The First Mate's Journal

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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson
05 November 2009 | Deltaville, VA
16 October 2009 | Deltaville, VA
26 May 2009 | Deltaville
25 May 2009 | Deltaville
24 May 2009 | Fishing Bay (N37*32.418 W76*20.203) to Deltaville
23 May 2009 | Great Bridge VA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508) to Fishing Bay VA (N37*32.418 W76*20.203)
22 May 2009 | Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520) to Great BridgeVA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508)
21 May 2009 | The Alligator River Bridge, NC (N35*53.847 W76*02.024) to Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520)
20 May 2009 | Alligator River Bridge, NC
19 May 2009 | Alligator River Swing Bridge, NC
17 May 2009 | The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557) to Alligator Swing Bridge, NC (N35*53.874 W76*02.024)
16 May 2009 | Eastham Creek Anchorage NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514) to The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557)
15 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort NC (N34*43.519 W76*39.898) to Eastham Creek, NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514)
14 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
13 May 2009 | Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831) to Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
12 May 2009 | Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5 to Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831)
11 May 2009 | Wrightsville Beach NC (N34*12.441 W77*47.965) SM#283.2 to Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5
10 May 2009 | Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)SM330 to Wrightsville Beach Anchorage (N34*12.447 W77*47.953)
09 May 2009 | Bull Creek, SC (N33 36.667 W79 06.228) to Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)

It's time to become a sailboat again!

12 September 2008 | Catskill, NY
Cloudy, Cool, then Rainnnn, Rainnnn and more rain.
Today was spent putting the mast back up, boom, and rigging, then wiring for the mast (since the rain chased us in). The sails will have to wait until the rain stops. But she's looking like a sailboat again! Yay!!! The cradles are gone and soon we'll have the decks cleared of our sail bags and other stored items. We moved from the main dock where the hoist is before low tide occurred, otherwise we'd have been stuck in the mud. Pretty shallow there.

The guys here are amazing - very helpful and friendly. They know their stuff too.

It looks like tomorrow we'll get a weather window and if we time it right with the tide and current we should be able to get to Pollepel Island and anchor off there - then the following day we'll go past West Point and we're going to try to get to Liberty Island and anchor off there. From there, we need to go out to the Atlantic (this is a long day - 22 hours straight if we can do it - then back in to Cape May, then up Delaware Bay up to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. We need to go out shore around New Jersey because it's to shallow for us to stay in the Inner coastal waterway in that area. That's the plan, weather permitting, so we're going to try to get to the SSCA Gam coming up Sept. 20th before the Annapolis Boat Show. So there may not be any posts for a week or so since we'll be anchoring until we get near Annapolis. All things are tentative depending on the weather.

Tested out our new lights on the mast tonight after dark and the %*#&$ deck light that didn't work before, still doesn't work (new bulb $12.00, me swearing at it - priceless). All the others are working pretty good so Wayne's magnificent wiring job (match up all the pretty colors in the right order) worked once again. It also helps, we found, to take pictures of the schematics before taking them apart - it's no fun shoving a large framed body down near the mast. My little hands came in handy today too J
Vessel Name: Kolibrie
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Jackson
Crew: Wayne & Pat
About: Back in Michigan for Hurricane Season 2009...
Extra: Our boat is a Bayfield 36. Not the fastest little thing, but a nice little cruiser that we like to call home.
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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson