To The Bahamas, Part 1: Start of a Real Cruise

2012-03-31, 20:00 — Eggmont Key

Well, the long-rumored and long-planned sail to the Bahamas is finally here. Dream SeQueL has been on the hard at Snead Island Boat Works (SIBW) in Palmetto, FL, for almost eight months! I sailed her to SIBW in late July 2011 for a simple bottom job…renew her antifouling bottom paint. […]

Oh, joy. Maybe.

This morning, I received a phone call from Sue, the business manager at Snead Island Boat Works, where Dream SeQueL has been on the hard for five months and counting. Sue told me that Gary, the yard manager, planned to test the moisture content of my hull later today or tomorrow, and that he said […]