We are a family that live aboard our 56ft Bruce Roberts, we work out of the boat, installing renewable energy systems on sail boats throughout the NE and Bahamas. We are from Hawaii and New Zealand and are very lucky to have seen and sailed some of the most beautiful places in the world. We love the sailing life of meeting interesting people in different locations and learning the secret to life is that no matter anything else, a beautiful sunset and cocktail in hand will always take away the stress of a broken boat part . The best attribute of living aboard is teaching our children to be citizens of the world and allowing their imaginations to think out side the box/boat.
Annapolis heading to Hampton Roads VA
On SY Tranquility we have been up and down the East coast of the USA we spend quite a bit of time in CT & NY sailing the Long Island sound and look foward to heading north to RI this summer. We have been to the Abacos in bahamas and loved it. During the winters we base out of West Palm beach south FL, but that is all going to change this winter. because we are finally off on our sailing adventure!
SAIL AROUND THE WORLD!
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Thank you for the info. I am leaving from Port Canaveral, FL and figured to enter either at Walkers Caye or the West End (Settlement Point - Old Bahama bay) but looks as if we will wait a bit till the hurricanes give us a break. Thank again and fair winds to you all.
A word of caution, I have been working with FEMA in Port-au-Prince, and we are turning away people, especially from the harbour, there is too much traffic and the entrances are small.there is not enough water so make sure your watermakers are working, the Haitian Government will not allow you to land unless and this is a biggie, you can prove you have been invited, we are stationed near Miragoane close to the worst damage. The emphasis is currently on getting the haitians to help them selves and we have seen a lot of people foolhardy enough to try to help yet they end up by getting in the way and eventually asked to leave. the situation was exsascerbated by the 'missionaries so unless you have a defined contact please do not try to land, I would suggest going to either cap Haitien or Port de paix'. Be perpared the situation is horrible and I hope to heck you have a very very strong tomach. I am in Hampton this week then going to Michigan to our prefab factory then back down so if you are on your way down the bay call me at 757-504-5509 and I will give you the scoop. also the Americans will not let yopu land unless you have your T.A.B.T shots up to date (forgot about that oops).
Thanks for the offer to put us in touch with your relatives in NZ. That would be great. Sorry we missed you in Annapolis. We only arrived for the last day or two of the boat show and were anchored in Back Creek. Our internet access has been limited lately so we may not always reply promptly. Glad to hear you made it safely to the Keys. Kim
Leighia and Cameron,
Nice to hear from you. We arrived in St. Augustine yesterday and were hauled out at St. Augustine Marine to do about 10 days worth of projects on the boat and then we will con't south. We plan to go to the Exumas and then head straight to Panama. Not sure when we will leave the States. Kim
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters.
I‘m going to perform two tests:
- Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"