Steering – Technical Stuff

The yard have taken the rudder shaft out and had a large Woodruff key cut in it. This will keep tiller arm fixed. The tiller arm itself is new and will be attached to suit the new steering (the Woodruff key locks the tiller arm to rudder shaft).We fina…

Thousand Islands

Where to start? Lots has happened in the past week and it was all good, except for maybe the weather ….. which was up & down. Barry & Laura arrived after a long wet drive from NY and met us at the Horizon 1000 Islands Club Marina, which is a…

Thousand Islands

Where to start? Lots has happened in the past week and it was all good, except for maybe the weather ….. which was up & down. Barry & Laura arrived after a long wet drive from NY and met us at the Horizon 1000 Islands Club Marina, which is a…

Heart of the Heroine

Now that the main engine has been installed, along with the generator, the exhaust sytems and cooling systems are going in. The exhaust for both must go up all the way to the top of the boat, and out through the chimney, or perhaps “funnel”, at the to…

Heart of the Heroine

Now that the main engine has been installed, along with the generator, the exhaust sytems and cooling systems are going in. The exhaust for both must go up all the way to the top of the boat, and out through the chimney, or perhaps “funnel”, at the to…

Out Of Abaco, In To Florida

We’ve really enjoyed our 5 days fully exploring Elbow Cay and Hope Town.  Normally we’re in and out the same day.  Our marina at Hope Town Hideaways is a perfect quiet retreat.  Hammocks strung between palm trees, lush landscaping and manicured lawn…

Out Of Abaco, In To Florida

We’ve really enjoyed our 5 days fully exploring Elbow Cay and Hope Town.  Normally we’re in and out the same day.  Our marina at Hope Town Hideaways is a perfect quiet retreat.  Hammocks strung between palm trees, lush landscaping and manicured lawns, and an outdoor shower enclosure under a huge tree, created a charm that guarantees our return.
But it’s time to point EUROPA north and backtrack through the islands with some new stops along the way.  We’re only one of two boats that stop at the new posh development, Bakers Bay Club on the north end of Great Guana Cay.  When completed, it will be the most upscale, and most expensive marina, golf course, and residential enclave in the Abacos.  http://www.bakersbayclub.com
We had to stop again at Grand Cay and stock up on more giant stone crabs, and we were not dissappointed!
Unlike our inbound visit to a desserted Old Bahama Bay, our outbound visit found a full house resulting from a Marine Max Cruise In.  Although we like spending time here, tomorrow’s weather forecast suggests a gentle crossing back to Florida; so we set the alarm for a pre-dawn wake up and hope for the best.

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Out Of Abaco, In To Florida

We’ve really enjoyed our 5 days fully exploring Elbow Cay and Hope Town.  Normally we’re in and out the same day.  Our marina at Hope Town Hideaways is a perfect quiet retreat.  Hammocks strung between palm trees, lush landscaping and manicured lawn…

How to Make Your Own Windscreen

After seeing many posts regarding windscreens, and the fact I have yet another pattern to add to my collection. thought that I may give my input and assist other DIYer’s A.) cut … read more →

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DIY Sundeck

I was very frustrated that the weather was so poor for the IOM weekend and that I was at home thinking that I really should have gone up regardless, I did what … read more →

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