To The Bahamas, Part 11: Hawksbill Cays to Crab Cay

2012-04-14; 17:00 — Tucked behind Crab Cay

We had a serious scare around 06:00 this morning! Barbara and/or Frank awakened with a start as they realized that there was an alarm going off. I raced to the nav station to look at the chartplotter and saw that it was, indeed, our anchor drift alarm that […]

To The Bahamas, Part 9: Great Sale Cay to Hawksbill Cays

2012-04-13, around midnight — Just west of the Hawksbill Cays, Bahamas

CRAP!

Here’s what my logbook entry shows for today:

And, as the line from the Rocky Horror Picture Show goes, “that ain’t no jive”. So far, this has been a really, really, REALLY, bad day. Actually, in fairness, the really bad part didn’t […]

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 17

Well, today we tackled a couple of electronics problems, starting with the fact that the E80 chartplotter at the helm isn’t being seen by, and doesn’t see, the E120 at the nav station. Last night, I filed a request for help with Raymarine on their website, and today they’d given me a number of things […]