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S/V Eleuthera II
Recently finished a career in the Fire Service. Should be able to enjoy the water more now. Just updated my USCG license and became an ASA instructor. Brand new owner of a CSY Walkthrough. Stay Tuned, progress updates and pics to follow.
On the hard in Marathon

Aug. 13, 2014 Had a most splendid solo sail from Seabase to Marathon on the bay side. Averaged 5+ knots on a beam reach. The only trouble I had was catching 2 lobster traps on the way down. They came off easily as I didn't have the prop turning. The second ball I kept as a souvenir ;~)... So now she sits on the hard in Marathon. The yard was a day behind schedule and couldn't pull her the day I arrived. I couldn't hang around and left her for them to haul the next day. My brother was down last week and went by to have a look and sent me a pic. Thanks Todd!
After some time off, the plan is to head for the Dry Tortugas!!!

Done at Seabase
doug ~ hot

Well I suck at keeping this blog updated. Oh well, it's not like I wasn't busy. The summer program season is over. I had somewhere around 80 boy scouts and leaders on board for the 5 day High Adventure Sailing program. All were very enjoyable weeks. We sailed, snorkeled, fished, hunted lobster and explored islands while enjoying the beauty of the Florida Keys. Until next year...

Off and Running
Doug Calm ~ Sunny
06/11/2014, Seabase ~ Islamorada

Today is the first day working at Seabase, a Boy Scouts of America summer camp for sailing, diving snorkeling, etc. in the Florida Keys. I'll be here until mid August running 5 day trips with the scouts from all over America. I'll post as I can pending internet availability. Should be a great time. It's hot but the breeze is steady but mild. Stay tuned.
Check them out:
Seabase Florida

breezy and beautiful
05/30/2014, Florida Seabase Islamorada Florida

USCG inspection complete! I am now ready to shove off after handling my Moms' affairs. Should start around the 11th of June. Looking forward to the sailing / snorkeling / fishing with the Boy scouts that this summer will bring. Here are a couple of pics from my time at Seabase.
BSA Florida Seabase

New Position
05/13/2014, Islamorada, FL

Well it's been far too long so time for an update. Projects mostly completed, I wanted to try to make more use of her. For me, it is a sad thing that a boat sits for months on end, especially if it is MY boat. So I made inquiries into the possibility of captaining for the Boy Scouts of America Seabase in Islamorada this summer. I had been aware of the Coral Reef Sailing program for quite a while but was never able to pursue it due to being way too busy. Now I find that with a little planning and the kids in college and busy themselves this summer, I decided to pursue the position with my wife's' blessing. College is pretty expensive so the extra income helped us decide.
It's been a long road getting all the training and paperwork that is required by the Boy Scouts as well as changing my USCG Vessel Documentation and getting the $400.00 fishing license and extra safety gear for the boat. That's all done now and I'm prepping like crazy to pass the last hurdle, the USCG safety inspection. Should be a breeze as I've had a solid, well prepped boat even before this started. I'll be starting in June after dealing with some family business and so looking forward to it! Here is the web page for Seabase so check it out;

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