Hunt 29 Harrier “Paramita” Makes the New England Mini-loop.
A Chronicle by Hunt Commodore and Owner Mike Bouscaren
– Croton Bay, Hudson River
Brother Tony in the Erie Canal locks
“Nice Little Boat !”
Paramita received many compliments for her good looks, the most amusing being “Nice little boat…” which we heard at least three times ! Well, alongside the trawlers and larger pleasure craft this may have seemed so to observers, but we never once felt crowded for space over the nineteen days, so long as we kept things tidy on board
– best to keep Aphrodite at a safe distance !
Leaving Montreal we were blanketed in fog. The split screen gps/radar view on our 15 inch Garmin unit kept us out of harm’s way:
On my return to Portsmouth, the superb team at Hunt Yachts serviced Paramita in preparation for her next cruise Downeast to our homeport. After a few days onshore and a half-day spin from Portsmouth to a mooring in Scituate, Ma. harbor, I solo-ed Paramita the following day all the way to Northeast Harbor, Me. in less than nine hours’ running time – conditions were so friendly we went offshore from Cape Ann to Monhegan Island ( saw no land or other boat for three hours ), thence along Vinalhaven, Isle au Haut, and Merchants Row into Blue Hill Bay and home, where Deedie came to greet me !
Many thanks to the Hunt team; especially Brad, Lat, Robert and Brendan !!
- Mike Bouscaren July 8, 2013