One World's Adventures

03 November 2013 | Whangarei, New Zealand
05 October 2013 | Vava'u, Tonga
05 October 2013 | Niue
26 September 2013 | Palmerston Island
25 September 2013 | Palmerston Island
23 September 2013 | Palmerston Island
21 September 2013 | Aitutaki
17 September 2013 | Cook Islands
11 September 2013 | Tahiti
29 April 2013
25 April 2013
23 April 2013 | Pacific Crossing
14 April 2013
23 March 2013
23 March 2013
06 March 2013 | Panama Canal
04 March 2013 | Gatun Lake
02 February 2013 | Shelter Bay Marina
20 January 2013 | Panamanian Jungle
10 January 2013 | Colon Panama

Dead in the Water

02 April 2012 | 19 50.73'N:69 57.92'W, En Route to Samana
We are at sea for another night, sailing from Puerta Plata to Samana, along the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. As the sun sets, Kim and I observe quite a few logs and other items floating in the water. Kim asks the obvious question, "How are we going to dodge this stuff at night?" I answer with my typical response, "You are more likely to be stuck by lightning than for us to hit something int he middle of the night. And, even if we did hit something, it will just bounce off." What I did not share with her was my quick thoughts about waterproof bulkheads, bilge pumps (I really need to fix that one) and emergency hole patching supplies.

We are making this passage with one other boat. The seas are calm. Around10 pm we recieve a call from them over the VHF radio, they have caught something in their propeller and are dead in the water. I stop One World and wait. I can see their lights and hear bangs from across the water. After a half hour, they are back up and running. One of them had to suit up and take a swim to untangle the prop. How would you like to to dive into 3000 feet of water at night to discover whats wrapped around your prop?
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Vessel Name: One World
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 500
Hailing Port: Green Bay, WI USA
Crew: The Garner Family
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