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Wyvern's Wanderings
Vessel Name: Wyvern
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Irwin Ketch
Hailing Port: El Jobean, Florida
About: Charlie and Phyllis Atha
About: After living aboard our 42' Irwin for almost 10 years, we sold her and bought a home in El Jobean, Florida. Bought a storm damaged 1996 Hunter 45 and have been working on it for the past 3 years. THEN we sold the Hunter and purchased the Irwin back. Feels like home!
Extra: Both Charlie and Phyllis are USCG licensed captains and ASA sailing instructors.
Recent Blog Posts
12 February 2016 | Frasier Hog Cay, Bahamas
Make It Easy and Wyvern made an early night and had a restful night’s sleep. Troy and Lori on Gypsy Soul wasn’t so lucky. Their anchor rode kept wrapping around their keel sitting them sideways to the wind. With more boat exposed to the wind, I guess, the anchor wouldn’t stay set. Make It Easy [...]
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11 February 2016 | Frasier Hog Cay, Bahamas
Charlie and I spent Wednesday morning getting the boat ready to do the overnight sail across the Great Bahama Bank. Normally, we take two days to cross and spend one night on the banks. The Banks are only 7 to 15 feet deep the whole way across, so we just move off the normal tracks that boats travel [...]
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09 February 2016 | Gun Cay, Bahamas
Another windy night. Winds blew around 20 all night. I got up at 1:00 in the morning when it seemed that the winds had come up still more. I used the wind speed indicator that Aaron gave us several years ago and clocked mostly 18 to 22, with gusts up to 25 kts. I sat in the cockpit for about an hour [...]
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08 February 2016 | Gun Cay, Bahamas
Busy morning. Listened to Chris Parker for the weather. Tim and Troy came by about 7:30 to discuss the weather and our plans. Charlie and I have decided to leave the marina today and sail back down to Gun Cay. Make It Easy and Gypsy Soul are more comfortable waiting out tonights wind storm in the [...]
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07 February 2016 | Blue Water Marina, Alicetown, Bimini, Bahamas
Sort of a lazy, do nothing day. The front came in this morning as predicted bringing high winds, 25 to 30 kts, but very little rain. A bit disappointing because Tim and I were ready to catch some water. The sun came out late morning warming things up a bit, but the wind was quite chilly. Our cockpit [...]
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06 February 2016 | Blue Water Marina, Alicetown, Bimini, Bahamas
This photo is from yesterday when the weather was overcast, windy and cool. Much different than today.
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