Month: May 2015

Brunswick

Dead calm this morning. We easily depart the face dock at Fernandina marina and head for St. Mary’s inlet; two miles away. This inlet is an easy one relatively; deep, well marked, wide, etc. I’m sure the Navy’s submarine base at Kings Bay has something to do with it. Weather looks good; little chance of …

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Spoonbills

The trip north on the ICW has been, thankfully, uneventful. Miles pass as the ICW changes character from narrow ditch to open bay to inlet. Depth is always a concern but we’ve “played the tides” and have not had any issues. The charts are remarkably precise for the bulk of the distance yet fail abysmally …

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Fixed!

Nordhavn guru James Knight (Yacht Tech) personally drove up to Cocoa Village Marina from North Palm Beach with spare parts, identified the bow thruster problem, and fixed it. The magnalloy coupling on the gear box had slipped down its shaft so that the plastic sacrificial coupling insert between it and the upper coupling was not …

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Nonstop

The cruising life is dependent on weather. You sit tight when its bad and go when its good. Sometimes, the good is all too brief. That was the case as we sat at Harbor View Marina; one cold front after the other passing through hampered our plans and lengthened our stay. In addition, the bow …

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