Monthly Archives: March 2018


Mar

29

2018
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That by which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” –Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2, Lines 1-2 For us, the naming of our new home has taken longer and required more soul searching and scribbling than I thought possible. For months, Sheryl and I have brainstormed, argued, cajoled, and otherwise worked very hard to...

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Mar

29

2018
The First Voyage–Part 1

The First Voyage–Part 1

Friday, March 2nd, 2018. D Day…. Our first night on the boat ended up being a loud affair. No, it wasn’t the happy reveling of partiers or the wind whipping through the mast in the marina. It was the rope. Huh? Turns out all ropes are not made equal. To save a (very, very dwindling) buck, I opted to recut our halyard lines (the ones...

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Mar

22

2018
Life in a Caribbean Boatyard Day 16–Splash Part 2

Life in a Caribbean Boatyard Day 16–Splash Part 2

Nursing my swollen leg and sporting a swaggering limp worthy of Jack Sparrow, I slowly followed the massive lift with my catamaran hanging from it’s limbs like a Christmas ornament. After what seemed like hours (more like 15 minutes) we reached the launch slip and 2 and a half weeks of nonstop work was about to come to glorious fruition! And up drives Keith the...

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Mar

17

2018
Life in a Caribbean Boatyard Day 16–Splash, Part 1

Life in a Caribbean Boatyard Day 16–Splash, Part 1

The morning arrived and I admit that sleep was fitful. Late in the previous day the yard had come by with their giant travel lift and moved the catamaran ahead of us. Now the road was open and there was nothing between us and the water. I think that’s when it hit me that we were on our way and that the “bridge had been...

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Mar

12

2018
Life in a Caribbean Boatyard Day 15–We Gotta Get out of this Place

Life in a Caribbean Boatyard Day 15–We Gotta Get out of this Place

Getting back to our grand adventure and picking up where we left off after a nice evening on the beach at the FUYC. The night before, Dad and I had boldly announced to the Yacht Club that we were “getting ready to launch!” and they should expect Happy Hour in the cockpit “imminently.” Meanwhile, we had gone to the office and announced that come hell...

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Mar

11

2018
The Triple Constraint

The Triple Constraint

First, I apologize for my delay in continuing our grand Caribbean adventure. My laptop–upon which I rely for pretty much everything in my life–went to the great “Best Buy in the Sky” right after I posted the last update. It seems like the humid salt air of the tropics combined with my tendency to treat every piece of sensitive electronic equipment poorly was just too...

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Mar

01

2018
Life In a Caribbean Boatyard Day 14–the FUYC

Life In a Caribbean Boatyard Day 14–the FUYC

If you think that Dad and I are alone here in the yard working through our boat woes, you would be sorely mistaken. In fact, there is a small community of like minded individuals working to get out of Shipyard Purgatory. The other day Dad and I were walking through the yard when we ran into a young woman trying to give away a bag...

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