S/V Andromeda

IP44-35, fully outfitted for serious bluewater adventure.

17 February 2020 | Palmetto, Fl.
13 February 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
01 January 2020 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
01 January 2020 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
30 December 2019 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
16 December 2019 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
16 December 2019 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
24 September 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
24 September 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
22 March 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
21 March 2019 | Marco Island, Fl.
19 March 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
02 March 2019 | Isla Mujeres
03 February 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
17 December 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
17 December 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
17 December 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
16 December 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
16 December 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
16 December 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.

Chain plate replacement

17 February 2020 | Palmetto, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 68
Friday, Feb. 7th, I pulled into Snead Island BoatWorks to put Andromeda on the hard for the dreaded chain plate replacement surgery. She will also have her non-skid painted to eliminate the unsightly moldy looking patches where her gel coat has withdrawn from the diamond’s valleys, exposing the raw glass beneath.
It was a balls to the wall labor day Saturday, beginning at 3:30 am, removing all of Andromeda’s contents into a storage pod. Will return 3-15, splash my Andromeda, and return her to the Harborage.

Andromeda’s green ground transportation

13 February 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | Typical Florida
This Glion Dolly electric scooter is a gas for transporting her captain around the marina and beyond. I have a pair.

Beautiful sounds

01 January 2020 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 68* & 🌞
Thumpin' Sub Woofer!

Beautiful sounds

01 January 2020 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH
28” sound bar

Beautiful sounds

30 December 2019 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
george henry | 75* and lovely
I have been tempted for some time to add a sound bar to Andromeda's entertainment equipment, and today I did just that with the Visio 28" sound bar w/ Bluetooth sub woofer. The sound bar is a mere $130 model, but it fills Andromeda's salon with a full, rich, thumpin' bass sound.
Through my Dish TV and through my IPhone or IPad, in addition to the video entertainment, I can stream Pandora, Amazon Prime music, etc.

Andromeda’s cable TV

16 December 2019 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH
Samsung 24”

Andromeda’s cable TV

16 December 2019 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 84 and sunny
The Captain splits his time between his Rockwall ranch and Andromeda (currently lying in The Harborage Marina, St. Pete, Fl.). Dish Go Anywhere TV is the perfect cable tv product for this roamer. Their basic service is only $35/mo. and on a mo./mo. basis.
Anyone remember Follow Me TV?

Andromeda's Luz

24 September 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH

Andromeda's Luz

24 September 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
After several years of shopping I was able to follow another IP owner's recommendation and replaced Andromeda's OEM lights with these. Their on/off/dim button is illuminated by a blue LED, and operates electronically by touch (not mechanical). I am extremely pleased.

Andromeda's Alexa

22 March 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
Andromeda is now equipped with the Echo Dot 3. This magic device cost a mere $40 delivered from Amazon. I am a novice operator but I can operate all of her WiFi control devices and a host of WiFi streaming content, like Sirius/XM radio, OAN News, Pandora, Tune-in Radio, You-Tube, etc. (with more to come) from anywhere in the cabin with voice commands to Alexa.
The Echo Dot speaker has very good audio quality, but I play through Andromeda's Panasonic stereo via its 3.5mm auxiliary cable connection.

Alpha's house bank and bilge pump

21 March 2019 | Marco Island, Fl.
Cap'n GSH
Alpha's 12v, 3 amp battery and 600 gph automatic bilge pump.

Alpha's anclado nuevo

19 March 2019 | Isla Mujeres, Mex.
Cap'n GSH
I haven't tried all the alternatives, but it is hard to imagine a better anchor for Andromeda's dinghy than the Mantus SS 2.5 lb. collapsible.
See:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_PMf0F64UM&feature=youtu.be
and:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw43j0A4tes&feature=youtu.be
Vessel Name: Andromeda
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 44-35
Hailing Port: South Padre Isle, Texas
Crew: Captain George Henry
About: The Captain, Master, and Commander of his vessel, answers to no “admiral”. http://www.islandpacketphotos.com/search.asp?CatLevel=&Cat1_ID=&Cat2_ID=&Cat3_ID=&Cat4_ID=&SearchText=Andromeda
Extra:
Andromeda lies securely tied @ the dock in Marina Makax, in the Laguna Makax, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, a great home base for western Caribbean adventures. Located in Isla Mujeres, just a short hop from Cancun, it’s international airport and many attractions. A small tropical island, beautiful [...]
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