Married, been sailing for at least twenty-five years, hold a USCG Master 100 ton license First sailboat was a 26 foot wood, trailerable cruiser built in Mt. desert Island, Maine in the '50s. My current boat is a 33 foot French-built sloop that I bought in 1996 in Ft. Lauderdale, sailed up the ICW to the Chesapeake, three years later trucked to Lake Erie. Sailed Lake Erie till fall of 2004. Trucked her down to Washington, NC on 5 October and then motor-sailed down the ICW as far as Boot Key Harbor, Marathon and then returned to Washington in June of 2005. Trucked her back up to Erie May of 2006 and that's where she is now. Check out my website : http://www.jkamer39.com for eight pages of pix and stories on the trip.
Live in Columbus, OH. Glisse is currently in her slip in Sandusky.
In my own boat: Lake Erie and the islands plus Leamington, ON Canada, Chesapeake Bay, Narragansett Bay, ICW from the Chesapeake to Marathon, FL and off shore in the Atlantic along the coast. Boats chartered, borrowed, or whatever: Portsmouth, NH to Portsmouth RI, mostly off shore, The American and British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas including Andros, Nassau, Rose Island, Spanish Wells and halfway down the Exumas, as far as Staniel Cay.
Take the western part of the Great Loop, down the rivers to Mobile Bay, then around Florida and over to the Bahamas to spend three or four months cruising the entire chain, if possible.
Hey thanks Jack...I made a copy of what you sent....I am going to West Marine to find a chart and depth plotter before I go...I have people to go with, so its up to me to set a date...whee...I spose this will be just in the waterway...I gotta pack up stuff...Lola
Hi Cap`n Jack...Yep... first the schooner and now Antioch-you are so right that I need to get back on the water-I am acheing to get out there! i would love to go anytime-my son is 12-is that old enough? Have you been to YS? Gracias for your note...Take care, Cathleen
Thanks Jack..I will pass along to Conrad.
I am at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club. Doc Holidays sold out to a big condo deal I heard. My boat in on my page. I have not seen Barefoot since all the changes but I want to. I am a ballroom dancer too.
Jack, I hope that at any time you are heading up to Sandusky that you will keep me in mind to crew. It would be great to get to know you on the water. I also have a strapping young 23 year old rugby playing son who is wanting to learn to sail...
"Another question, or if you could put me in touch with someone who may have done this.
My new owner of the Freedom 30 was told to have mast taken out ,so as to add items to the top. Has this been done b4?..kinda scares me.what do you think?
"Hi Pete. Hope this finds you well.
I sold the boat, due to a broken leg, that left me handicapped. I want to continue being on Seaknots, for pleasant reminders, and I thought of you. Be in touch, as I follow you in your adventures"
"Finally got back on Seaknots. Boat is sold to a family w no experience. He is currently, bringing the boat up to new additions. And doing a great job. We could use some advice on sail cleaning. Any experience in that let me know. Are you…"