14 June 2009 | Annapolis, MD
11 June 2009
10 June 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
04 June 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
31 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
29 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
26 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
25 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
13 May 2009 | through 21-May-2009
13 May 2009 | through 21-May-2009
12 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
11 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
07 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
04 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
21 April 2009 | through 02-May-2009

Winch Maintenance

30 November 2008 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
CURRENT LOCATION: On a mooring ball near the reef in Ensenada Dakity
18 17.609' N, 065 16.813' W

It was a four-day weekend and we have four winches. Coincidence? I think not. Well, today I finished the chore of routine winch maintenance, which I started on Thanksgiving Day. This involved taking apart all our winches, cleaning the components, then lubricating and reassembling them back together into a functional unit.

It has been two years since I last had them apart (probably a bit overdue), but all looked good within. And, we can now check another box on our list of preparations for our rapidly approaching departure from Culebra.

The holiday weekend has been a wonderful mixture of productivity, relaxation, and social interaction. As I look out the galley portlight across Ensenada Dakity on this Sunday evening, the number of sailboats once again outnumbers the few remaining powerboats. We are ready to start our last few weeks of what has become our Culebrean routine. Soon we will exchange our titles as teacher, librarian, or pool cleaning dude for that which we sought so desperately to achieve this time last year...Cruisers.





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We are Doug & Sheryl, owners and crew of the sailing vessel Prudence.

This blog starts in 2005, when we initially had the idea to quit our jobs and live on a sailboat while we cruised to the Caribbean. At that time we had never owned a boat and had no experience sailing. [...]
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