Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Moving Up...

While we have no plans to get rid of our beloved power cat we do have a second boat in the works now.  Her name is "Pineapple" and she's a 1976 Gulfstar twin diesel "trawler".

Updated forward hatch to include a Lewmar instead of solid fiberglass (it was a "cave" in there):

Old aft windows were in bad shape:

Replaced with custom windows:

Manual windlass replaced with Quick 12v windlass and a new teak pulpit (the original was rotted mahogany):

Windlass wiring in progress (it will be boxed in w/ teak):

The galley is coming together too.  Here's the custom teak microwave shelf:

Second 30-amp circuit required a secondary breaker panel:

Original 12v bilge pumps replaced and 2 manual backup pumps installed:

Sunday, June 15, 2014

2013 - The Florida Keys

While I try and organize our last trip, here are some teaser pictures.

Stuart, FL.

Marathon Yacht Club.
Key West.



Key West.

Plantation Key.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I apologize for not keeping fully up to date on this blog.  We have over 13,000 views and we're flabbergasted by that!  Thank you all for your interest.  This past spring we were yet again in Florida on our boat, but the weather wasn't going to cooperate for us to cross the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas.  After a few wonderful nights watching this sort of storm activity outside of Stuart, FL (between us and our destination);

We decided it was a better idea to head to the Florida Keys.

We made it all the way to Key West and had a great time along the way.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Spring 2013 - Re-power

I've been rather remiss in updating this blog.  We're still getting quite a bit of use out of the boat.  We re-powered the boat in April just before our annual trip to Florida.  We went from 1998 Honda 50hp outboards, to 2013 Honda 60hp outboards.  Our cruise is now 18 knots with a top speed 21 knots.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hope Town

We left Green Turtle Cay today and transited the Don't Rock passage to get to Hope Town.

Here's the rock:

The water does get skinny (shallow) there.  But it was a much faster and relatively smooth option to the other passage option; which is called "The Whale" and involves time in the Atlantic.

Here are some Hope Town Pictures:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Green Turtle Cay

I have been remiss in keeping this blog updated this trip.  Between still running my business remotely and trying to have fun, there just hasn't been time.  While we wait for some rain showers to pass, here's some Green Turtle Cay pictures: