cruising life. They were able to experience snorkeling, offshore passages, getting ashore by tender, loading and offloading the tender, an...
  • 2015 05 Shear Madness Passage to Charleston - Duration: 6 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 8,767 views
    After a break for some maintenance and land travel, it was time to get back to cruising! This was a short 200-mile passage from Cape Lookout, NC to Charleston, SC with ideal conditions. We spent so...
  • 2015-05 Shear Madness Replacing Engine Exhaust System - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 21,923 views
    For serious geeks only! This video is about replacing the exhaust risers on our twin Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines. It's a lengthy process where we started by soliciting bids from vendors to bui...
  • 2015 05 Shear Madness Interior Electrical and deck Maintenance - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 10,894 views
    Another video for geeks and techies - this video shows some of the interior and lighting upgrades and deck maintenance we have done over the past few months.
  • 2015 05 Shear Madness Maintenance Plumbing Caulking Engines Bottom - Duration: 7 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 10,860 views
    For Geeks and Techies only! This is one of a series of videos about some of the maintenance we've done over the past several months to Shear Madness. This one covers re-caulking some of the exterio...
  • Labrador Summer 2014 - Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 6,161 views
    Our cruising partner in Labrador and Greenland began the journey with a quad-copter drone which he could launch and retrieve from his boat. This one of our iceberg encounters in Labrador!
  • This video is about the "other" side of cruising - boat maintenance!

    2015 04 Replacing House Batteries on Shear Madness - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 9,296 views
    Aboard Shear Madness we have a 2040 amp hour battery bank which provides power when we are not connected to shore power and don't have a generator running. The bank is made up if 16 Lifeline AGM ba...
  • 2014 07 Nova Scotia and Newfoundland with Shear Madness and Adventure 2 HD 720p - Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 1,861 views
    Slideshow of our trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland with the Nordhavn 55 Adventure.
  • 2014-08 Shear Madness in Labrador and Greenland - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 6,180 views
    This is a photo slideshow of Shear Madness in Labrador and Greenland. Beautiful scenery, lots of ice, and some fog. Every day was, indeed a "Beautiful Day".
  • 2014 08 Where You Lead - Shear Madness and Migration - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 1,724 views
    Shear Madness and Migration, two Nordhavns, cruised together through Labrador and Greenland in the summer of 2014. This slideshow is a tribute to our buddy boat! Photos by Kathy, Marcianne L, and S...
  • 2014 08 Polar Bears - Cruising with Shear Madness - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 2,252 views
    One of the things we wanted to see during our summer of cruising in Labrador and Greenland was polar bears. We did not see any bears on our trip north along the Labrador coast to the Torngat Nation...
  • 2014 08 Navigating in Ice - Shear Madness and Migration - Duration: 6 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 20,021 views
    During our summer cruising in Greenland with Migration, we encountered quite a bit of ice that made for interesting navigating, especially when visibility was limited by fog.
  • 2014 08 Greenland Sled Dogs in Summer - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 3,647 views
    In Greenland north of the Arctic circle, dogsleds are still a primary means of transportation in the winter months. In most towns, dogs outnumber people. During the summer, the dogs rest up, living...
  • 2014 07 Shear Madness - Labrador Hike - Duration: 4 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 1,730 views
    Our first stop in Labrador was a beautiful anchorage called Pitt's Harbour. After doing some exploring in our tender we decided to go for a hike. There is nothing nearby - no houses, no roads, no p...
  • The next video in our Summer of 2014 collection

    2014 08 Iceberg Encounters with Shear Madness and Migration - Duration: 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 11,587 views
    While cruising in Labrador and Greenland along with our friends on the Nordhavn 68 Migration, we encountered plenty of icebergs. In this video, we visit some up close in the big boats, position our...
  • Over the next couple of months I will be posting videos from our summer cruising in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Greenland

    2014 07 Cruising Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador with Shear Madness and Adventure - Duration: 6 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 12,663 views
    We met up with the Nordhavn 55 Adventure and our friends Brad and Lorraine in Little Harbor, Cape Breton, where we hid from Hurricane Arthur. We then cruised together up the Cape Breton Peninsula a...
  • 2014 07 Labrador Icebergs - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 3,380 views
    We are cruising in Labrador and Newfoundland along with our friends on their Nordhavn 68. We have quickly become accustomed to icebergs, track them on our radar, keep a close visual watch for the "...
  • 2014 06 Norfolk Harborfest - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 4,296 views
    We were docked at Tidewater Yacht Marina in Portsmouth, VA just across the Elizabeth River from Norfolk. We happened to be there for the weekend of the Norfolk Harborfest and had a great view of th...
  • 2014 07 Hiding from Hurricane Arthur in Nova Scotia - Duration: 7 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 10,119 views
    We were enjoying Lunenburg when Hurricane Arthur announced his intention to visit Nova Scotia. We decided we needed a very protected anchorage, so set off to Little Harbour in the Bras d'Or Lakes. ...
  • 2014 05 30 Navigating into Norfolk:Portsmouth, VA - Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 7,462 views
    After arriving in the Chesapeake Bay, we anchored amongst a bunch of "heavy metal", passed over the Bay Bridge-Tunnel, and navigated into Portsmouth, VA passing the Norfolk Naval Air station and so...
  • 2014 04 Anchor and Snubber Underwater - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 22,954 views
    The crystal clear water of the Bahamas allowed me to get some underwater shots of our anchor snubber line and our 300 pound CQR anchor well dug in.
  • 2014-04 Shear Madness Passage from Cat Island to FL - Duration: 6 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 11,512 views
    We do one final snorkel at Cat Island before departing for North Palm Beach, FL. We catch a 20-pound mahi-mahi, get passed by some cruise ships, and encounter near perfect conditions on a very plea...
  • 2014 04 April's visit to Shear Madness at Cat Island, Bahamas - Duration: 4 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 3,701 views
    This is a photo slideshow of family member April's visit to Shear Madness at Cat Island. We find beautiful beaches, kayak a lovely creek, experience some local food and drink, climb to the highest ...
  • 2014 04 April's Visit to Shear Madness - Duration: 4 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 2,206 views
    Family member April comes to Cat Island for a visit aboard Shear Madness. We find beautiful beaches, kayak a lovely creek, experience some local food and drink, climb to the highest point in the Ba...
  • 2014 03 Work done at Moores Marine - Duration: 8 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 12,641 views
    Shear Madness spent a few months out of the water at Moores Marine at Jarrett Bay in Beaufort, NC. We had a variety of maintenance work done while we also took some time for land travel. This video...
  • 2014 03 Hauling a Superyacht at Thunderbolt Marine - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 5,798 views
    Hauling a super yacht isn't done with a travel lift. First a platform is lowered into the water. Then the boat is positioned on the platform. Blocks are positioned based on drawings from when the b...
  • 2014 03 Passage to Spanish Cay, Abacos - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 10,318 views
    Shear Madness departed from Thunderbolt, GA bound for Spanish Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas. Aboard were Kathy, Bradley, deckhand Gary and guests Darin and Dick. We had a great trip, with a couple fis...
  • 2014-03 Provisioning for Cruising - Duration: 7 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 24,227 views
    Provisioning for several months of cruising can take several days. You have to take inventory of what you have, create meal plans and shopping lists, and visit several different kinds of stores to ...
  • Austin Hobart Clark - NOT a cruising video! - Duration: 29 minutes.

    • 6 years ago
    • 443 views
    This is a Johns Hopkins science show from 1952 featuring my grandfather, Austin Hobart Clark, who was a biologist and a curator at the Smithsonian.
  • 2013 09 29 Shear Madness Passage to Chesapeake2 - Duration: 9 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 14,097 views
    This video shows scenes from our passage from Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia to the Chesapeake Bay with stops in Port Mouton, NS, Provincetown, MA, Portsmouth, RI, and Deltaville, VA. We encounter a lit...
  • Photos taken at a race of Nonsuch sailboats at Lunenburg Yacht Club

    2013 09 Nonsuch Race at Lunenburg Yacht Club - Duration: 5 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 1,625 views
    While anchored near the Lunenburg Yacht Club in Nova Scotia, I came across a rendezvous of Nonsuch sailboats. This is a video slideshow of their race day, where 9 boats showed off their racing skil...
  • Part 2 of the photo video showing trawlers cruising Nova Scotia

    2013 08 14 Trawlers Cruising Nova Scotia Part 2 - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 2,836 views
    A photo slide show of Shear Madness, Argo, Bluewater, Summer Star, (all Nordhavns) and Kittiwake (a custom steel trawler) cruising in Nova Scotia in August 2013. This is Part 2 of 2 and covers the ...
  • Photo slideshow of four trawlers cruising Nova Scotia - Part 1

    2013 08 13 Trawlers Cruising Nova Scotia - Part 1 - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 24,742 views
    A photo slide show of Shear Madness, Argo, Bluewater, Summer Star, (all Nordhavns) and Kittiwake (a custom steel trawler) cruising in Nova Scotia in August 2013. This is Part 1 of 2
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