New Life for Christy Lee

Detailing the restoration of a classic Spencer 35...

16 August 2017
30 September 2014
27 July 2014
07 June 2014
22 February 2014
05 February 2014
25 January 2014
02 June 2013
10 April 2013
25 March 2013 | Norfolk, VA
15 March 2013
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13 March 2013
12 March 2013
03 March 2013
28 February 2013
24 February 2013
23 February 2013

Made it

25 March 2013 | Norfolk, VA
Well, that was close! We made an intelligent decision and waited a day for weather to improve, only to end up motoring for a day and a half on a glassy Chesapeake Bay. As we were crossing the Potomac, however, a big wind came up and gave us some fun before settling into Reedville, VA, a small fishing town just south of that big river. Farther south the confused season (this spring has been insane!) threw another unannounced winter storm in, tossing the seas to 7' (2.5m) according to official reports and keeping us pierside. All worked out reasonably well, though, as I motored into port a few days later with a 12 knot wind in my face.

I'm here. I made it. My third (Christy Lee's second) voyage on the bay.

pic: Christy Lee motoring out of Holiday Hill Marina for the last time :-( .
Vessel Name: Christy Lee
Vessel Make/Model: 1963 Spencer 35
Hailing Port: Chesapeake, VA
Crew: Steph & the kids
I got a boat in the first place because cruising is a family thing. I have many, MANY good memories of sailing that involved my uncles, my grandparents, and the good people at VYC. My crew is my family, and anybody else who decides to come along. [...]
Extra: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Cap'n Mike's Info

Who: Steph & the kids
Port: Chesapeake, VA