Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Picasso painted a ceiling for everyone to enjoy.....

We are painting the bottom of SeaMorr.....(and no one will see it)

Hold on....why would you paint the bottom of your boat only to put it back in the water - a good question. SeaMorr was hauled and it getting the bottom painted. Should look pretty awesome and less growth on there once she is complete.

Here is her new home while we get her all pretty.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Shakedown Summary

We just closed and took a voyage from Lake Worth to the Abacos and back. Including visits to West End, Great Sale Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Elbow Cay, Lucaya Beach Marina and back to Jupiter, FL.

10 things we learned on the Shakedown Cruise:

  1. Leaving the Lake Worth Inlet with bumpy 6' seas, however not difficult to handle (boat does a better job than the inhabitants).
  2. FLIR is your best friend. When you are entering a harbour and there are a number of sailboats anchored in the channel, the FLIR can pickup the catamaran on your port side and the two sailboats on starboard.
  3. Pugs....enough said. (Kenn's nose still hurts from explaining the whole pug thing).
  4. The hailer (speaker on the front of the boat) has a built-in careful what you say to the pilothouse when anchoring.
  5. Sea Spray Marina (Elbow Cay) will tell you they have seven feet at low tide. You will have just under five feet at low tide and your boat will list to port.
  6. Even though Kim says it will be flat, Georgia knows Kim is lying.
  7. Tender now has ten hours on it (up from .1 hour originally)
  8. BBQ'ing is better when you are anchored or in port. When underway, the RHS will be much hotter than the LHS.
  9. Water maker makes 22gph of water and your ice cubes become crystal clear (your shampoo won't work, but your ice cubes are awesome!)
  10. Sunrises and Sunsets are pretty awesome when there is no land around, however when you watch the moon set while making a 17 hour passage, that is pretty incredible.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

After heading out of Florida waters, we signed the contract and took ownership of a Nordhavn 52' Oceangoing vessel. The boat is shown heading back to is mooring in Jupiter, FL.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Saturday, January 3, 2015

SeaMorr is SOLD!

Incredible vessel that took us over 3,000 miles to many fresh and salt water areas. The boat was extremely comfortable, fuel efficient and well enjoyed. SeaMorrII will have a long list of features required to match what SeaMorr had to offer!
SeaMorr has SOLD...we are looking for a new vessel, so that we can continue the great adventure....however are looking in 2019 when the kids have moved out. Please note, the boat will not have a basement or a couch/sofa, so the kids will need to leave the family nest and get a place of their own! They are always able to come with us on our journey - we will need deckhands to wash her, tie lines and make sure we are all battened down for times when we are in Block Island or Black Point.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Things we have learned on the trip (this will constantly be updated…)

  • 99.9% of people you meet are awesome and have a tale to tell. The .1% of people are just crusty individuals who don't seem to enjoy anything - a true waste of everything.
  • Use soft soap in the shower as that Dove soap will only clog the shower sump.
  • Don't travel on the ICW on the weekends in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas. The boaters that are courteous, responsible and respectful are hiding in the marinas, waiting for Monday.
  • Add a hair strainer to the shower.
  • Buy the largest anchor that your boat can handle (and that you can afford) - there is nothing like having a great night sleep when the winds are 25+ knots.
  • When leaving your dingy at the dingy dock, make sure you have a large painter that allows people to move your dingy around so they can get in and out.
  • Sticky Fingers in Charleston has amazing ribs and chicken wings. It is probably best to order them without any sauce and put as much sauce (the green is the best) as you would like on them.
  • Glibert's Marina and Resort in Key Largo has the largest Tiki Hut in the world…and that is about it.
  • Make sure you leave your motor in the water at a dingy dock - it won't puncture another dingy or another fellow boater.
  • Widen your food silo…make sure you "try" - alligator, hush puppies, mussels, clams, lobster, grouper, conch, tuna and of course Coconut Tempura Battered Fish. Grits are something that you shouldn't try as there isn't any value in corn based pablum.
  • Your toe nails and finger nails will grow quicker when hanging out.
  • Grade 7 Math is bizarre…why ask "Is 4,789 divisible by 33?"…in our day, the answer was yes, there just happened to be a remainder - and we figured that out by using long division.
  • Marine 5200 is your friend. WD40 is pretty cool too, however 5200 is awesome.
  • When negotiating for a "whole grouper" in Nassau, make sure you negotiate for the head as well….NOTE: I would have thought the head came with the grouper - evidently it does not. Our taxi driver took the head and said he would boil it.
  • Pigs love to be fed…they will chase you for food - especially watermelon as the pigs and piglets are all over this sweet tasting melon! If you feed pigs ham - actually, don't feed pigs ham.
  • When it comes to hockey, (mens or woman's) Canada kicks butt.
  • Use Explorer charts while in the Bahamas, as they are more accurate than the electronic charts from Navionics.