I'm new to this forum and this is our first attempt to make a posting
I can see there's a wealth of information from some very experienced sailors.
We are Kirk, Cath & Stuart McGeorge.
We started this great adventure in Honolulu in 1994 when we bought and moved aboard Carol Post's Worldcruiser Pilothouse 37, BECHE de MER, which we re-named POLLY BROOKS (after me mum) because we couldn't really see ourselves crossing oceans on a boat named after a sea slug.
After 25,000 nautical miles and smiles across the Pacific, Indian & Atlantic Oceans we arrived in the Caribbean
in 2002 and traded up to our current
love which we rescued from the Dock
of Dispare in the Harbor of Neglect. She was a sad sight, resting on the bottom of a rich lagoon
. After three years of blood, sweat & tears, we are now the proud owners of a Sparkman & Stevens designed Hylas
49. which we've christened GALLIVANTER. We've lived aboard her full time while bringing her back up to being basically seaworthy
the in's and out's of parenthood by raising our two-and-a-half year old son.
Life is good.
We intend to stay here and upgrade the boat while arrr boy learns the ropes and gains his sealegs. Then we're off for Panama
and back into the Pacific for another round of boat drinks and fresh adventures.
I'm hoping, that through this forum, we might be able to hook-up with some old friends, make some new ones and have a glass of wine sometime, somewhere.
Please feel free to drop by if you're in the neighborhood. We live on the end of B Dock
at La Vida Marine
Ctr on St Thomas.
In the meantine, I hope you won't mind if I try to pick your collective brains.
Glad to meet ya!