The First Mate's Journal

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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson
05 November 2009 | Deltaville, VA
16 October 2009 | Deltaville, VA
26 May 2009 | Deltaville
25 May 2009 | Deltaville
24 May 2009 | Fishing Bay (N37*32.418 W76*20.203) to Deltaville
23 May 2009 | Great Bridge VA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508) to Fishing Bay VA (N37*32.418 W76*20.203)
22 May 2009 | Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520) to Great BridgeVA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508)
21 May 2009 | The Alligator River Bridge, NC (N35*53.847 W76*02.024) to Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520)
20 May 2009 | Alligator River Bridge, NC
19 May 2009 | Alligator River Swing Bridge, NC
17 May 2009 | The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557) to Alligator Swing Bridge, NC (N35*53.874 W76*02.024)
16 May 2009 | Eastham Creek Anchorage NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514) to The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557)
15 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort NC (N34*43.519 W76*39.898) to Eastham Creek, NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514)
14 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
13 May 2009 | Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831) to Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
12 May 2009 | Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5 to Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831)
11 May 2009 | Wrightsville Beach NC (N34*12.441 W77*47.965) SM#283.2 to Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5
10 May 2009 | Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)SM330 to Wrightsville Beach Anchorage (N34*12.447 W77*47.953)
09 May 2009 | Bull Creek, SC (N33 36.667 W79 06.228) to Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)

10/10 to 10/12

12 October 2008 | Annapolis, MD
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunny, 78 another perfect day in Annapolis

Today is boat show day. We get to wander among the boats, look at the various wares that the venders have brought and try and sort through what we need, what we want, and what we'll actually buy. There's two seminars that we want to go to - Don Street: Preparing for the voyage south, and Jimmy Cornell: Formalities, documents and necessities for cruising.

I visited the Gozzard 44 at the show. H.T. Gozzard was below and I complimented him on the boat (it's gorgeous of course). I asked Mrs. Gozzard how long it takes from ordering a boat to the finishing of it and she said a bout 10-12 months. Amazing. We went by Hot Wire and chatted with them about solar power and wind power then went on to find the davits at Garhauer. We bought the display model but can't pick them up until Monday after the show (they need the display of course) so it looks like we'll be here until Wed. morning. After we get them Monday evening, we'll mount them while we're in Annapolis in case we need anything, then move on before the power boat show. The solar panels we'll probably pick up further south since we'll be running the engine quite a bit while in the inter-coastal waterway.

The two seminars' we attended were standing room only but we were there early enough that we were able to sit. Both were very good seminars! We ran over to Faucets (a boat supply house) to pick up a replacement hinge for the Quick windlass that we lost somehow. Looking at the windlass in the display at the show, we couldn't see how it even came out (let alone how it was put together). I think it was a flaw in the equipt. But we got the part number from the person at the display then went to Faucets to order it.

It was starting to get twilight out so we ran over to ACME for dinner (happy hour - cheaper beer too) then the CVS (pharmacy closed) and back to the dinghy dock before dark (we don't have a light for the dingy so need to be in before the streetlights to avoid fines from the harbor master). Beautiful evening and there's a new Bayfield here it looks like a 32 ft? She's a beauty!

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Mid 70's, sunny, another beautiful fall day

Went to the Harbor Master's office and signed up for 3 more days then went through most of the venders we missed yesterday and bought some fishing stuff. The two seminars today - Don Street: Off shore preparations, and Jimmy Cornell: from the Chesapeake to the Bahamas and around the world. What dynamic speakers they are - quite a wealth of information and, once again - standing room only. Ate at Pusser's before heading back to the boat - they have a wonderful Cruz Bay Chicken and um make a mean Pain Killer.


Okay, today is pretty much see if we can get the water pump and head pump working, etc... We're going to avoid the boat show today since we need to go again tomorrow to pick up the davits toward the end of the show... general maintenance today, show tomorrow, then Tuesday we'll see if we can figure out the mounting of the davits so we can leave Wednesday?

The picture is part of the church at the Naval Academy - it's actually more impressive than the MD State Capital Dome
Vessel Name: Kolibrie
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Jackson
Crew: Wayne & Pat
About: Back in Michigan for Hurricane Season 2009...
Extra: Our boat is a Bayfield 36. Not the fastest little thing, but a nice little cruiser that we like to call home.
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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson