Strider's Circumnavigation

43' Mason Cutter

30 June 2009 | Charleston, SC
22 June 2009 | Charleston, SC
15 June 2009 | Charleston, SC
18 May 2009 | Beaufort, NC
10 May 2009 | Beaufort, NC
21 January 2009 | Beaufort, NC
06 January 2009 | Beaufort, NC
06 January 2009 | Beaufort, NC
27 December 2008 | Coinjock, North Carolina
20 December 2008 | Portsmouth, VA
15 December 2008 | Cape May, NJ
10 December 2008 | Sandy Hook, NJ
20 November 2008 | Bristol, RI
23 September 2008 | Newport, RI
22 September 2008
21 September 2008

Regrouping in Beaufort

06 January 2009 | Beaufort, NC
We have now lived aboard Strider for exactly one month. Since we left Bristol on Friday, 5 December, we have done three ocean trips and a voyage down part of the ICW, in total around 700 Nm. In a way, the past month has been a shake-down cruise for us. We have gotten to know Strider and her quirks, and we now need some time to do some repairs and prepare for our journey further south to Florida and the Bahamas. Among the things that need attention are our anchor windlass and our dinghy outboard. We are also considering replacing our feathering prop with a fixed one, since we have discovered that our near accident in Norfolk (when we thought that Strider was refusing to engage in reverse gear) was the result of the prop failing to "unfeather" to the reverse position while the boat is going forward too fast. Since the Norfolk incident, this has happened a few times while docking the 15 ton vessel with Ferdi discovering at the critical moment: Yikes!!!, no brakes!!
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Vessel Name: Strider
Vessel Make/Model: 43' Mason Cutter
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Ferdi and Marguerite
About: Ferdi Nortje is an experienced skipper who has 3 Atlantic crossings under his belt. Marguerite Moody was recently promoted to Able Sea(wo)man by the Cap, but still has much to learn!
Strider's Photos - Main
19 Photos
Created 15 June 2009
11 Photos
Created 20 May 2009
9 Photos
Created 18 May 2009
33 Photos
Created 20 January 2009
...and weathering gales.
15 Photos
Created 6 January 2009
Christmas in Great Bridge with New Life and Shiver.
19 Photos
Created 27 December 2008
10 Photos
Created 20 December 2008
12 Photos
Created 15 December 2008
10 Photos
Created 10 December 2008
Strider's maiden voyage.
14 Photos
Created 10 December 2008
Strider's rigging goes up and she is finally put to water.
23 Photos
Created 20 November 2008
Getting Strider into Bristol condition.
18 Photos
Created 10 October 2008
In and around Newport.
18 Photos
Created 10 October 2008
Some initial pics of Strider.
7 Photos
Created 10 October 2008

About Us

Who: Ferdi and Marguerite
Port: Newport, RI