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Great Charter in Marathon Key

Sailing Cruises - Florida Keys

We had a fantastic sunset sail with Bill and Laura
It was a perfect day, shorts and tee-shirt weather until the sun set.
15 Knots for most of the trip then the wind died just after sunset to make it easy to dock.

This couple lives, sails and charters on an 1981 Endeavour 43, they have a very interesting story.

Neither of them were sailors when they got the bug and decided to buy a boat. It took them a couple years and looking at dozens of boats before they found their Endeavour. They sailed all over the east coast and the islands and south america for two years.
Then they had to decide how to keep going. Get a job or make the boat pay.
For the last 5 years they have been doing charters in Marathon key during season then moving the boat to the Hudson river in NY for the summer.

They are very knowledgeable and offer two hour cruises, dinner cruises (Laura is an amazing cook) and week long cruises.

They even do cruises designed especially for teaching people how to sail.

I'm going to send them this link to see if I can get them to join our little party.

They seemed very willing to share their experiences.
If anyone is looking for an opportunity to do some cruising before committing to their own boat this would be a great way to get started.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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