Sailing with Tradewinds

24 October 2012 | Key West
01 August 2012 | Flemming Key
29 July 2012 | 3-D boat yard
26 July 2012 | Boat Yard
23 July 2012 | 3D marina Stock Island
13 July 2012
08 July 2012
05 July 2012 | Isla Mujeres
01 July 2012 | Isla Mujeres
29 June 2012 | Isla Mujeres
28 June 2012
23 June 2012
23 June 2012 | Isla Mujeres
21 June 2012 | 20 14.610'N:86 44.444'W
17 June 2012
15 June 2012 | 20 14.610'N:86 44.444'W
12 June 2012 | Puerto Aventuras marina entrance
09 June 2012

Preperation

04 March 2012 | Oceanside Marina
Fernando
After a smooth sand and a coat of teak oil it's ready to install. Total cost to replace platform $2,700. My cost: 16 hours labor, $215 for the wood, sand paper and misc. hardware under $250 bucks. It's good to be handy.

The last big and final project concerning the vessel is a bottom job. Next week we are pulling her out of the water and going into the boat yard. "Getting pulled." "Going on the hard." "Going to the yard."

There Tradewinds will get a pressure wash, I'll do some minor fiberglass work to the keel, insatll the rebuilt swim platform and she'll get new bottom paint. Bottom paint is routine maintenance. She was pulled and repainted July 2010 which is usually good for 3 years.
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Vessel Name: Tradewinds
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 44 M/S -1973
Hailing Port: Key West, Florida
Crew: Commander Fernando & First Mate Nancy
About:
Tradewinds is a 44 foot sloop motor-sailor with a (LOA) length over all, of 48 ft. with a 14ft. beam. She is powered by a Perkins 165hp 354cuid turbo diesel, carries 280 gal. of fuel and 300 gal of fresh water. With her winged keel she is well balanced has a shallow draft of 3.5 ft. [...]
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Sailing with Tradewinds

Who: Commander Fernando & First Mate Nancy
Port: Key West, Florida