Why do a rally and why the Caribbean 1500? I was recently asked this by the website All At Sea Southeast magazine (www.allatsea.net). Here is what I came up with!
How Safe is the Caribbean?
Last week, a British man was murdered on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia. I’ll be honest, that scared me a little. In about 9 months, I am taking my wife and three boys to the Caribbean, and had pondered St Lucia on our itinerary. Can I keep them safe? Since the incident, there has […]
Using A Fuel Bladder to Extend Range
Among my humongous list of things to do is to figure out how to carry more diesel fuel. The Tartan 41 was always intended to race, so only had a 27 gallon tank. On Alchemy, the previous owner had replaced that with a 40 gallon tank. With a 1,500 mile crossing to get to the […]
Maho Bay, Northern St John, USVI
The goal today was to go round St John to the north wide and anchor at Maho Bay. Again, much slower going than hoped, so we had to head directly into the east wind to get round the south end, so, with the battery needing a charge, we motored for an hour to get round. […]
Lameshur Bay, Southern St John, USVI
Thursday saw us leaving Red Hook. With three kids it took a little time to get everyone fed, life jacketed and checked out with the marina. Only had one mishap when Andrew slipped between the dock and boat and hung onto the lifeline. Fortunately he wasn’t crushed as he had slipped between two fenders that […]
Liveaboard Expenses While Sailing
How much does it cost to live aboard a boat? A pretty critical question, and fortunately, there are several resources available from sea-going bloggers who have kept track. Reading these over, it seems about $2000-2500 a month. The question on every cruisers lips is, “how long can I last?”