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


09 March 2018 | RAM Marina, Rio Dulce
Again, just about perfect
Four projects - complete!!

1. Chaps for our new Highfield dinghy to protect it from the extreme sun down here and a cover for the outboard motor. I'll try and upload some pictures, a super job.

Can you believe both the chaps and the outboard motor cover for $375.?

2. A new mattress for our aft cabin. We went with five inch foam. The old mattress had sunk in the middle so much that we couldn't sleep near the edge without rolling into the middle, it had to go. So now we have form fitted mattresses that are thick and comfy.

3. New cushions for the cockpit. The old ones we bought back in 2008 before our first trip. The foam was very hard and very uncomfortable for sleeping on overnight passages. Last winter we made our own covers that didn't fit very well and were looking pretty shabby. So we went up to three inch foam from two and new ones form fitted. They look awesome.

4. The woodwork in the aft cabin has been a source of embarrassment since we bought LB. A previous owner had stained the teak cabinetry with a burgundy colored stain; and it wasn't applied evenly, so we bit the bullet and spent three plus days sanding and sanding and sanding. Down and down to remove all the old stain and reveal the beautiful teak color. This morning I put on a very thin coat of clear satin urethane and it looks fabulous. One more wet sanding and a final coat will finish up this project.

I'll try and upload pictures. We are two very proud old farts.

All this for just over $1,000 USD.

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