Hi, everyone, just found this place. I frequent the Cruising World BB, and Scuba Diving
magazine's D2D, a diving
board. Have lived on my current
boat, Vinga, a Lagoon
42, with Mr. Kitty, for three years. She's my third (and final?) liveaboard
I am in a pleasant rut of spending my time between the US Virgins, St Croix, mostly, and staying hurricane
season in Bonaire
. I call myself 49% sailor, 51% diver. I have an electric
onboard scuba compressor
that I'd like to replace, so I can be rid of that genset.
Coming south this past August, Vinga hit something (container?) that took paint
off both keels three feet underwater, and ripped off one of my rudders. The post is carbon-fiber, so it broke cleanly. It's taken until a coupla weeks ago to get a new one, and I hope to pop up to St. Croix in two weeks. I'm really happy about this passage
, I have two Island guys for crew that are ace sailors, and good friends. But my rule
of "Only three nights on the boat once we're there." will be in effect. They both have to come back to their captains jobs on Bonaire
It's nice to be here!
Melissa, s/v Vinga