s/v Charabia

13 September 2017 | Jacksonville
10 September 2017 | Jacksonville
10 September 2017 | Jacksonville
28 June 2017 | Jacksonville
17 May 2015 | Jacksonville
28 April 2015 | Jacksonville, Florida
27 April 2015 | St. Augustine
26 April 2015 | Daytona
25 April 2015 | Port Canaveral
24 April 2015 | Marker 110 - nort of Vero Beach
23 April 2015 | Jupiter, FL
22 April 2015 | Lake Boca Raton
21 April 2015 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
20 April 2015 | Bimini - North End
19 April 2015 | Bimini - North End
18 April 2015 | Bimini - South End
17 April 2015 | Bimini - North End
16 April 2015 | Great Bahama Banks
15 April 2015 | Bonds Cay, Berry Islands
14 April 2015 | Nassau, New Providence Island

Higher Tide

13 September 2017 | Jacksonville
Water covered our fixed dock and was threatening to flood the house, but thankfully stopped short. Minor damage to the dock and yard but the house & boat both suffered no damage. We were without power for a couple of days but it's back on and life is good.
Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes and prayers.

High Tide

10 September 2017 | Jacksonville
So far not so bad, highest gust at 33 knots and plenty of rain. Very high tide and it is not going down much three hours past high tie. Expecting the worst overnight and tomorrow morning.

Irma Prep

10 September 2017 | Jacksonville
As the Irma forecast moved west we decided to keep Charabia at the dock since there was not a better alternative. Rowed out an anchor both ways up the channel, dropped the genoa & stored it below. Tied up the main & cleared the patio of furniture.

Upgrages Gallery Added

28 June 2017 | Jacksonville
Added a new gallery of what we have been up to for the last year or so. All related to upgrades and repairs done to Charabia in preparation for full time cruising.

Photo Gallery Updated!

17 May 2015 | Jacksonville
We have finally sorted thru the almost 3,000 pictures from our trip to the Bahamas and posted the best to the various albums. Enjoy!

Home in Jacksonville!

28 April 2015 | Jacksonville, Florida
Helen & Mark
There was a little excitement leaving the St Augustine dock. Thankfully, the rest of the boaters were still asleep. We made the 7:30 Bridge of Lions' opening. It was a dull and dreary day and we thought we would see rain, but thankfully, it stayed dry. It was a much cooler day. We enjoyed the scenery and checking out all the new developments along the ICW. Mark's brother Jim took our picture as we sailed on the St Johns River and met us at our dock. He joined us in a celebratory drink onboard Charabia, toasting the safe completion of our journey. We had time to shower and change and then met Robert, Chris and Jim for dinner. Food was good as was the company. Robert & Chris, thanks for sharing our Bahamas cruise. We appreciated all your help along the way. The house survived and is in great shape. Thanks to our neighbor, Wayne and Evelyn and Jim & Deb for taking care of everything. Boat cleaning will begin tomorrow. Then boat repairs and upgrades will follow. Thanks to everyone who read our blog. We still need to download cameras, but we will add pictures.
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
75 Photos
Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015