|. Official website of the PDQ 34 POWERCAT "Sno' Dog" - Archives Page 1
|Photo at right:
Snow on Sno' Dog!
After a 10-minute
hailstorm in Westport,
Ontario, there was
enough snow on the
boat to scoop up a
handfull. (photo by
Salwa of PDQ)
|05/20/06 - Finally! The ACTUAL Log of the Sno' Dog Begins...
|. Here, you will find: Sno Dog Log entries dating from December 2007 and going back to
May 14, 2006, the day we took delivery of Sno' Dog !
(as on the Cover Page entries appear in reverse order; with the most recent entries at the top)
|06/24/06 - We've arrived at our summer home-port of Portsmouth, NH. Photos and
story to follow soon...In the mean time, check out the newly-posted 4th Annual PDQ
Spring Flotilla feature on the PDQ website for a great photo essay featuring "our" trip
from Whitby all the way to the Richelieu River at the US border.
|07/01/06 - Burlington, VT to Portsmouth, NH - four new pages of photos &
commentary now posted... Click here to view. Overall, we couldn't be more
pleased with our new boat. With fuel now approaching $3 per gallon, we're sure
happy we picked such an economical cruiser. From Whitby, Ontario to
Portsmouth, NH, we filled our diesel tanks only three times! Having just topped
off at Great Bay Marina, our average fuel use to date, after 111 hours of cruising,
comes out to 3.64 gallons per hour. Not too shabby for a two-cabin cruiser with
a 16-knot cruising speed. more details...
|. 07/22/06 - Just back from a two-week cruise on the coast of Maine...
|We assumed from the beginning that our Norwich Terrier Madison would be
our cruising companion, but until now, there's always been a convenient way
to leave her home. So it was with a bit of trepidation that we loaded her aboard
- particularly on a cruise where we anticipated spending many nights moored
out away from the dock. (It worked out just fine!) Read on... (& see photos)
|Our cruise took us from Portsmouth, New Hampshire
up (down?) the Maine coast past Wells and York
Harbors to Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise then into
Portland harbor. Here, we visited my oldest son Henry
(38) his wife and their two kids - the first two of my
five grandchildren whom we managed to visit on this trip!
Read On... (and, of course, see lots of photos!)
|. 08/10/06 - We have decided that we will be joining the 2007 PDQ
. Baltic Adventure next summer! We have sent in our deposit (1/4
. of the estimated shipping costs) and we've started checking out the
. territory and looking into possible routes...
read more, see route map
|. On this Page: Starting in May 2006... We take delivery of Sno' Dog. We participate in the PDQ Flotilla...
. through Lake Champlain & on to New Hampshire. We cruise the coast of Maine with dog Madison.
. We sign up for the Baltic Adventure. We go on an Alaska Cruise. We head South for the Winter.
. We load up in Ft. Lauderdale and head for Finland and the Great PDQ Baltic Adventure - 18 Pages!
. We return to Newport, RI. After a brief stay in NH, we head South to FL once again for the Winter.
|. 02/08/07 - In preparation for our Baltic Adventure, I've been working on a route through the Netherlands.
|. 03-07-07 - Powerboat Reports has just published a review of the PDQ 34 in their March 2007 issue.
. Click here to see the review online. Or, click here to see a reasonable facsimile of it here on Sno' Dog Log.
|. 04-07-07 - Added my own un-official Itinerary to the
. '07 Baltic Adventure page. Also, 3 new PDQ Forum posts.
|. 05-10-07 - Sno' Dog is now resting (very!) comfortably in Ft. Lauderdale
. awaiting pick-up for the great Baltic Adventure. Click here.
|. Summer 2007...
. Sno' Dog is now in Europe participating in the
. great PDQ Baltic Adventure. For the latest update,
. check our Baltic Adventure Pages: Pg 1 Pg 2 Pg 3 Pg 4 Pg 5 Pg 6 Pg 7 Pg 8 Pg 9 Pg 10 Pg 11 ...
|. 09/04/07 - The Baltic Adventure has ended! All 7 boats were loaded aboard the
. m/v Slotergracht on 09/01/07 in Ijmuiden, NL. They are now headed back
. to the USA. Estimated time of arrival in Newport, RI is 09/17/07.
|. 09/09/07 - A Summary Table of our Baltic Adventure - including ports of call, mileages
. and engine times (and some final words) - can be seen by clicking here
|. 09/25/07 - Sno' Dog Comes Home! The final page of our Baltic Adventure - Page 18
|. 11-16-07 - We have arrived in FLORIDA!
. at Nettles Island.
. Click here to see Complete Log - NH to FL