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January 2009 Blog Posts (23)

In a boat's own words: Barracudas, iguanas and shallow waters



And so we're in the Bahamas now, anchored in Allens Cay where the water is clear as air. Check out the video below and meet the new “friends” we just made on the beach.





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We spent our last day in the US in Ft Lauderdale, where I got my teak cleaned (thank you very much!) and met Jan and Nancy,… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on January 30, 2009 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

Check out my Site, Blogging aboard Black Diamond.

For more details about me and my families journeys through out the East Coast and the Bahamas, please check my blog.

www.radonic.wordpress.com

Thanks Ed

Added by Ed Radonic on January 28, 2009 at 6:50pm — No Comments

myn boat.....pix and words....

these pictures reflect solitary bird as she was purchased by the previous owner...in 2004. same year i bought my ericson but a few mos later into the year--ericson was june, formosa oct.....she was brought from santa barbara to san diego at once and placed on mooring in coronado, right next door to my ericson, on which i resided at the time-- he would say hi to me as i rescued bird when she broke loose from moorings once long ago----helped him thru some times and he reciprocated--now i own his… Continue

Added by zeehag on January 28, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Two Sailing Groups of Interest added to FaceBook, check them out!

MassBaySailors



http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=41673974926



A Massachusetts Bay (Boston, New England, beyond) Sailing E-Group Open to ALL who want to share (Read and/or Post) any topic RELATIVE to: SAILING; Sail Boats; Gear; Cruising, Group Cruises; Sail Travel; Races, Regatta’s; Crew; Safety; Navigation; Electronics; Instruments; Weather; Sailing News; Nautical; Marine; Purchase; Sell; Reviews … etc. PLEASE let’s keep this VERY upbeat and positive… Continue

Added by Captain Bill Scanlon on January 25, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

Yahoo Boat Clubs more Specific

Hi, All. Just joined Sea Knots because it seems to be nautically oriented without everyone trying to "fix " things all the time. I've got an '05 Mainshiip 34 T with a 370 single Yanmar and forward bow thrusters. Has been from Orange Beach up the Tenn-Tom, settled in Guntersville, AL and 4 months after I brought it back to New Orleans. Previous owner put 100 hours on the engine, put 120 on the 8 KW generator, added Raytheon instruments upper and added lower helm, instruments . Like brand new… Continue

Added by Fidgety II on January 25, 2009 at 2:06am — No Comments

In a boat's own words: Sunny Florida! What sunny Florida?



Well, here we are. Finally anchored in Florida waiting for a solar panel. You'd think that "sunny Florida" would be close enough to paradise, where the air is warm and the breeze is gentle. Well... not really. We have 20 knots gusting from the North and evening temperatures in the 30s.



I know, I was the one that wanted to go South to escape the cold. And now, Andrea and Franc blame it on me because it's MY solar panel that's holding… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on January 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

SEAKNOTS FOUNDERS GO CRUISING FOR A CAUSE



Andrea and Franc, founders of SeaKnots, are finally full-time cruisers. They both put their day jobs on hold and decided to spend a year on the water for charity.



Their plan is to take S/V Can Drac across the second largest body of water in the world to raise awareness of the current water crisis on our planet. Sailing from New York to Barcelona will take them across more than 6,000 miles of the most remote waters in the Atlantic… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on January 23, 2009 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

Check out my blog...

Located at http://samadhiv.org/

Added by Phillip Koken on January 19, 2009 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Just found on the Net. A surf with a 40ft boat

http://naturalsurfing.es/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=268&Itemid=1

Added by Alain Brauckmann on January 18, 2009 at 6:48pm — 8 Comments

Holes in the Boat

Everyone customizes their boat. After so many years, there's been alot of it done: there's a new head, the interior is yellow, the salon has velcroed pillows to create a 'couch'. And I'm starting to do a bit myself.

Read more about it here.

Added by Anne on January 16, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Advice/Experience/Suggestions for Bareboat Charter in the San Juan Islands

We are looking into a sailing vacation in the San Juan Islands this summer, and I would really appreciate any and all feedback, information, pros & cons, experience you've had with the charter companies, sailing in the area, good anchorages, weather and temps in June vs. summer prime season, etc. .... anything ;)
Thanks.

Added by Ladye on January 14, 2009 at 12:53pm — 4 Comments

reliving the past with the mouse.

I'm sitting here to bad out to do anything outside. Reading blogs from other sailors and thinking back to when I was on the water 8-12 hours a day 5,6 & 7 days a week.Those were great days. I worked in what I thought was the best group on the water at Disney. We carried folks from Dixie Landing (now Port Orleans Riverside) to downtown Disney on what Disney called the Sassagoula river. 2.5 miles of winding river through the woods under 3 bridges and across the lake at Downtown. What a… Continue

Added by verner j canatsey on January 13, 2009 at 11:11am — 9 Comments

Back to blogging after a major break

O Town is getting cold this week, but this past week was the reason why we call Florida the BEST SAILING STATE in the United States. While the rest of the country was under major cold with many areas under snow and ice Floridians were wearing short sleeves last week in 75 degree weather.



Walt Disney knew what he was doing when he put Mickey Mouse Land here. For Christmas, they make snow here. Thank God that's for the tourists. :)



So sailing on the Intercoastal this weekend… Continue

Added by Charlotte Wiggs on January 12, 2009 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

CaptJack's Winter Blues

Well, if I'm going to have a blog I guess this is the place for it. Mainly at this point in my life Sailing and computers are 1 & 2 in my life with possible Motorized coastal cruising 3rd. If I sound melancholy I'm really not. I have a great wife, nice house, 2 dogs, 2 cats, a good church in which I'm very involved. I guess my only problem is lack of money for boat stuff. I can always find things to do to my boat, just not always the cash to do them. But who knows when that will change.… Continue

Added by verner j canatsey on January 11, 2009 at 4:22pm — 4 Comments

Busy 2009 sailing season planned!

So my sailing club, Texas Mariner's Cruising Association ( http://tmca.nu) held their annual planning meeting yesterday. It was quite a different experience planning an entire year's worth of weekends versus the short 6 month season in the north. Being that it is the "off" season down south where the weather is much cooler, but not freezing, I can understand why people will go out every chance they get.



Normally, being a hard core sailor, I'm always down with that, but a short 6… Continue

Added by Tim on January 11, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Welcome Luana Vaupotic

My friend Luana Vaupotic has joined SeaKnots. She's fairly new at this sailing thing too, so everyone give her a big hello!

As for me, I'm pondering what I might say to a doctor to get an Rx to move to USVI 'for my health'. I have another cold, there's crusty snow everywhere, and we're getting another eight inches of snow this weekend. Sigh.

Added by Gary B on January 9, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

One Day....is next week! It's actually happening!

Dreams can come true. My husband Franc and I are about to take off for an absolutely amazing journey. A once in a lifetime opportunity and all for a wonderful cause. We are set out to make a difference in the world greater and larger than anything we could have imagined. We are two people set out to make two of our dreams come true, together.



It started with a twinkle in our eyes and the conversations always went like this, "One day...". That one day was always a day that we thought… Continue

Added by Andrea on January 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

timeshare in NYC/NJ - 37' new Benateau,

we have 3 people, looking for another 1 or 2 to sail often and do daysails & overnights. Great deal only about $1300-1500 each. includes everything! Sails from Jersey City, easy to get to from NYC .Experienced or not OK. Call Bruce 973 271 2682. May- Oct. 2009

Added by bruce bayer on January 4, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

bareboat in the carribean this winter

10 days sailing from Antigua and surrounding areas. We have 2 boats, looking for anyone who would like to share this trip.Singles or couples, experienced or not. Leaving Feb 26, 2009 . Call Bruce 973 271 2682

Added by bruce bayer on January 4, 2009 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Ready, Set, Go

The time is rapidly approaching. Sharon and I have been preparing to bring our boat home from the BVI. "Great Adventure" has been in charter service and is about to complete the Moorings phase out service. We plan to sail her from Tortola to St Thomas the first day and spend a couple of days there outfitting and picking up supplies. Then the plan, weather permitting is to sail to the Caymen Islands and stop there for a day of re-supply and weather updating. If the weather looks right for a Gulf… Continue

Added by Bob on January 3, 2009 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

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