Sunday, November 30, 2014

Now In Miami

Left Stuart, headed down the ICW to WPB. Spent a day at anchor.  We were expecting to be in WPB for a few days, the forecast offshore being NASTY, but we did not relish the Bridge run south of here.
We wake up in the morning to find there's no wind so at 7:00 am we depart WPB and head 'outside' to travel directly to Miami.  Yes, the winds did kick in as forecast but by then we were already well underway. So here we are, on the outside, 15-20 kts from the E-NE, mostly 3-5' seas,  an occasional 4-6', with a few 8's just for fun,  beam to stern quarter. The stabs worked hard but all was good.  New auto pilot pump combined with a Scotty auto pilot setup and all systems are working GREAT!

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Thanks Dr Brown,  Mark, Mary. Off the dock, ICW to WPB, Lake Worth. All looking good. We'll be offshore in the am, sea trial on the new systems. It's a short run. Ft. Lauderdale next.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


OK, it's been a very busy few weeks here at Sunset Bay, Stuart. A huge "Thank You" to all who helped us get "ready".
Kudos: Scotty, Philip, George, Angel, Bill & Ann, did I mention Bill who spent a day on our boat with Scotty and I??  Thanks Bill.

Also thanks to all who were sympathetic, yes she now looks "just like new".

At the "Seal trial" this morning we had some adventure. Scotty and Sylvianne manned the lines as getting off the fuel dock was interesting to say the least. A big nasty squall decided to make itself felt just as we were untying from the fuel dock. We went bow in at the slip. I did not want to even think of banging the swim platform on the dock, so I chickened out on the usual stern in  docking plan. Bow in was easy! It was nice to have Scotty on board to help with that one and a huge relief once we were securely tied down.
We are departing in the am.