Thursday, March 31, 2016

I have finally installed a refrigerator

One of the things I wanted to do here in Stuart, was to install a fridge. I found a drop in model made by Engel, who have a showroom near so I could take a look at it. Well after I got here I started thinking about the $1000 it was going to cost me and I decided against it. Well yesterday I happened to call into Marine Liquidation in Ft. Pierce and they had almost the same drop in fridge made by Domestic for $400. So I couldn't resist and I spent the day installing it. I started out cutting away at my icebox thinking I would just have to remove a couple of small areas.
In the end I had to cut away at my icebox a lot more than I had anticipated and it took me the better part of a day to do it but it's working and keeping my milk cold and saving me from running around finding ice all the time.
I still have to finish it off and make it look nice around the top borders.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stuart, Florida

Beautiful sunset here after fierce thunderstorms rolled through last night.
I am busy with boat chores at present. Yesterday I went out and bought a new head because my 2 year old one had developed spider web cracks and was leaking. I also cleaned out my raw water strainer which was full of seaweed.
Today I am planning to change the oil and filter in my engine.
Here is a video of my trip over here from Port Lucaya.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Freeport, Bahamas to Stuart, Florida

After almost 6 weeks in Taino Beach resort, I crossed over the gulf Stream last night with mainly South winds and flat seas. It was quite lumpy leaving Port Lucaya into the teeth of a SE breeze of just 15 knots, but once I turned towards Florida, the downhill run became a delight. I did have to turn the motor on again in the middle of the night for a short while because the Gulf Stream was pushing me too far north.
They say that red sky in the morning means bad weather but there isn't any in the forecast.
I want to do a few things here in Florida including installing an Engel fridge, replacing my head, installing full length battons in my main sail and getting a new Inreach communication device. I am toying with the idea of sailing to Bermuda and the afterwards to Maine. All weather dependent of course.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Snorkeling here at Taino Beach in the Bahamas

Picture perfect day here in the Bahamas so we went snorkeling off the beach here at the Taino resort.  Just a short video showing some of the reef and me feeding the fish some chicken meat. You can view the short video here.