Sunday, May 22, Great Guana Cay, Bahamas: Borrowed dingy plays key role in daring rescue.
Just three days into an island-hopping vacation in the Bahamas, the crew of the Rhapsody in Blue was launched into an unexpected adventure that could only have been attempted using the dingy borrowed from North Carolina residents Steve and Janet Clayton.
Rhapsody obtained the dingy from its caretaker – the Big Bamboo – at Hope Town on Saturday for convenience in transporting the…Continue
i sit here waiting to repair what broke and some other stuff as well, and i watch th swells of th sea --- wanting to be there instead of in a harbor--- there is a peace in the ocean that does not exist in harbor or on land. there may be storms and seas and disrupted water, but there is a peace in htat.
there are also fishies......
i am convinced i should find a waterman as a mate, as opposed to any other kind of male ... watermen know the sea and the ways…Continue
Added by zeehag on May 29, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Pardon my spanish, the first website link is where I will be in two days. The second website is what I will be surveying as my potential blue water cruiser.
Check out the location section of the Hotel Catamaran's website where "Good Enough" is docked. Notice that the little direction's map is animated and that all the boats in the harbor are multihulls! Progress . . . .
was advised i need to make a happy daance here-- so ---heeeeeere it is--LOL-
we made mazatlan with 3 gal of diesel to spare in tanage.>LOL.. made cabo in 60 kt winds which died to nothing by time we fueled and left there-- sooooooooooooooooooooo......am in mazatlan in old harbor with a broken alternator bracket and dirty tank-- both will be fixed soon, and some woodwork needs to be effected,as th 60 kt winds took off some caprail -- the decorative sternrail that bends…Continue
Added by zeehag on May 28, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments
Hopefully I won't be plunging into the depths of hell but rather into the land of sunshine and rainbows. Fewer rainbows perhaps because rainbows need rain and rain conjurs up storms and storms can be deadly. Other things can be deadly as well. Yet friends and other beings of the human kind seem to relate sailing offshore as a sure method of meeting one's demise. Who thinks about a deadly car crash on their routine drives, or a heart attack brought on by poor eating habits. Regardless of the…Continue
Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on May 28, 2011 at 5:28am — No Comments
Added by Mark and Karen on May 11, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments
As part of our plans to set up for blue water cruising we have a few planned changes we wish to make (over time) to the power around the boat. One of the first things was to get an inverter and later we will supplement the battery capacity with a third domestic battery and some wind and solar generation.
Its not a hard modification to do, but it is something you have to take care with as one side is shore power voltage (240V for us) and the other is huge cables (70 sq mm) onto big…Continue
Added by Mark and Karen on May 9, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments
If you happen to be crossing to the Abacos/ Bahamas be careful on where you pick up Fuel. Even the most respected places have BAD Fuel. Why? if they just received a delivery 2 or 3 hours before you got there and your one of the first one or two boats to get fuel,,,,, then you get the mess that was stirred up in the bottom if their tanks. ASK..they will tell you and better yet; wait for a Big Sport Fish to fill up then get your fuel. If you cross and check in at Old Bahama Bay...... …Continue
Added by ROB GARVEY on May 5, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments