"Hello all, We just sailed the entire west coast from Canada to Mexico. Next, the Chessie, then south to PR after hurricane season. I have sailed well over 50,000 nm since 1969 after returning from VN. To old to quit now, glad to be…"
"could be of interest to some of us....Toll Increase for Panama Canal AnnouncedPosted on April 25, 2012 by sarahThis is not great news for many cruisers, but be sure to take it into account if you have plans to head through the Panama Canal after…"
My husband Don and I are currently in Oriental North Carolina to do a remodel of the interior of our boat so we can continue cruising. We have been cruising on SOUTHERN CROSS a 1974 Dickerson 41 ketch, the last woody that Dickerson built, since October 2002. If you are in Oriental, come by for a visit.
About the boat: The original owner, Neville and Louise Lewis with their son Chris took SOUTHERN CROSS around the world from 1975 to 1979. That was when there were real sailors! Went around with only a flasher depth sounder, a knot log, and sextant. My husband bought SOUTHERN CROSS from the Lewis' in 1984.
Oriental, North Carolina
Some, but not all of the Great Lakes - Lake Erie, Lake Huron, north Channel, north Georgian Bay, upper Lake Michigan. Cruised the East coast of US from Cutler Maine around to the west coast of Florida up to Clearwater. Then the Dry Tortugas, the Bahamas - both the Abacos and the Exumas. We have stopped at the Spanish Virgins by Puerto Rico, US Virgins, British Virgins including Anagada, St. Martin/Sint Marten, Saba, Antigua, Guadeloupe, St. Barts, Dominica, Martinque, St. Lucia, Barbados, the Tobago Cays, Carricou, Grenada, Tobago, Trinidad, Venezuela (Marguerita, Puerto la Cruz, Aves, Roches...), Bonaire, Curacao, Cartagena Colombia, San Blas Islands, Portabello, and Bocas del Toro, Laguna del Bluefield of Panama. Then Alagarte Reef off the coast of Nicaragua and moved on to Guanaja and Roatan Honduras. Next up the Rio of Guatemala for interior exploring. Moving along to Big Creek, then Turneffe Reef, Middle Long Cay, Half Moon Cay, and Cay Caulker of Belize. Then it was back to the States for the first time in over two years for the SOUTHERN CROSS.
We are currently in the starting stages of remodeling the interior of the boat for future long distance cruising.
We want to visit new places, meet new people, and try new foods We want to keep cruising until it is no longer fun. To have no particular place to ,and plenty of time to get there.
"hawaii%20sailing%20002.JPG Tracker%20Round%20Trip%202015.PNG For anyone contemplating an ocean crossing with a Cascade 36, just wanted to share two items I incorporated, that were really useful on a recent round trip to Hawaii.
"Even though I owned an 1980 O'Day 30, I can't answer that question. However, a builder that screws in hand rails on a 30 foot cruiser would be asking for liability claims. I don't believe O'Day would have done…"
My Oday is an '84 Oday 30. It does have one or two white caps on the cabin overhead, but it also has an interior handrail that is mounted on black rubber blocks. I removed a bung from one of the interior handrails and…"
It depends. What model O'Day are we speaking about? Who put the rails on in the first place? Are there white caps about 3/4 of an inch on the cabin overhead under where the handrails are? If yes, the rails are…"
I'm going to attempt to reseal my handrails on our 84' Oday 30. I noticed there are screw holes (teak plugs) both on the topside and down in the salon. Does anyone know if both screws need to be removed to reseal or just the topside screw?See More