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 microphone...be 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.


    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    SeaMorr is For Sale!

    SeaMorr is a beautiful, professionally maintained, lightly used 2006 Mainship Trawler 400. She is available in April 2014 as we are finishing our travels to Bahamas and heading back to the Eastern US. 






    The raised salon and galley are crafted in warm, rich cherry wood. Watch your favorite show on the flat panel LCD TV from the contemporary plus leather sofa / convertible sleeper, or tune into the integrated Bose Stereo / DVD entertainment unit. When you're ready to turn in, unwind in the queen-size island berth / master stateroom, complete with hanging lockers, drawers, and built-in cedar-lined cabinets. A guest stateroom features twin berths (convertible to queen), hanging storage locker and cabinets. When you're ready to leave the dock, RayMarine's reliable autopilot and  E-Series instrumentation is at the lower helm and is duplicated at the flybridge. So whether relaxing at the dock or Bluewater cruising, this yacht is a dream come true.


    Forward View of the Main Salon 

    Entering the salon through the double aft doors from the covered aft deck, you will find the galley to starboard, lower hem starboard forward, a comfortable sofa to port and a dinette port forward.  Walk forward and step into the foyer where you will find the head to starboard, guest stateroom to port and the master stateroom forward. 

    Lower Helm Station


    Cherry Dining Table in Main Salon

    There are large side windows and large dual glass doors aft for lots of natural light and ventilation. There are also blinds that you can close for privacy, or open to allow natural light in. Galley includes a large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, 3-burner electric cooktop, Corian countertop, double stainless steel sink & tons of storage. 

    Dining space is available at the dinette in the salon and at the flybridge folding table forward as well as an  additional table aft on the flybridge. The large flybridge also offers a full Eisenglass enclosure that is brand new, built-in bench seats forward and on each side,  non-skid deck, a wetbar with a stainless steel sink, icemaker and large electric Jenn-Air BBQ grill. There is a hinged mast, spreader lights and molded-in steps from the aft deck. 


    Master Stateroom Features a Queen Sized Island Berth


    SeaMorr offers a master stateroom forward with an island queen size berth, reading lights, carpet, hanging locker, storage drawers and cabinets, 2 port lights and an overhead hatch. The guest stateroom is to port with side by side twin berths (or queen), carpet, reading lights, port light and an overhead hatch, hanging locker, storage drawers and cabinets. 



    The electric head and separate shower are located to starboard. 

    The covered lower aft deck offers a transom door to the swim platform, transom storage box, fresh water hot/cold shower, same level access to each side deck, folding steps on each side, molded-in steps to the flybridge, double  glass doors to the salon, lazarette access and non-skid deck. 



    Aft view, note: dinghy caddy davit system


    Wide walkways on both sides allow safe access to the foredeck


    Rear Deck With Radar Mast

    Electric Grill, Ice Maker, Sink and Storage on the Aft Deck


    The Flybridge Offers Plenty of Seating


    Upper Helm Station With Full Instrumentation

    Dual Raymarine E80 Multi Function Display on the flybridge and a single E80 MFD is located at the lower helm. The upper helm station also features a Lowrance link-8 VHF radio with a built in AIS receiver and DSC capabilities, bow and stern thruster controls, ACR search light control, windlass controls, trim tab controls, Raymarine autopilot, bilge pump & Sea-Fire automatic fire suppression system indicator lights, Danforth flush mounted compass, 12V outlet and a full array of engine gauges and controls. 


    FEATURES:
    • Accommodations
    • Master stateroom with Queen V-berth sleeps 2
    • Second stateroom with Twin beds sleeps 2 (can be modified into one queen bed)
    Hea Head
    • Enclosed electric head
    • Separate shower stall
    • Waste tank monitor 
    • 47 gal Holding tank
    • Macerator
    Galley
    •  Full refrigerator/freezer
    • Princess 3 burner electric stove & oven 
    • Microwave Oven
    • SS double sink 
    •  Dockside water connection
    • (11) Cherry cabinet doors (with sea latches)
    • (7) Cherry drawers
    • Fluorescent lighting
    • Countertop accessible trash receptacle 
    • Corian countertops w/sea rail
    Deck
    •  Fully enclosed flybridge - brand new enclosure
    • 35kg (70lb) oversized Delta anchor with 50' HS chain + 250' rode
    • 16kg (35lb) Delta anchor with 50' HS Chain 150' rode
    • RM 1 50F electric Lewmar windlass with foot controls
    • SS double anchor roller
    • Raw water wash down forward in rope locker 
    • SS 316L rails
    • SS deck hardware
    • SS 12" dock cleats (6)
    • SS Sampson post
    • SS Bow rail (with flag pole attachment) 
    • Bow pulpit
    • Fiberglass non-skid deck
    •  Cockpit cushions
    •  Transom door
    • Fiberglass Swim platform
    • Retractable 3 step boarding swim ladder
    • Life jackets (6)
    • Windshield wipers (3)
    • Windshield window covers
    • Fenders and lines
      • 18 assorted custom navy blue 5/8" lines 
      • 4 big "ball style" & 3 Taylor-Made cylindrical fenders
    Aft Deck

    • JennAir electric BBQ
    • Ice maker
    • Hinged radar mast w/ rear facing spreader lights
    • Cold water sink 
    • Flag pole 
    • Mounted coffee table

    Electrical- Systems 
    • Three (3) brand new 8D flooded batteries
    • Independent generator start battery
    • Parallel switch
    • 240 VAC Automatic battery charger
    • Alternator on main engine 
    • 50 amp shore power (50') 
    • 30 amp 'Y' Shore power cable
    • 12 volt DC internal system
    • CGFI protection throughout 
    • 8 KW Kohler generator with 300 hours
    • Easy to use AC & DC distribution panels 
    Electronics- Instrumentation 

    • Raymarine GPS receiver 
    • Airmar Smartsensor depth sounder (600' max)
    • Raymarine 4KW/48NM range radar 
    • Raymarine rudder angle indicator 
    • Rogue-Wave WIFI range extender 
    • Apple Airport LAN 
    • Glomex TV antenna 
    • Dual Trumpet electric horn 
    • Full navigation & anchor lights 
    • ACR remote controlled search light 
    • Shore power and cable tv/phone connection at bow & stern 

    Electronics- Flybridge 
    • Dual Raymarine E80 Multi-Function Displays
    • Raymarine ST8001 autopilot
    • Danforth Flush Mounted Compass
    • Lowrance built-in VHF radio with built in AIS receiver 
    • Glendinning electronic engine controls
    • Bennett trim tab controls 
    • ACR search light control 
    • Windlass controls
    • High water bilge alarm 
    • JBL AM/FM/CD stereo 
    • Clarion speakers (4)
    Electronics- Lower Helm
    • Raymarine E80 Multi-Function Display
    • Raymarine ST6001 autopilot 
    • Danforth Flush Mounted Compass
    • Glendinning electronic engine controls
    • Bennett trim tab controls
    • Windlass controls
    • High water bilge alarm
    • ACR search light control 
    Electronics- Salon/Cabin 
    • Bose stereo with DVD player & AM/FM radio 
    • Bose speakers 
    • SolĂ© flat screen TV
    • Glomex TV antenna amplifier 
    • Three hardwired carbon monoxide monitors 
    • One smoke detector 
    Mechanical Equipment
    • Yanmar 6LY2A-STP 440 hp turbo diesel engine w/ 990 hours 
    • 8 kw Kohler generator w/ 300 hours
    • Sidepower SP 75Ti bow thruster
      • 165 lbs of thrust 
    •  Sidepower SP 95Ti stern thruster
      • 209 lbs of thrust 
    • Black grated engine room floor 
    • 12 volt fresh water pump w/ expansion tank
    • Trim tabs   
    • Hydraulic steering 
    • Bilge blower in engine room
    • Full engine instrumentation (upper and lower helms)
    • Oil X-Changer-R system for engines and genset (lazarette) 
    •  Internal seawater strainers for engine, genset, raw water wash-down and AC 
    •  Dripless shaft log
    • Bronze strut and rudder 
    • Stainless steel propeller shaft
    • Seacocks on all thru-hull fittings
    • SeaFire automatic fire suppression system in engine room & lazarette 
    • Racor 900 MA fuel filter w/vacuum gauge
    • Engine room lights (5)
    • Three 1500GPH automatic bilge pumps (forward, mid & aft)
    • One 4000GPH emergency bilge pump 
    • Dual air conditioners with reverse cycle heat (24,000 BTU and 12,000 BTU's)
    Tankage
    • Fuel capacity: 300 gallons
    • Water capacity: 130 gallons
    • Holding tank: 47 gallons