The Sailing Channel
12/01/2012, Annapolis, MD
The Sail Vicarious Series is now available to be downloaded from The Sailing Channel! The cost is half of the DVD cost in case you have been waiting for a great deal on over 8 hours of refitting, outfitting and long distance cruising!
10/05/2012, New Bern
Vicarious has sold! The new owners, Jim and Susan Trefethen plan to sail her to her new home in New Zealand! First a trip across the Atlantic and then to the Pacific via the Northwest Passage - awesome!
Jim may start a blog of their journey, and if he does, we will provide a link to it so you can continue to read about the adventures of Vicarious...
Kathleen and I are working on our next cruising adventure - OBX CAT!
Check it out at: www.obxcat.com
08/20/2012, New Bern
We have reduced the price of Vicarious drastically to $119,900. She is in sail away condition and very well equipped for long range cruising.
New in the past few years:
90 HP Beta Marine Engine, exhaust, trans, shaft, etc.
3.5 KW Nexgen diesel generator
Doyle sails with stack packs
Kiss wind generator
Raymarine 14 inch wide screen
Long range, HD Radar
66LB Spade anchor and 300' of HT 3/8" chain
All new electrical system and AGM battieries
All new Plumbing system and 4 bilge pumps
Splendide vented washer/dryer
Katadyn 7 gallons per hour watermaker
Screens on all windows and door
Full Sunbrella shading
Maxprop 22 inch
Engel Fridge and Engel Freezer
Racor Fuel polishing system
100 gallon fuel capacity
170 gallon water capacity
Air Head composting toilet
Isotherm water heater
Salt water washdown
Custom cabinetry throughout
There is a link to the Listing on the left side under Favorites.
Dreaming of Cruising
02/07/2012, New Bern
One day we will cruise again. But for now, we are getting back to work and Vicarious is ready to cruise with her new owner!
It looks like the crew of Vicarious has set the hook for a while. For many complicated reasons... we are staying right here.
If you are passing by, give New Bern a look.
10/24/2011, New Bern, NC
Vicarious is for sale. Email us at: email@example.com if interested.
10/20/2011, New Bern
Today Kathleen joins me at 43!
Update: We bought a used Honda Element as our "work truck" and are tackling our long list of rental house issues all day every day. It's a bummer to be back on land, but it feels good to be taking care of business ourselves and we are highly motivated to get back to cruising within one year - without the pain of owning rental houses!
10/16/2011, Neuse River, NC
We have had two wonderful days cruising from Norfolk to here where we are right now on the Neuse. Up at dawn, dry clear air, lots of wind on the beam, some silent sailing and two lovely anchorages not in the guidebooks, sunsets rife with the calls of birds, natural darkness and last night a huge blood red moon! This is what we do this for!
The only drawback is the huge powerboats rocking our world, but since the Caribbean when we are underway we have everything stowed very well. The thing that got us was the night before we got to Norfolk after one of those mean Chesapeake days with 4 ft waves and a one second period, and we were still with with our buddies from Equinox, a huge steamer far, far away caught us abeam during dinner prep time. It was so unexpected and so violent it caused a mess like a day in the Carib. Lesson for the captain: If you actually see a huge boat blow by in the distance alert galley crew to possible waterquake! ;). Trish from Equinox said it didn't bother her because everything that had crashed earlier on the trip that day was still on the floor! Lucky girl!
So these last three days, two nights have been a very nice end to our 18 month cruise. We passed the 8,000 mile mark today! We will also have wifi soon so we can post all of our pictures again!
We have A LOT of work to do in the next 12 months and we have been storming our brains so much we forgot it was Spencer's birthday today!
Anyway, see you around the marina!
Everyday is an adventure!
10/14/2011, Albemarle Sound, NC
So, changes are afoot again. Life is malleable like copper - able to be pounded into a bowl, run through a house for electricity, or woven around gemstones to create beautiful jewelry. We have been debating what shape our life will take over the next 12 months. We have an end result we are looking forward to and are planning for but there are steps we need to take in order to continue our beloved life on the water. We have made the hard decision to take over the day to day operations of our rental business in New Bern. We are paying people money we don't really have to take care of things that we can take care of more efficiently, cheaply and for example, without the stress of finding out that all the doors that were supposed to be replaced on our house were measured improperly!
So, we don't know how long we will be in a slip at the Hilton again, but no more than a year. We plan to take a possible 2 month cruise down south, possibly exploring SC, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Georgetown, hitting favorite spots with friends along the way, like Southport NC!
We must be semi landlubbers, but still living aboard in order to realize the next phase of the dream.
I know this might be disappointing news to some of you. Especially the ones who are waiting for the Keys video, but know that exciting things are on the horizon for Sail Vicarious and we will film all of it and each video will continue to get better and better!
Right now we are crossing the Albemarle sound. We left at the crack to get across before the 30 knot gusts that are forecast to kick up around noon. We are almost across and it is before 10! Yay! Hopefully we won't get grounded before the Alligator river bridge!
As always we like to hear from our readers. If you are in the area stop by and say hi!
10/11/2011, Solomon's Island, MD
We are cruising again! My happy place indeed. We raised the hook this morning and moved over to the fuel dock for 36 gallons of diesel and 170+ gallons of water. We were doing our first load of laundry as we were filling the tanks. There was a stream of power boats going by us as they were setting up for the power boat show.
We moved out past the hundred boats at anchor and did a couple of 360s so I could calibrate the auto pilot that I reinstalled. I spent the rest of the day making adjustments to the settings, as Raymarine cleared all my settings during the recent service.
We had a peaceful motor sail to Solomon's Island with our friends Dave and Trish a few miles back in their CSY 37 Equinox, that they are moving to Florida.
We are now anchored and expecting some wind tonight - but not before our cruising buddies join us aboard Vicarious for tasty food, good red wine from a box and fun cruising stories.