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Ocean Girl
  • 46, Female
  • Kemah, TX
  • United States
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To drogue or not to drogue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h Aug 24, 2009. 11 Replies

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OCEAN GIRL CAPE DORY 30

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Kemah
About Me:
Offshore sailor, single hander/ live aboard, restoring a 1981 (Hull#220) Cape Dory 30 named Ocean Girl. I am also an OR nurse.
Ocean Girl was on lake Texoma from 1981-2001 then moved to the brackish water of Clear Lake Texas where she sat for almost 8 years. The good news is the previous two owners kept her almost like factory adding very little to her simple style, But this does definitely classify her as a fixer-upper (her cushions were 30 years old) She is structurally sound except for a rotted out bowsprit (item # 301 on list to-do)
The first few months of living aboard was from a single extension cord plug hooked to a shop light, no cushions except for the v-berth, and lots of bottled water. Now I have a/c, a hot plate and a dorm size refrigerator! So I am feeling quite the princess.
Parents sailed around the world on a Tartan 37 CB named Tigger, mom wrote a book about their adventures called "The Oceans Are Waiting".
I have a blog now! http://oceangirlcd30.blogspot.com/
Current location:
Kemah. TX
Destinations visited:
Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Belize , Mexico (Caribbean side), Florida, ICW (entire Gulf coast to and across Florida), Bahamas
Looking to:
Sail around the world in a meandering fashion. Meet people who love boats and the ocean like me. See Ireland, round the Horn ( glutton for punishment) and visit New Zealand last because I have the feeling I'll never want to leave.

Also hope to find a little fairy that replaces holding tanks while you sleep.(item #202 on to-do list and the fairy better hurry I'm on #201 right now)


“What a ship is, you know, it's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails,
that's what a ship needs. But what a ship is,... really is, is freedom."
-Johnny Depp, as Captain Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean-



"She starts--she moves--she seems to feel
the thrill of life along her keel,
And spurning with her foot the ground,
With one exulting, joyous bound,
She leaps into the ocean's arms!"
-Longfellow

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At 4:12pm on October 22, 2011, Blue Highway said…
Like your wave "icon" had to click and see who it was. Do you surf as well as sail? If so check out Liz Clarke blogs she is an inspiration to many of us.
At 11:50pm on July 6, 2011, Ladye said…

Hi there ... I haven't been on seaknots in a long time.  are you still in watergate?  Maybe we can meet sometime?

I'm usually down on wknds.  Hope to see you - I'm on 21.

 

At 2:13pm on July 25, 2010, ahmet haluk onal said…
thank you very much for your kindness! thanks ...
At 2:30am on June 15, 2010, h said…
Erica,

Are you affected by the oil spil?

Like oil outside your boat? Or more like it is miles away from where you are?

H
At 10:07pm on March 31, 2010, RAY BACHLE said…
The sailing season is year round if you want my input but most people want the sun shining before they go out. I'm trying to get all the kids out of the house and go live on the boat ......... would make me sooooooooo happy :)

talk to ya soon
At 7:07pm on March 29, 2010, Steve Knight said…
The holding tank fairie has arrived...

At 3:24pm on March 29, 2010, RAY BACHLE said…
OMG grounded in your slip.......... Thats just wrong
We have a 31Spencer. I am working on getting some things fixed on it before the little woman will go out sailing with me. Winter has been a bit on the warm side this year. Will get back to you soon gotta go see my my little grandson right now. Have an amazing evening and keep smiling :)
At 12:16pm on March 21, 2010, John Stowell said…
Thanks for accepting me as a friend.
At least you are tied up to a dock, .... I hope!
I also hope your boat hasn't been damaged by grounding.
Which makes me worry a bit about how my boat is fairing at Legend Point.
I'm bouncing around in a ship that's being tossed about like a cork in a demented food blender.
Still, this means a "relaxing" day for most on board, as we can't work in these seas.
Hope you make a complete recovery soon. Let's hope for some decent weather too.
At 8:08pm on March 13, 2010, Jay said…
many thanks for you thoughts.....jay
At 5:15pm on March 9, 2010, Susie Reynolds said…
Hi there Erica, love the name of your boat. Many thanks for your help and advice on the Decks. Charles and I fly over to the UK at the end of April/May to see "Freedom" and check her out. There has been a lot of work done to her, decks refurbished completely, rudder dropped and resleeved, topsides redone, electrics and fridge gear restored, engine overhauled, windlass (this had to go up to Scotland to an engineer who was the only chap in the UK who serviced our particular one...!!) etc etc the list grew quite a bit!! so there will be quite a bit of sea trialling to do. The whole thing is very exciting for us, so will be able to add to our story in the not too distant future.

Are you sailing at the moment, or with winter at your end of the globe, are you laid up? Anyway, thanks again, and check you later. Cheers for now. Susie.
 
 
 

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