The First Mate's Journal

Where to next?

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)

Windy days, windy nights?

15 January 2009 | Vero Beach, Fl
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Well we finally have the wind generator up and running but it didn't do a lot - there wasn't a lot of wind so we didn't generate much power even with the 10-knot winds. After putting the bimini partially up and seeing where the back support strut in the back goes through it, I finally got up the nerve to put a hole in the bimini. Then we managed to get the strut undone (of course the wind decided to pick up as we were working on it) - only breaking one bolt (replaceable), wriggle the strut through it and get the bimini back up. So we now have sun protection in the cockpit again. It's amazing how slowly things go when we're working on them - or how fast the day goes by - so much so that it seems like the day is over right after it starts!

Made salmon burgers and salad for dinner and we read a little and watched some TV. The only station we can pick up is ABC and there's not much on it so we usually watch the news and then read some before retiring.

By the way the water heater energy exchange unit/heat dissipater won't work with our hot water tank and there isn't an adapter to be found for it. Out side of buying a new water heater to fit it, it won't work... so we'll have to mail the part back to KISS and get the other one that expends the heat into the air (the engine compartment - it looks like). We also ordered the chip for our chart plotter for the lower part of the Bahamas and Central America so we'll be waiting for more parts for another few days as well as working on the macerator.
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