To The Bahamas, Part 4: Key West to Miami

2012-04-05, 14:00 — Miami, Miamarina, slip #C-1

We’re here in Miami, finally. And we’re tired.

Yesterday (only yesterday?) morning, we got up pretty early and headed back over to West Marine to buy some more line to install for our second reef. We were there as they opened, so we were back on the boat […]

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. […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Day 22

It’s started to get hard to remember what day of the week and what date “day n” is. Today is Monday, August 16, and it’s day 22 of our trip.

Last December, when we were motoring back to Clearwater Beach from Ft. Myers Beach, the autopilot clutch started popping “out of gear”. We have a […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Day 21

Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main. Or whatever the words of the song are. Because of the times of low and high tide, we couldn’t get started very early today, so Barbara went up to the house to use our dock-lord’s washer and dryer for a load of laundry. We also got onto the net […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Day 19

More work on the electronics today. (I’m beginning to understand why our buddy and caretaker Earle cautioned us about too many toys…they break and have to be fixed.)

I checked on the Raymarine site and discovered a new response. Most of it reiterated things for me to check. One thing they said, though, was to […]

July/August 2010 Trip To The Boat

For a variety of reasons, including an overwhelming load in our Sheltie Rescue of Utah responsibilities and Jim’s knee surgery (repair of a torn left lateral meniscus), it’s been several months since we’ve been able to travel to Florida to sail or work on Dream SeQueL. Finally, though, the planets aligned in our favor and […]