TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

16 February 2018
10 February 2018 | Boot Key - Marathon FL
31 January 2018 | Pine Island Sound
24 January 2018 | Punta Gorda, FL
21 January 2018
11 January 2018
06 January 2018 | Ten Thousand Islands, FL
31 December 2017 | Russell Pass - Near Everglades City, FL
29 December 2017 | Ding Darling, Ft Myers & Marco
17 December 2017 | Roosevelt Channel
09 December 2017 | Pelican Bay, FL
23 November 2017 | Punta Gorda, FL
10 November 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
06 September 2017 | J & R Marine Services
24 March 2017 | J & R Marine Services
20 March 2017 | Punta Gorda Isles
19 March 2017 | Punta Gorda Isles
17 March 2017 | Captiva Island, Florida
13 March 2017 | Captiva Island, Florida

NHT 2018 - Florida

21 January 2018
Hosting the NHT Winter 2018 on TARDIS was great. There were two sessions. First with Charlie's friend Meredith and cousin Dan. These two guys raced with Charlie on STRIKE II for nearly 10 years all over the midwest.





Dan was the first to see TARDIS after she was purchased in 2006 in Mobile as salvage. She took a little longer to restore but in the end well worth it.



Meredith was one of the primary workers in the restoration helping Charlie many times during the process.



The first trip took TARDIS to St. James City and back with one stop in Pelican Bay. All under sail! Usually where you want to go is up wind or there is no wind at all. This three day trip was perfect and most of the 85 miles was spent under sail. The 2nd sail was 42 miles from St. James City to Punta Gorda in under 9 hours. Awesome time.

Getting Meredith and Dan aboard was no easy task as they provisioned the boat with more food and beverages than she's seen so far as TARDIS. Four trips on the I-14 in 15 knots of wind, 2' waves was a wet and wild ride. Departing was much easier as the food and beverages miraculously disappeared.

One Dan left on the 16th and another Dan arrived on the 16th along with a Joe. Joe lives in New Port Richey and was to pick up Dan in Tampa airport at 3pm. After flight delats the plane arrived at 8 and both were aboard with gear and more food by 11pm.



We got a late start on the 17th, Dan's Birthday due to the late night before. But we made it to Pelican Bay inspite of the weather.

It was predicted to be 5-10 with gusts to 30. What's that? Well Charlie knows now...it will be 30 steady. The Yanmar had a little hiccup and decided to make some noise...a little scarey as the entrance to Pelican is a bit unnerving. Let's just say the crew performed, TARDIS performed and after Charlie slowed down after a 0-60 start TARDIS was at anchor.

The rest of the week went well and we anchored in a couple new places for some beautiful sunsets.



First up was on the western shore of Chino Island across from Sanibel Island.



It was cold during the NHT 2018 and we got to test the new alcohol heater for the boat. It worked!



Drinks helped too...bar's open!



Next up was off Bunche Beach between Sanibel and Mantanzas bridges along the shore. That sunset might be the best yet.



Only problem with the anchorage was the anchor itself. It got stuck on something and was took awhile to get up the next morning

From Bunche Beach TARDIS took the outside route to Boca Grande. A 38nm motor sail. Many crab pots to avoid so the driver had to pay attention.



Next day after taking on diesel since we'd been motor sailing so much TARDIS headed back to Punta Gorda and the end to a 200nm ten day guy trip.
Comments
Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
About:
Lifetime avid, formerly competive, sailors who had their own J-24's. Eileen owns "Fun Police" and Charlie owned "Beerrun" sailing at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Both have owned numerous types of sailboats and have a great deal of experience in many types of small sailboats. [...]
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A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's chameleon circuit. TARDIS has just undergone a ten year restoration after [...]
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