29 November 2016 | Lttle River, SC
14 November 2016 | Bald Head Island
24 June 2016
11 June 2016 | Grande Harbour Marina
04 June 2016 | Little River, SC
29 April 2016 | Myrtle Beach
22 April 2016 | Grand Cay, Bahamas
19 April 2016 | Grand Cay, Bahamas
10 April 2016 | Allans-Pennsacola Cay
06 April 2016 | Manjack Cay
31 March 2016 | Great Guana Cay
30 March 2016 | Man o War Cay

Float Plan For Spring Cruise

29 March 2013
Michael
The forecast has come into focus for our spring cruise, and with it, our destination; looks like we'll be sailing to Beaufort, NC. SW winds will dominate through Monday, at which point a front will turn them around to the North, then East through Friday, meaning we get to go "downhill" both ways! We're using the 12-mile slue once again to cross Frying Pan Shoals. Tomorrow night at sea will be c-c-cold.

The float plan is filed here. On board, it's just Tammy and I. You can follow our track in real-time on our SPOT link at right, "Aria's SPOT Real-Time Tracking." Thanks for watching! I'll try to post something each day.

Saturday
1100 Depart
1800 Enter Frying Pan Slue
1900 Exit Frying Pan Slue

Sunday
1200 Arrive Beaufort Shipping Lane
1330 Arrive Beaufort Docks
DAY Explore Beaufort

Monday
DAY Explore Beaufort

Tuesday
0800 Depart Beaufort
0900 Arrive Morehead City Marina
DAY Explore Morehead City

Wednesday
0800 Depart Morehead City
1100 Anchor at Cape Lookout Bight

Thursday
0300 Depart Cape Lookout Bight
1700 Anchor at Wrightsville Beach

Friday
0600 Depart Wrightsville Beach
1100 Arrive Bald Head Island

Saturday
0800 Depart Bald Head Island
1600 Arrive Little River
Comments
Vessel Name: Aria
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 350
Hailing Port: Myrtle Beach, SC
Crew: The Hetzers: Tammy & Michael
About: Email: aria (at) unfrayed (dot) com
Home Page: http://www.svaria.com
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Aria's Photos - Main
33 Photos
Created 22 April 2016
65 Photos
Created 30 June 2015
Continued, beginning with Christmas Eve on Hawksbill Cay through Staniel Cay and beyond
73 Photos
Created 27 December 2013
This album covers a lot of sailing. First we sailed Aria from Little River to Nassau with Tom Leonard and Gary Miller. Later, while I remained aboard Aria, the family plus my old college pal, Larry Knipp, joined me at various times throughout the winter.
53 Photos
Created 21 November 2013
Conrad and I hiked 8 days through Bavaria beginning in Oy-Mittleberg and ending in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
28 Photos
Created 30 July 2013
June 2013: St. Helena Sound, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Bluffton
33 Photos
Created 25 June 2013
Tammy and I, sans kids, visit Beaufort, Morehead City, Bald Head Island and Southport
26 Photos
Created 1 April 2013
Instead of a bushing, I used two custom-made steel plates to repair an elongated hole that supports the alternator.
9 Photos
Created 15 February 2013
Photo essay of my project to replace heat exchanger, and make several other upgrades to the fresh water and sea water loops.
18 Photos
Created 26 January 2013
25 Photos
Created 6 September 2012
Tammy and I sailed to Cape Lookout Bight, then returned via Wrightsville Beach to Bald Head Island, where the kids and dog joined us. Lovely family vacation!
27 Photos
Created 12 August 2012
Michael's voyage from the BVI to Bermuda, May 7, 2012
25 Photos
Created 6 May 2012
Pictures sailing in our home waters, a stretch of the coastal Atlantic called, Long Bay.
5 Photos
Created 28 April 2012
Scott Jackson, James "JD" Dodd and myself sailing from Marsh Harbour, Abacos to Little River, SC, clearing in at Charleston, SC
21 Photos
Created 24 April 2012
Hetzers, Plus Sarah Martin!
32 Photos
Created 8 April 2012
Trying out the new mainsail, a mylar/taffeta laminate sail from Neil Pryde.
9 Photos
Created 3 April 2012
17 Photos
Created 3 April 2012
Six guys, two identical Beneteau 40s, a dozen islands and ample stores of rum - how I spent spring break, 2010.
20 Photos
Created 3 April 2012
Summer 2010
20 Photos
Created 3 April 2012
Christmas 2009
20 Photos
Created 3 April 2012
The boat was in Milford, CT when I bought it. We sailed it home... well, motored mostly, as there was no wind, and we got the mainsail jammed in the mast on the first day. We came ashore in Atlantic City to take on more fuel.
26 Photos
Created 2 April 2012