February 9-12 — Miami

At our anchorage last night we had gusts of wind up to 20 knots. Blue Wing rocked and swung and the lazy jacks clattered against the mast making a horrible racket throughout the night. I worried we would slip anchor,…

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February 7 & 8 – Miami

We have been in Miami for 3 days. Tuesday morning we hoped we could sail to Fort Lauderdale and then to Miami the next day. Our plan is to leave from Miami to Bimini. Although it was sunny in West…

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February 6 – Splash!

On Monday we “splashed” – put the boat back into the water. This was very exciting. Although we have owned the boat for months and spent 4 days motoring her up the ICW, this time she really felt like she…

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Duwan goes up the mast

It is pretty bad when things fall off your boat, but even worse when they fall from above. While on the hard our radar reflector came crashing to the deck. Someone had to put it back. Of course it makes…

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2 Weeks and 3 Days on the Hard

It has been 2 weeks and 3 hard days on the hard, but we have accomplished a lot, including: And besides all of this we laundered the cockpit seat cushions, changed the water filter, changed the oil, spent way too…

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Jan 29

“Wow! I’ve never seen so many wires on a sailboat.” Thus spoke Alan, the guy who is helping us install all our new gadgets. “Where does this one go, and this one”? Of course, I don’t know. We open panels,…

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Jan 21

Spent the day taking old parts off the boat and shopping for replacement parts and more boat stuff. We drive back through Palm Beach County, where I grew up. I have to drive up A-1-A by my favorite spot —…

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Jan 20

We decide to haul out at nearby Cracker Boy’s instead of motoring up to Port Salerno. Our haul-out is scheduled for 2pm. This gives us time to macerate. Yep. Maceration is some pretty dirty stuff. It’s so dirty there are…

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Jan 19

Another day northbound on the ICW. Another ten bridges. Royal Palm bridge was broken. We danced there for an hour and 15 minutes before getting through. A sailboat don’t sit still in the water. If the current and wind are…

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Jan 18

We originally wanted to sail from Ft Lauderdale to Palm Beach, but the wind direction changed while we were delayed one day. Now we had 15-20 knots on our nose. We decided to motor up the ICW instead of sailing….

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