Indian Summer and Other Sailboats too

15 October 2018 | Dubrovnik
13 October 2018 | Okuklje
11 October 2018
10 October 2018 | Korcula
08 October 2018 | Hvar
05 October 2018 | Split
29 September 2018
27 September 2018
22 September 2018
22 September 2018
19 September 2018
16 September 2018 | Israel
27 August 2018 | Southwestern Yacht Club
07 December 2017 | San Diego
14 August 2017 | Mission Bay
16 April 2017 | Marriott Marina, San Diego
17 March 2017 | Trinidad
13 March 2017 | Grenada,

Dubrovnik, Finished

15 October 2018 | Dubrovnik
Steve G
Motored again from a neat stern tie after playing a little boceball in town.

Tomorrow we checkout.

Okuklje and Sipan

13 October 2018 | Okuklje
Steve G
Motored this morning in the calmest water I've ever seen, it was calmer than Mission Bay on a calm evening. Like glass. About 15 miles to the other end of the island into a J shaped harbor.

It's beautiful here. But, there's absolutely nothing here except some mountains and three restaurant/ tie ups. The restaurants here let you tie up for free if you order one of their overpriced dinners. This will be the second time we've done this. It's clean, has electricity and wifi.

I walked the 'town' end to end in 10 minutes, there's one 'road' All houses here, as all houses in Croatia are immaculate, spotless, white, either stone or painted, but white. The people are white. Not a lot of diversity from town to town.

Yesterday, we did a three hour bike tour of the lake and Franciscan monestary, didn't lock up the bicycles or the dinghy, no problem... In the Bahamas they would take them and sell them back to us. It feels safe here.

It's the end of the season so things are very slow... Slow... And quiet...

This morning I walked up the hill 15 miniutes to the only church in town. It doesn't appear it's been used lately, probably 100 years..

Last night we had the famous Croatian dish Under the Bell... think Dutch oven. Not bad.

Today we're off the our last island, 8 miles away. No wind whatsoever and not a single ripple on the water... I'm not sure why this boat came with sails. Only used them once.

Sipan has 4 or 5 larger restaurants and a large harbor, a few large hotels, boceball court, its bigger than the last place. 2 hour motor to this long, long harbor.

One more trip to Dubrovnik and we're wrapping up the trip. I assume we'll motor tomorrow.


11 October 2018
Pomena on Mljet.

Bahamian tied to the shore in Pomena. What a pain in the ass that was. We had to tie all our lines together and let out all the chain. I rowed to shore with the stern line. About 20 minutes later we're anchored and tied off.

Tiny town, couple restaurants. Supposedly there's an enormous salt water lake, tomorrow we're renting bikes and riding around it.

Road around the lake today, visited the Franciscan Monestary on the little island in the middle. Very nice ride on a well marked paved bike path. I'm surprised to be honest.

Last night at least four tour boats rolled through here and a couple large tour buses. We're anchored on the other side of the bay but the karoake was still audible. For some bizarre reason Croatians love American music.

I found the two showers onboard, one in the head and one out back. I'm beginning to really like this boat.

I'm not sure how many days we've got left with this boat, I've lost track of time again. It's Friday I know that, but only because my watch says it's Friday.

Time to retire and buy a boat like this? Yep.

Vessel Name: Indian Summer
Vessel Make/Model: Cal 2-25
Hailing Port: San Diego, California
Crew: Steve
About: Sailing Indian Summer since 2014
Extra: Indian Summer is kept in Mission Bay at the Bahia Resort.
Indian Summer's Photos - Indian Summer (Main)
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February 2017
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Created 20 February 2017
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Created 15 February 2017
Went with Lee for a week. Started in Mission Bay, motorsailed straight to Avalon, then went clockwise around the island, Catalina Harbor, Isthmus Harbor, then Avalon. Motorsailed back to Mission Bay. Long and very fun week.
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Created 3 December 2016
Sailed to Catalina from Mission Bay, stopping in Oceanside
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Created 26 October 2016
Photos Of Indian Summer's Motor, Yanmar YSB8. This little once cylinder diesel engine has been both very reliable and very worrisome. I'm always surprised when it starts, every time. First trouble started during delivery from Redondo Beach, King Harbor, to San Diego, the water pump came apart, the previous owner installed the pump pulley off center. Dick fixed it. The mixing elbow was also installed with what looked like super glue. Dick fixed that too. Eventually, it was replaced with new. For about a year, the engine would just stop running, even after new fuel, new filters, new injector, it still would stop running. Finally, after the 7th or 8th time of leaving me stranded, I tore out every fuel related component, gas tank, filters, hoses, both fuel pumps, injector and assy, and replaced everything with new. Haven't had a problem since. Although I did have to replace the throttle cable after that broke because of chafing.
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Created 26 October 2016
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Created 26 October 2015
Flying the asym in Mission Bay with Dick on the bow. Tabernacle Installed October 2015 at Shelter Island Boatyard Dick Hohol and Lee Follmer helped. Actually, Lee Folmer did most of the work, and supervision. The boatyard lifted and replaced the mast. Dick really helped with the electrical at the mast and the actual installation of the tabernacle. Did the whole thing in one day.
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Created 26 October 2015
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Created 12 August 2015
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Created 17 June 2015
The West Mission Bay Bridge at low tide is 35 feet, the mast is 37.5 feet. Something had to be done.
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Created 2 June 2015
Cliff, the owner of Rainbow, Dave and I sailed from Hawaii to San Francisco. Typical day included rain, storms, 35 knot winds, and heavy seas. 21 days total. Two six hour shifts per day. Midnight to six am, then noon to Six. I could be wrong on the shift times, I didn't sleep much. I vowed to never do another ocean crossing after this trip. The two guys I went with were really great, fantastic people. This was probably the craziest three weeks of my life.
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Created 17 June 2006