Sailing Adventures of 'S/V Gypsy Soul'

Presently in Rockport Tx Catching up on bright work an trying to build a Bimini, and a dodger. Planned trip early March or April to North Florida.

21 March 2014 | Rockport, Tx.....Mustang Marina
24 November 2013 | Rockport Tx
10 December 2011 | House of Boats
05 March 2011 | Rockport
04 October 2010 | Rockport Texas
11 April 2010 | Mustang Yacht Marina
07 April 2010 | Pier Side Hook and Bull Boat Yard
27 March 2010 | Hook and Bull Boat Yard
17 March 2010 | Hook and Bull Boat Yard
12 March 2010 | Rockport Texas
11 March 2010 | Rockport Texas
27 February 2010 | Rockport Texas
25 February 2010 | Hook and Bull Boat Yard
15 February 2010 | Rockport Texas
03 January 2010 | Rockport Texas
12 November 2009 | Rockport Texas
15 August 2009 | Rockport Texas
15 August 2009 | Rockport, Texas

A Successful Launch

07 April 2010 | Pier Side Hook and Bull Boat Yard
80 degrees, windy 5 to 20 Kts, Cloudy
Today was a most wonderful day. After a rudder problem on the last launch, today at 1:09 CST 'Gypsy Soul' was finally launched and is how at home where she should be.....IN THE WATER. Its Been a log eight to 10 years of hard work, but the first step in my dream is finished, Gypsy Soul is afloat.

As I figured, we still had to tighten the prop stuffing box some to a slow drip. It was a steady stream when she first hit the water. No big problem, just tighten it up. Took a lot grunting and groaning, a few bruises and a few #%#@# but it finally stopped.

I have up-loaded a video of the launch and few pictures. Click the icon on the right side of the blog under "The Florida Gypsy Soul" to see. These will also be on my Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000434261460

We will be tied up here at the pier for a few days while they (Gatewood Marine) check out the newly installed engine. Then we will move to our new temporary home at Mustang Yacht Sales Marina. From there we will sea trial her and hopefully be on our way by the end of April or early May via the ICW and Gulf of Mexico (open water) to Jacksonville / St/ Augustine FL.

Well thats it for now, you do not know how happy I am to have Gypsy Soul in the water. So till next time Be Good... Be Safe.. and Have Fun
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Vessel Name: Gypsy Soul
Vessel Make/Model: 1967 31 ft Seafarer Sloop
Hailing Port: St Augustine Fl
Crew: Richard
About: Male 69 years young at heart loves to sail, loves the Naturalist style of life. Retired US Navy of 33 years.
Extra: Presently located in Rockport Tx Prepping Gypsy Soul for a sail back to Fl via the ICW.
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/gypsy-soul/
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Gypsy Soul's Photos - Main
The few pictures I was able to get
20 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
Pictures of the Houston/Galveston Highway and Rail Road bridges...and traffic as we cross the Houston Ship Channel.
16 Photos
Created 26 December 2011
Pictures along the ICW from Freeport to Moody Gardens at Galveston Texas. A wonderful Christmas light show at Moody Gardens.
20 Photos
Created 18 December 2011
See the long boring sites along the ICW
13 Photos
Created 15 December 2011
Rockport to Port O'Connor on S/v Red Clipper
15 Photos
Created 15 December 2011
Shots/Pics of the Water line raising.
26 Photos
Created 10 December 2011
Pictures of Fuel storage for six, five gallon diesel storage and 1 five gallon gasoline jerry cans and 8 cans of 1 lb butane fuel.
11 Photos
Created 1 May 2011
Pictures of the haul out and damage done by non protection of below water line paint.
33 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 30 April 2011
Mounting of Wind Generator
9 Photos
Created 5 March 2011
General Sailing in and around Rockport / Aransas Pass Texas.
30 Photos
Created 4 October 2010
The first underway time for Gypsy Soul and Docked at her Temporary Dock at Mustang Yaughts
12 Photos
Created 11 April 2010
The launch of Gypsy Soul
24 Photos
Created 7 April 2010
On the first launch of Gypsy Soul we had to pull her out of the water after 30 min due to a cracked rudder shaft stuffing tube. This show the replscement of it,
10 Photos
Created 27 March 2010
The placing of Gypsy Soul's Name
12 Photos
Created 27 March 2010
The launching of Gypsy Soul after Eight years of being on the hard
24 Photos
Created 17 March 2010

Florida Gypsy Soul

Who: Richard
Port: St Augustine Fl

Where Am I

'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' - "Mark Twain" -