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
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