After a nice time at home with family and friends we are ready to head for the Bahamas for the first time in 5 years. Merlin is sporting an upgraded autopilot hydraulic cylinder and feedback, an additional solar panel, and a new wind generator. That plus all of the springtime upgrades/repairs and we are hoping for smooth sailing on this trip. We have also upgraded our shipboard laptop which came with Windows 8 which, of course, is not compatible with our web editor so we are switching to WordPress.com. The look is a bit different, but all of our old info will still be available. It is actually quite a bit easier to use so maybe we can stay more up to date. Let us know what you think.