Lemons Way

The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.

10 September 2016 | Marina Real Work Area
13 July 2016 | Marina Real dry storage work area
08 July 2016 | Coronado, 4th of July, 2016
08 July 2016 | Facing the Dell at dusk
25 June 2016 | Summerhaven
19 June 2016 | Phoenix
13 June 2016 | To Marina Real Work Area
30 May 2016 | Commodore's Party
15 May 2016
10 May 2016 | On passage
10 May 2016 | San Carlos, Mexico
09 May 2016 | Slip 18, Marina Real
08 May 2016 | The Head
08 May 2016

Tow Boat US

20 October 2007 | Oriental, NC
Keith, late October, 2007
Everyone told me it was just a matter of time until I grounded on the ICW and that I should buy towing insurance, so I did for the peace of mind. When you have towing insurance, you don't have to have a panic attack every time you approach the side of the channel and your depth meter reads 2 feet under the keel. This is one of the ubiquitous tow boats driving out to get somebody. I didn't ground this trip, but as I was getting pulled out of the water to store the boat, another very large power boat was coming in (probably the boat this tow was going to save) that had grounded at night due to following electronic charts instead of the actual markers. That boat had around 5-10 thousand dollars in damage. One prop had a blade completely sheared off. The folks at Deatons Yacht service estimated that the prop alone would cost 2-3 thousand to replace. Kind of puts things into perspective in terms of the costs to maintain Tropical Dreamer.
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Vessel Name: Oz
Vessel Make/Model: Cascade 36
Hailing Port: Tucson, Arizona
About:
Keith is a 40 something year old Family Law Attorney from Tucson, Arizona who somehow managed to develop a love of sailboat cruising and adventure in spite of growing up in the desert. This blog used to be about how I took breaks from a successful career in law to become a coastal cruising sailor. [...]
Extra: Our sailing life has now come full circle back to San Carlos on the Sea Of Cortez.
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