Today, the team sent a man up the mast to begin the replacement of the worn mainsail halyard (the line that pulls the mainsail into position). We bought the new halyard in Coconut Grove, and we’ve been waiting to have some time at a dock and a crew to do the work. We brought downContinue reading “Up the Mast”
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Down the Keys
We left Miami three days ago and sailed in two long days through Key Largo to Marathon. Currently docked at a wonderful, generous friend’s house in Key Colony. Lots of freshly-caught fish to eat.
Named! Bat HaYam
We finally applied the name and home port decals. Yes, this big cat is registered in Colorado, whose shores it will never touch. Oz says: This was a very emotional and exciting moment for me. I am celebrating progress in this adventure with Ori and Lulu. (It took forever to scrap the old name)
Did we ever say there’s no schedule on a sailboat?
It’s now about a month since we purchased our Leopard47 Catamaran. Since then we encountered numerous technical challenges that come with buying a 20 year old boat, beautiful as she is. We are anchored in Coconut Grove in South Miami just outside of Dinner Key Marina. Marinas, we found out, are all full at thisContinue reading “Did we ever say there’s no schedule on a sailboat?”
Change of Plan. Russia has invaded Ukraine and that has changed everything. We can no longer sail to Cuba with our cargo of food and meds. This is a great loss and also a great relief. In the last few days we have heard from several resources that it’s no longer safe for us toContinue reading “Cuba Mission”
After a bit of challenging sailing, we arrived to anchor in Manatee Pocket, at the St. Lucie inlet. We left Fort Pierce (forever?) at noon, after finishing essential business, including testing our new Mercury 15 outboard engine for the dinghy (a tender – an inflatable boat used to get from anchored boat to shore). WeContinue reading “Manatee Pocket”
We have crew
Roberto and Paloma arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday and we drove back to the boat in Fort Pierce. We’re all staying on the boat for the foreseeable future. We need to fix the dinghy engine and install a new acrylic pane for a window in the salon. Otherwise, we are ready to sail. There are,Continue reading “We have crew”
Our Immediate Plans
We sail from Fort Pierce to Fort Lauderdale, and pick up our Puerto Rican, and Matan family crew on 19.Feb (we waited for weather). We spend several days bopping down the keys to KeyWest. Crew change: Matan family crew leaves, Russian crew (Irina) joins. We sail to Dry Tortugas and then to Havana.