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

Long time comming

04 October 2010 | Rockport Texas
cool, Sunny and windy
I can not beleive that it has been so long since I have updated this Blog. I have to apologize all my followers and friends as I have really been quite busy and really nothing of major importaqnce has been going on.

The biggest events are that Gypsy Soul how has a new Roller Furling and a new 150% Jib. I must admit that that has made so much difference in the sail handling of GS. WE have been sailing a lot in the local area to get the nicks and little bugs out that tend to happen after a long eight year rebuild. Well I have to admit that I am quite surprised that there are not more problems but .... Knock on Wood... there have been very, very few.

About the bigest was that the 50 gal fuel tank has never had a breather vent installed. After trying to fill up one day and my fuel came blowing out at me only after 5 gallons ...I new something was amiss....Well that problem is now solved. Thanks so much to Gatewood Marine in Rockport for their expert advice. To any of you sailors or motor boaters That are in the area this the place to get repairs or advice of where/whom to get to do the work if they can't.

Well we are nearing the time for the trip down the ICW and the Gulf to the Florida keys and on to St Augustine Florida. Been working on the charts and routes. I am lucky that the Salty Dog web site
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has had two stories of their trip by other boaters with a world of information. I will try to update daily or often as I can on Facebook and my blog of the trip and what is happening.

Also I have added a new photo album "General Sailing" in the photo area.

Thanks for being so patient with me and Gypsy Soul. I also have a Facebook blog at : . Take care and happy sailing to all.

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:
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" -