Around the world with S/V Zephyr

The adventures of Bill & Tracy as they fulfill their lifes dream of sailing the world. We've dreamed of this for years and now is the time while the health is still good and there is money in the kitty to make it come true.

08 December 2016 | BetaLi Bay, Dominca.
06 December 2016 | Fort De France
30 November 2016 | Fort De France
25 November 2016 | For De France, Martinique
24 November 2016 | Fort De France
23 November 2016 | For De France, Martinique
21 November 2016 | Anse D'Arlet, Martinique
18 November 2016 | West of St.Vincent
16 November 2016 | Bequai
09 November 2016 | Hillsborough Bay, Carriacou, Grenada
08 November 2016 | Carriacou Island, Grenada
07 November 2016 | Hillsborough Bay, Carriacou, Grenada
03 November 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
02 November 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
26 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
26 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
23 October 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
19 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
19 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
16 October 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada

Break in and clean up

16 April 2013 | Kolonia, Pohnpei, FSM
Sunny with some clouds
Today was break in the engine day. We started at 800rpm for 30 minutes, then 900rpm for 30 minutes, then 1000rpm for an hour, then 1200 rpm for an hour. Up to 1400 for two hours and finally 1500 for the final 4 hours. A long day with the sweet sound of an engine running though our boat. What a change after 13 weeks of nothing. We just shut if off(1915hours).

We spent much of the day getting ready for our sea trials that start tomorrow. We took a short break late in the morning and headed to town to get our permits to go to Ant Atoll, about 25 miles from here. The cost==$25.00 for the boat and $10.00 for each person on board! $45.00 for a one day stop. We booked a second on Sunday so if this trip works out as planned, we will be back here late Thursday for the first maintenance of the engine. Valves adjusted, and cylinder head bolts tightened. Oil changed and fuel filters changed. Inspect this and check that. Lots of inspecting. During the run today, we still have some smoke out the back along with some diesel fuel on the water. It's going to take some time to get her all broken in again. It just takes time.

As the engine ran, we did lots of preparation for the trip. Being here for over three months, we have settled into the marina and with the insides being all torn up, not much was where it was supposed to be. So the day was spent just straightening up everything from the deck to the cockpit to the entire insides. Tracy spent a great deal of Sunday just working on the forward section inside the boat. We can now get to the forward head without tripping over boxes, blankets and parts. It's become like home again instead of a total mess.

So, tomorrow in the morning, we will be heading out to Ant Atoll. Motor running and sail a flying. Spend a night(maybe even swim!) and then come back Thursday morning. Tuneup starts Friday early in the morning.

We're getting there!!
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Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shin Fa 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado
Crew: Bill & Tracy Hudson
About: We've been sailing since the early 80's on lakes in New Mexico and Colorado and finally took the plunge and bought Zephyr.
Extra: We moved on board in April of 2008 and have been working and sailing her ever since. Up to Alaska and down to Mexico and across the Pacific to Fiji. We're now in the Caribbean in Grenada after making the crossing from South Africa 7 months ago.
Home Page: http::/www.sailblogs.com/member/svzephyr
Zephyr's Photos - Main
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The electrical connection with switch for the new Spectra Watermaker.
Our new watermaker--it still needs the hoses run but we are getting closer to getting the job done.
La Panga Restaurant and Marina Palmira office
You put your trash out in trash cans by the curb.  Here, they put it in raised steel containers to keep animals out of it while awaiting pickup.
OK, sounds like a restaurant I want to try.  Nothing wrong with a skull on the sign.
Boats in Marina Palmira.
Bigger power boats in Marina Palmira.
More boats in Marina Palmira.
Marina Costa Baja
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Looking West from the marina.
Looking North towards the hotel La Fiesta.
Boats at Marina Costa Baja.
We sat for quite a while just watching the sun go down and see all her changing colors.  Each night provided a whole rainbow of colors.
La Fiesta Hotel.  Nice place and just about empty.
Matt getting some relaxation at the pool.
They stroll the docks each day.
Along the sidewalk at Marina Costa Baja.
Looking down from above.  Boy, it
The view from the top of the mast of the marina.
Out into the bay.
The "Beach Club at the hotel.
More of the Marina and the hotel.
Pangas along the beach at Los Muertos.
The dingy dock at Los Muertos.
Looking out from the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Pelicans and the pangas along the launching ramp at Los Muertos.
The Sun glinting off the bay at Los Muertos.
What used to be the Giggling Marlin restaurant.  Now El Carbon.
Rock walls out by the dingy dock at Los Muertos.
One of the flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.  Look closely.
More flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.
The Eastern end of Los Frailes.
Ensenada de Los Muertos.
The ceiling of the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Blue goes hunting.  She knows there is something on the barbecue grill
With her toes spread, she is weaving on the life line.  The camera is still, she is not!
At anchor in Los Frailes.
The anchorage in Los Frailes.
At the pot luck dinner along the beach in Los Frailes waiting out the wind.  The wind won!!
Our new Fender Step.  It will make coming into dock much easier.
Our new Spectra 200T watermaker.  Now all we have to do is find the time to install it.
The Immigration Office in Ensenada, Mexico.  At least it is all in one building now instead of spread all over town.
The big flag by Baja Naval Marina.  An easy land mark to navigate to.
The Port Captain
The Mexican courtesy flag flying from our mast spreaders.
Celebrating crossing into Mexico.  The white wine had gone bad so we gave it to King Neptune instead.
Looking towards Ensenada Harbor.
 
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Created 22 November 2013
Around Kudat and the Penuwasa Boat Yard
39 Photos
Created 18 November 2013
Up the hills till an opening shows up in front of you and then see if you can get down into it. Not always.
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Created 16 November 2013
Some photos of our diving on the reef.
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Created 16 November 2013
Our trip around the north end of Borneo
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Created 16 November 2013
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Created 23 October 2013
Our trip around Malaysia starting at Tawau.
36 Photos
Created 21 October 2013
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Created 13 October 2013
Our trip from Tawau around the top of Borneo down to Brunei.
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Created 9 October 2013
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Created 6 October 2013
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Created 6 October 2013
Pictures of our dives off Musket Cove Marina
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Created 7 December 2011
Avea Bay on South Huahine and on to Raiatea Island.
39 Photos
Created 25 July 2011
Our arrival in Tahiti through Huahine
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Created 18 July 2011
Getting Zephyr ready to go.
37 Photos
Created 28 October 2010
My three days getting not only knowledge and some self confidence but nice and dirty.
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Created 26 August 2010
Heading South from Escondido.
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Created 30 April 2010
An old salt factory.
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Created 30 April 2010
Incredible sandstone
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Created 30 April 2010
A great place to spend time exploring.
48 Photos
Created 30 April 2010
Honeymoon Cove on Isla Danzante
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Created 30 April 2010
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Created 14 February 2010
Our continuing adventure as we head North farther up the Sea Of Cortez.
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Created 22 January 2010
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Created 1 January 2010
Our visit to the famous "Mushroom Rock" bay.
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Created 1 January 2010
Art and statues along the waterfront as you walk through downtown La Paz, Mexico
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Created 1 January 2010
Still heading South but now in Cabo San Lucas
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Created 8 December 2009
Making our way South along the coast of Mexico
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Created 28 November 2009
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