Your post is from March or April: I just saw it to-day. My wife and I sailed aboard a Landfall 38 called Parbleu! from 1996 to 2006.
We did the Marion-Bermuda in 2001 (going from Montreal to Boston via the Maggies & Halifax
both ways), sailed to the Bahamas
in 2003, hit a reef in Charleston in April 2004, got the keelbolts straightened and new rudder
, sailed in June to Bermuda
, wintered in Spain
, living on the boat in CÓdiz. Sailed to the Canaries
in April-May, left the boat (in the water) in Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria 'till January '06. Sailed to Barbados
(22 days 4 hours) & Martinique
, lived aboard to April. Docked her untill July, sailed from Martinique
to St-Martin, Bermuda
(3rd time) and Halifax
That's three crossings and a lot of coastal. Luckily we only suffered through Isabel (2003) and Delta
(2005) and survived them quite well.
We had some safety
modifications made to conform to the ORC to do the Marion-Bermuda.
We sold the boat in 2008, as grandparents our cruising grounds have shrinked a little... never the less, we are leaving for the Bahamas
for the winter in a few days.
Great luck with your projects, if you wish any more info please do not hesitate to write!
Pierre, Le Caboteur