I just found this site yesterday. Over the past twenty-five years I have sailed on the Chesapeake, made probably 15 trips to the Virgins and Bermuda
, as well as the Bahamas
for others. Before rthat it was small power boats. Five years ago I single
handed from the Bay to West Palm Beach and crossed over to West End in the Bahamas
. The trip was delayed when I broke my hand in a bike accident
and could not get the cast wet.
After I returned I traveled south to Chubb Key in the Berry's. Originally I had planned on going to the Exumas
but I had promised my wife a date certain returrn date. I turned around and came back.
After pricing rerigging the boat for single
handing I decided it was too expensive and sold the West Indies 36. That was a mistake. After two years without a boat I started looking again. Late last fall I bought 1993 Gemini
on Lake Champlain. It is unusual in that it has two 27 HP Yanmar
engines for auxiliaries.
I could not get out of Lake Champain until 7 May this year. One of my sons went with me and we brought the boat back to the Bay. Good thing we had the larger engines, the wind
was in our teeth for the entire trip except the two days of dead calm..
As usual with a new boat I am struggling with fixing all the problems the surveyor
missed. Hope to get some cruising in this fall.