S/V Andromeda

IP44-35, fully outfitted for serious bluewater adventure.

21 June 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
25 May 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fla.
11 March 2020 | Snead Island Boatworks
10 March 2020 | Palmetto, Fl.
23 February 2020 | St. Petersburg, 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.

Andromeda’s sentinal

21 June 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 🌞
Today Andromeda was equipped with a new, hard-wired, Trak-4 GPS asset tracker. These units do a marvelous job of reading the location and alerting the movement of any asset. The service available is super cheap: $6/mo. with a 12 month commitment, or $12/mo. for month to month. Set up geo-fencing and get alerts on your Trak-4 GPS IPhone App.

Andromeda’s Eyes on the horizon

25 May 2020 | The Harborage, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Cap’n GSH | Sunny and fair
Andromeda's Captain has a clear eye on the far horizon using the premiere optical tool: Steiner Commander's.
I was amazed when I first put a pair of Steiner Commander's to my eyes at the Annapolis Saillboat Show in the summer of 1990. I never imagined I would spend $1k for a pair of binoculars until this moment, but I had to have a pair. They served me well over the years, but the rubber clad skin began a slow chemical degradation. After some time, 2014, I was moved to seek a repair, if possible, and sent them to Steiner.
Their repair service called with an amazing verdict. "Sir, we cannot repair, but your Steiner's are warranteed for life, so a new pair, Steiner Commander 7 x 50C, are on their way." 24 years after purchase and a free replacement! These now retail for $1,569. This is the most amazing warranty experience of this sailor's life.

Painted non skid

11 March 2020 | Snead Island Boatworks
Cap’n GSH | It’s Springtime!
I returned 3-10, to splash my Andromeda, and return her to the Harborage. I found Andromeda's interior very well presented; clean, with her cabinetry in place "like it never happened". Her painted non-skid dramatically improved her aesthetics; she now sports the skin of a newborn!

Chain plate replacement

10 March 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.
I returned 3-10, to splash my Andromeda, and return her to the Harborage. I found Andromeda's interior very well presented; clean, with her cabinetry in place "like it never happened". Her painted non-skid dramatically improved her aesthetics; she now sports the skin of a newborn!

Stores in lazarette

23 February 2020 | St. Petersburg, Fl.
Cap’n GSH | 🌞
Weighs 25lbs. Has nice storage bag.

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, Texas ranch and Andromeda (currently lying in The Harborage Marina, St. Pete, Fl.). Dish Go Anywhere TV is the perfect satellite 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
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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