Sailing with Allegria

19 June 2016 | Port Jefferson, NY
05 June 2016 | Deltavile, VA
30 May 2016 | Stuart FL
19 May 2016 | Stuart, FL
08 May 2016 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
01 May 2016 | Georgetown, Exuma
27 April 2016 | Georgetown
15 April 2016 | Hog Cay
10 April 2016 | Georgetown
03 April 2016 | Pipe Creek
31 March 2016 | Shroud Cay
27 March 2016 | Bimini
25 March 2016 | Long Key
20 March 2016 | Ft Myers Beach
12 March 2016 | Cortez, FL
04 March 2016 | Port Jefferson,NY
21 February 2016 | Cortez, FL
31 December 2015 | Anna Maria
03 December 2015 | Anna Maria, FL

Onset

07 July 2013 | Onset, MA
Dee
We had a good time at Martha's, hobnobbing with the Ta Ta's. Molly said she never saw so many Hinkley's in one place. I got some good photos which I'll post the next time we have internet. We had some great seafood and wondered around looking in all the shops. We decided to go over to Falmouth on the mainland to see if we could find some reasonably priced fuel and move down to get ready for the Cape Cod Canal transit. The tides were right for passing through Wood's Hole in the afternoon so we busied ourselves with projects. One of mine was to figure out why the starting battery was losing charge. It is a new battery and should be bullet proof. I charge it with an Echo charger off the main house bank which in theory should prevent any discharge. I found that the 20 amp fuse in the line from the charger to the battery was blown and replaced it a promptly blew it again. I switched the house and starting battery together and heard a crackling noise and switched off quickly. The engine room was filled with smoke and I had Mol switch the batteries again while I watched and I saw fire behind the engine. Mol switched off again and the fire went out. As I investigated, I discovered the main ground cable from the starter and chafed against the engine and exposed the wire and shorted to the engine block. I t was a miracle that we discovered it when we did and not while under sail which might have allowed it to get out of control. I wrapped it in tape and reinforced it with gasket material. It seems like all is well now. I replaced the blown fuse and the charger is working normally. If all this stuff keeps happening, I'll have to write a book. We went over to Falmouth and saw even more beautiful people, and waited in line for fuel, but did get a reasonable price. From there we went over to Wood's Hole and shot through and were spit out into Buzzard's Bay. A motor sail up the bay brought us to the little town of Onset right before the canal. It's a delightful anchorage and we plan to leave at first light to catch the tide going through the canal. The tides cause currents of up to six knots in the canal. This place also is a remembrance for us of a dear couple we met when cruising before, who's boat was named Onset. They were from up this way and we had some great times with them . Tomorrow we will pass through the canal and over to Provincetown, which should supply us with a lot more stories.
Comments
Vessel Name: Allegria
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby 42
Hailing Port: Tampa
Crew: Dee and Molly Strickland
About:
Dee grew up in central Florida and was sailing if the wind was blowing and skiing if it was flat. During his residency for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Cleveland he met the love of his life, Molly working as a nurse in the E.R. [...]
Extra: Dee, Molly and daughter Lisa left Tampa Bay in 1994 and sailed to Trinidad and Venezuela, and then back up the US east coast. Lisa was home schooled and then we returned to Tampa Bay where she skipped 4th grade and moved to 5th. She is now studying for her PhD in Art History at SUNY at Stoney Brook.
Allegria's Photos - Main
8 Photos
Created 9 May 2016
8 Photos
Created 9 May 2016
18 Photos
Created 1 May 2016
24 Photos
Created 27 April 2016
12 Photos
Created 12 March 2016
15 Photos
Created 31 December 2015
8 Photos
Created 27 September 2015
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2015
Block Island Vistas
6 Photos
Created 10 September 2015
7 Photos
Created 10 September 2015
7 Photos
Created 9 August 2015
7 Photos
Created 25 July 2015
10 Photos
Created 25 July 2015
7 Photos
Created 5 May 2015
4 Photos
Created 14 April 2015
20 Photos
Created 26 February 2015
10 Photos
Created 1 February 2015
5 Photos
Created 8 November 2014
16 Photos
Created 1 November 2014
15 Photos
Created 23 October 2014
4 Photos
Created 19 October 2014
6 Photos
Created 16 September 2014
22 Photos
Created 9 September 2014
1 Photo
Created 6 September 2014
3 Photos
Created 16 August 2014
12 Photos
Created 16 August 2014
15 Photos
Created 25 July 2014
11 Photos
Created 25 July 2014
11 Photos
Created 25 July 2014
10 Photos
Created 31 May 2014
7 Photos
Created 5 May 2014
10 Photos
Created 3 May 2014
16 Photos
Created 28 April 2014
14 Photos
Created 27 April 2014
18 Photos
Created 25 April 2014
18 Photos
Created 23 April 2014
15 Photos
Created 19 April 2014
7 Photos
Created 14 April 2014
8 Photos
Created 6 April 2014
7 Photos
Created 27 March 2014
18 Photos
Created 22 March 2014
7 Photos
Created 14 March 2014
5 Photos
Created 9 March 2014
5 Photos
Created 9 March 2014
13 Photos
Created 9 March 2014
3 Photos
Created 9 March 2014
10 Photos
Created 23 February 2014
16 Photos
Created 7 February 2014
7 Photos
Created 11 November 2013
16 Photos
Created 5 November 2013
9 Photos
Created 21 October 2013
7 Photos
Created 12 October 2013
11 Photos
Created 2 October 2013
12 Photos
Created 27 September 2013
7 Photos
Created 20 September 2013
20 Photos
Created 5 September 2013
18 Photos
Created 27 August 2013
11 Photos
Created 20 August 2013
10 Photos
Created 20 August 2013
10 Photos
Created 12 August 2013
11 Photos
Created 8 August 2013
14 Photos
Created 6 August 2013
8 Photos
Created 1 August 2013
10 Photos
Created 25 July 2013
10 Photos
Created 20 July 2013
8 Photos
Created 15 July 2013
9 Photos
Created 11 July 2013
8 Photos
Created 6 July 2013
5 Photos
Created 1 July 2013
Passage through New York Harbor and the East River
20 Photos
Created 28 June 2013
11 Photos
Created 14 November 2012
6 Photos
Created 6 October 2012
Summary of Allegria repairs and upgrades
11 Photos
Created 2 October 2012