Please keep in touch. I will be over your way sailing a Lagoon 42 out of Lauderdale, May June. I would like to take the oportunity to meet a few seaknots people on that side of the world to assess sail compatability tobe able to invite them to visit Australia and sail.
Thanks. The invitation for any of the USA buddies to visit here stands. I will be likely sailing with my Manta friend about that time. He has a new Lagoon 42. Keep intouch and we may have the oportunity to qualify our sail compatability at that time. We could take you out with us some time.Tom is based at Fort Lauderdale.
I'm in the same boat so to speak. I live in Gold Coast Queensland Austraila. Always looking for a sail buddie. When we go up the coast here it is often night sailing due to distance between ports. I have done some sailing out of your area in a Manta. (Bahamas) Did Panama canal in a 38 mono and about Mustique in a 52 mono. I have a seawind 1160.
I will fly to Cuba last two weeks of May and be in Florida first two weeks of June. Can swop those around. If you wanted to go some where at that time I am happy to help. I would visit prior for you to check me out. If it works you would be welcome to crew for me on a trip here.
Hey Jen, I have my boat on the hard at Glades boat storage. I was in the Mooring field in Ft. Myers Beach all last year, was a fun place but not Key West. Sorry I missed your post about finding crew, I would have loved to have done that.
Have an enjoyable trip and I look forwrad to talking with you more about nearby destinations. I'm so new to the area I have no idea where I can go. I am looking to meet-up with friends from my passage down from Boston in either the Keys or Bahamas as soon as Cayo Mio is put back together.
I had to repair her transmission and rudder this time. So while she was out I refaired and painted her bottom. So hopefully she is ready for another several 1000 miles of cruising.
Enjoy you Christmas and we meet soon almost neighbor.
The way things are looking we could be "buddy sailing" as Cayo Mio is still on the hard in Allegator Creek! Hopefully she'll get launched today and I will move her before Christmas, but I'll keep you informed.
Who knows perhaps we could crew for each other on this one as long as you promise to not keelhaul me!! I'm fragile you know.
Capt Tom & Queen Olivia
PS Olivia appreciated the complement, but don't do it too often as she Iunlike myself) can be extremely demanding. My phone number is: 774 269-6423 in case you need anything.
Where is your boat in Punta Gorda. My boat is in Barry's marina on Allegator Creek where I am doing some repairs. Hopefully she will be relaunched shortly and will move to Ft Myers City Yacht Basin. There my boat pug, Queen Olivia, and I will move back aboard.
So let's meetup at the Slip Knot or the Irish Pub and tell lies about sailing adventures. Merry X-mas.
Thanks again for your comments on the Cruising Florida West Coast discussion. I went to your blog and I also had a look at the charts for the Ten Thousand Islands area. Looks like the kind of place I'd like to visit.
I just wanted to say that I admire you. Not many women take the step to liveaboard, much less singlehand. I will be there myself someday when the govt stops moving me around the country;-) I wouldn't mind a sailing trip to FL.
Hi Jen, I have been on your page (I forget how I found it....maybe someone esles page) and think it is absolutely great. And am glad to see you writing again we need it up here.(NE) I too am own my own boat and am having to learn all the systems and single hand. I started out onboard married and now am going through a divorce and I got the boat..........lol. I was the sailor.....he was not. It has been a blast this first year alone. I have been living aboard for 6 years now up here in the friggin NE. Some day I WILL get south. Anyways.....I am glad to see you have joined us here on SeaKnots. Welcome!! ~Barbara
I like your blog. I am restoring a 1933, Charles Mower designed 50' wooden classic built at Hodgden Brothers Boatyard in East Boothbay Maine. I also work on boats as well as Captain them and teach sailing. You are doing great work.
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