The Voyages of s/v Lucky Bird

21 August 2019 | Straits Marina, Mackinaw City
06 August 2019 | Village of Brockport
30 July 2019
27 July 2019
21 June 2019 | Wickford Cove Marina
20 May 2019 | Antlantic Yacht Basin
13 May 2019 | Homer Smith Marina, final Salty Dawg Destination
21 April 2019 | Frenchtown, St. Thomas V.I. Easter Celebration
20 April 2019 | Brewers Bay, St. Thomas VI
11 April 2019 | Nanny Cay Marine, Tortola, BVI
28 March 2019 | Green Cay Marina, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
25 March 2019
24 February 2019 | Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua

Final Planning for Phase 2

05 November 2017 | Turner Marine on the Dog Rover, Mobile, AL
The Final Preparation Plan

Today: 11/5
Painting as soon as the fog lifts
Move prop shaft further into hub
Spray paint prop with special anti-foulant paint
Reinstall mast head items:
VHF antenna
Wind speed transducer
Anchor Light
Remark the anchor chain, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150
Remove the old solar panel, design new brackets.

Monday: 11/6
Schedule launch date
Finish painting
Put anodes on prop shaft
Wax hull
Buy oil and fuel filters
Order aluminum solar panel mounting brackets

Tuesday: 11/7
Finish waxing the hull
Mount and test the solar panel
Final paint check
Set up boom with new lines
Finish mast prep
Work on new adjustable Jib cars

Wed: 11/8
Hopefully launch LB and step mast
Change engine oil and fuel filters
Receive ordered items
Mount new outboard motor pads
Check rig
Put on the jib

Thu: 11/9
Look at weather window
Leave? Or wait? To Clear Water, FL
Vessel Name: Lucky Bird
Vessel Make/Model: 1990 Moody 425 cc
Hailing Port: Kenosha, WI
Crew: Robert & Alice Smith
Alice and I have spent considerable time together on the water; cruising and racing on the waters of New England, the Caribbean and Lake Michigan.

Sailing is our passion and together we've been fortunate to experience the thrills, the camaraderie and the enjoyment boating provides. [...]

We seek the freedom, excitement and challenges of voyaging.

Lucky Bird's Photos - Main
This is our second journey south to the Caribbean. This time we've chosen to exit Lake Michigan and proceed south through the in-land waterway system to Mobile. We'll start around Labor Day and take our time exploring the history of middle America.
207 Photos
Created 28 July 2017
30 Photos
Created 12 July 2013
101 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
Bob and Alice return to Lucky Bird after spending the summer in Addison.
31 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Heading into the Windward Islands and further south
108 Photos
Created 22 February 2010
121 Photos
Created 11 June 2009