Category Archives: Boat Details

Iron Lady’s Helm Station Revisited

For reasons unknown, I seem to be getting a lot of traffic on a post I did quite awhile ago on Iron Lady’s helm station. Since them, some things have changed so I thought it would be worth mentioning for … Continue reading

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More Prelauch Pictures

Received another batch of photos from Circa which might be of interest. The first of these shows the get home prop and the main prop. Fresh bottom paint has been applied to the hull, fins and rudder and prop speed … Continue reading

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Ready for Launch

Just got a few pictures of Iron Lady from Circa. She has been prepped for launch and is sporting her newly buffed topsides and bottom paint. Soon she will be off to NZ Ship Repair where she will have her … Continue reading

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Iron Lady gets Dressed Up

Steve Dashew just put up a post on setsail with some pictures of Iron Lady on the hard in Whangarei. After two years and some 9000 or so sea miles, we decided that Iron Lady could use a bit of … Continue reading

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Communication Systems Update

Another area where we are making significant changes is in our communication gear. With the exception of dual VHF’s at the helm and a command mike on the flybridge, all of our comm gear is in the office. For a … Continue reading

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Epirbs – a Cautionary Tale

As you may know, for a variety of arcane reasons (too much to go in this post), Iron Lady is registered in the British Virgin Islands. At any rate, a whole cottage industry has grown up around foreign registrations in … Continue reading

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Iron Lady – Dinghy Mods

I talked a bit about minor mods in my last post so I thought I would cover one here. Our Circa built dink has been wonderful from so many perspectives. We have had as many as 7 aboard – although … Continue reading

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Upgrades to Iron Lady – 2012

In my last post, I covered things that were issues during our NZ cruise in 2012. I thought it would be worthwhile to review the work we are having done prior to our departure form NZ this year. Sorry – … Continue reading

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