Lemons Way

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

17 June 2017 | North Sails Loft
17 June 2017 | North Sails
03 June 2017 | sea of Cortez, Mexico
03 June 2017 | Slip 18, Marina Seca
31 May 2017 | 2017 Memorial Weekend Cruise on Oz
24 May 2017 | This is happening in slip 18 at Real
20 May 2017 | Marina Real
19 May 2017 | Marina Real, Son
17 May 2017 | Oz, Slip 18
01 May 2017 | Marina Real
01 May 2017 | Bonoficios

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
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 become a n occasional 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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