Afterall, what good is having cake if you can't eat it? Geepers wheepers, It's not like I'm asking for a million bucks. Rather, I already have a decent boat. No, it's not the Queen Mary or even a Mahe 36 catamaran with all the amenities. It is a seemingly sturdy, tank looking barge of a trimaran. SPRAY is just what I was asking for a 35 foot tri with an inboard diesel. To be alone at sea, to sail into an unknown harbor inhaling through all my senses the wonderment of a totally foreign…Continue
After three and a half years tied to the big yellow umbilical cord, barring disaster, it will be back to cruising this April. I had hoped to head south for the winter, but it takes a while to turn a floating apartment back into a cruising boat, as well as the skipper. So I opted to stay over for the winter and head north in the spring.
The plan, such as it is, is to bounce around Carolina for a few weeks and make sure boat and skipper are functioning properly. Then it's north to the…Continue
We got to the boat later than we had hoped, but we had a great time talking on the ride to the marina. It took a bit of trying different ways to rig the boatswain chair so that I could hoist Marina up the mizzen mast to remove the topping lift. At first I tried the winch on the mast, but it was too small. Then we tried the port jib sheet winch, but the lead was too high…Continue
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