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Vessel Name: Satagraco
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 460
Hailing Port: Fairplay, Colorado
Crew: Paul & Karen Harris
14 December 2017 | Green Turtle Cay
30 November 2017 | Port Charlotte, FL
21 June 2016 | Port Charlotte, FL
20 May 2016 | Port Charlotte, FL
09 May 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
23 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
16 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
04 April 2016 | Hopetown, Abaco, Bahamas
29 March 2016 | Marsh Harbor
19 March 2016 | Great Guana Cay
19 March 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
03 March 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
25 February 2016 | Key Biscayne, Florida
21 February 2016 | Marathon, FL
08 November 2015 | Port Charlotte, FL
08 November 2015
27 October 2015 | St. Augustine, FL
21 October 2015 | Charleston, SC
11 October 2015 | Chesapeake, VA
01 October 2015 | Deltaville, VA
Recent Blog Posts
14 December 2017 | Green Turtle Cay

Green Turtle Cay

After a 12/3 departure in the wee hours of the morning we dodged crab pots along the west coast of Florida and sailed on. After a couple overnight stops we made a 26 hour run from Marathon to West End. With a nice breeze and help from the Gulf Stream we ran 8-9 knots all night. Our smoothest and fastest crossing yet. Sadly had to sit in West End a few days but then we moved on and arrived in Green Turtle Cay. 9 days-we were happy. Andrew, the ever great dockmaster greeted us. The weather has been cool but we are enjoying it. Improvements around the area included a PAVED road all the way to town WOW. Family will join us for the holiday and then we will do some more exploring ourselves. We look forward to this winter sailing season.

30 November 2017 | Port Charlotte, FL

Heading out

After a summer sitting behind the house and surviving hurricane Irma, the boat is ready to go. I don't think she has ever been this clean. You could almost eat out the lockers. Because she was beyond naked for the hurricane, we pretty much started from scratch. We actually have our spare bedroom [...]

21 June 2016 | Port Charlotte, FL

Done for this season

Well Satagraco and her crew got to the house and her dock. Thanks to tropical storm Colin there was plenty of water in the canal system. We had an uneventful overnight sail from Marco Island. Leaving in the evening and sailing overnight probably gave us a little cooler temperature.

20 May 2016 | Port Charlotte, FL

ALMOST THERE

We left Green Turtle Cay (sadly) and spent a couple of days crossing the banks and anchoring in a couple more cays. We wanted to enjoy all the beautiful water while we could. We positioned ourselves in West End and had a lovely crossing of the gulf on 5/13. We had to motor across which after [...]

09 May 2016 | Green Turtle Cay

HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Well we waited a little longer and enjoyed the Green Turtle Cay Heritage Festival. The event covered 3 days but we decided to go yesterday (Saturday). We were told it was the Big day. After riding our bicycles into town we joined the festivities. We found some lunch--grouper burgers and watched [...]

23 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

During one of our recent dingy trips to different beaches and coves we found a bottle with a message in it. How often does that happen? On a little spit of land not far from the end of Green Turtle Cay the Atlantic sits on one side and Gillium Bay is on the other. All kinds of items come ashore [...]

Blue, blu water

09 December 2012 | Alicetown, Bimini Bahamas
Co-Captain 2
WE MADE IT!!!!! We left Key Biscayne about 6:45 this morning along with 6 other boats. There was no official "buddying" up but it almost seemed like someone yelled start and we were all off. 3 other boats that left with us arrived about the same time and we always had each other in sight. 2 boats headed further north. All the sails went up just after we cleared the Key Biscayne Channel. We ended up motor sailing a lot of the trip. The winds did not come as southerly as expected. The trip was great. It took us about 8 hours. One of the boats followed us into the harbor. He said he had trouble the last time he came in. Very trusting considering we have never been here before. The boat behind had reserved the end of the dock. We have a slip that was tricky to get into. The tidal current was really strong and it wanted to push us sideways as we backed in. We finally got us in.

The water became more and more blue as we sailed. Our depth meter stopped reading at 500 feet about an hour off the Florida shore. It started again about a mile off the Bahamian shore. The water became clear, aqua as we got close to shore. The waters around here still blow us away every time we see it.

We are staying tomorrow instead of leaving for West End. We are going to explore the town and beaches.

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