"Member of SSCA since late 1990's, support by dues, spreading the word, flying the burgee, contributing charts and books while passing through Ft. Lauderdale and leaving a clean wake. Plese include me in this group. Thanks. C"
Sailing since 1978, Offshore Sailing School, owner DownEast 32m then Camper Nicholson 40, then Nauticat 43, cruised extensivly on my Oyster 485 sold in Newport Beach, she is now in Seattle. East Coast waters dictated change so now have Albin 36 Express Trawler bought this summer. So far I really like her looks and feel, space but miss the oyster quality and sailing. USCG 50T Captail with Sail and Towing Endorsements.
Great Barrier Reef/Australia, West Coast of England, Acapulco to San Francisco, American Samoa to Hawaii, Thoirny path FL to Leeward Islands, Bermuda and US East Coast Newport, RI to Key West mostly on the "outside". Total 18,000+ blue-water miles, mostly double-handed.
Welcome aboard. I can understand how you would miss that Oyster. In the picture you posted, she looks gorgeous. Back in my old married days, I lived aboard and cruised a custom 55-footer and I have to say, while I do sometimes miss that old beauty, I am happy to have a much smaller boat these days. I imagine you feel the same. But man, you must miss the sailing!
Yippeeeeeeeee, The Garmin 740s charts of the Caribbean arrived today. It only took 3 weeks and four days. Tomorrow morning I hope to trade a Danforth 20 pound anchor and about 100 feet of chain for some worthy product. Money would be nice, but paying forward is a good enough deed that will lighten my load. I gave away two big bags of clothes this morning and am left with 4 bags of items I am having a sentimental attachment to. Most of the items are t-shirts. There are a few blouses and dresses…See More
"Marina is in Coconut Grove, B43 is on a mooring at Dinner Key Mooring Field in Biscayne Bay. I apologize for the confusion..
Coconut Grove is one of the communities of Miami.
Those Lifelines are the best, in my humble opiniion. They could last 10…"