Flying into Tampa on Fri. Feb.15th. Taking a week for final prep on the boat. ("91" 43' Hunter Legend) Leaving Tampa on the 23rd and working our way around the Keys and up to West Palm Beach. Trying to be there by the 29th of Feb. After that we're taking the first window out to the Banks. Hope to see some of you out there. I'll keep you posted on our whereabouts.
02-03-2008 01:52 PM
Great Lakes to St. Augustine
I am planning on cruising my 39' sailboat down to Florida beginning June 2008. I have 8' draft so I'll be taking bluewater routes. I am looking for crew for the Great Lakes and Erie Canal legs and have a captain/wife pair for the NY to St. Augustine sail.
It would be nice to join a flotilla or have some contacts along the way. If your planning a like trip I would like to hear from you!
01-09-2008 11:23 PM
Hippy...welcome. May I suggest you cross from west Palm Beach or further south rather than Stuart...you will have a much easier time with the Gulf Stream AND cruisers waiting for weather to cross.... anchor and wait in the NORTH end of LakeWorth so you can EASILY pick up travel companions there. Do a search on " Bahamas" or "Abacos" and you will find a wealth of suggestions on crossing and passagemaking to the Abacos.
01-09-2008 11:19 PM
We're headed from Stuart to West End Bahamas mid to late Jan. This is our first Gulf Stream passage, and we're looking for some new friends to cross with. Anybody heading that way drop me a line.
01-07-2008 04:43 PM
I think that my genset is toying with me. Put in the new waterpump today after the set screw on the impeller rotorooted the inside of the last one. Ran for an hour and then the primary fuel filter clogged up. I think it hates me but at least it gives me something to do. By the way, I do have a wind generator but it is on the 12v. side for instruments, etc.
01-04-2008 08:42 PM
$2400.00 sure buys a lot of solar panels.
01-04-2008 08:41 PM
Got a new alternator for genset and replaced the Mastervolt 24-100 alternator. (see above) It was on sale at Electec for only $2400! Everything worked for two days then the water pump on the genset self-destructed - one more part on the way from Fisher Panda. Any one interested in buying a slighly abused 12kw genset - cheap!....
12-31-2007 11:02 PM
One hour to midnight. "The weather is here, wish you were beautiful."
12-28-2007 05:02 PM
Back in Simpson Lagoon after Christmas in Captain Oliver's. Spent 2 days in St. Barth's - fried 24v. battery charger - plugged it into 240v. outlet and alternator on genset froze up. Electec working on both.
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