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

The To-Do List

26 April 2009
The surveyor's report served as a starting point for our project list. As we dove in and looked deeper we found more items to add to the list...... no kidding. It's analogous to buying a fixer upper to move into figuring the money you save on the purchase price plus your sweat equity will yield an updated place to call home. Such was our plan and as with an older home on an older boat you find things to continually add to the list. For starters we decided to:

1. Replace the existing dc systems and add several ac circuits
2. Replace the water heater giving us the option to heat water by ac, by dc and running the engine
3. Replace the stove with a LPG three burner w/oven
4. Add a 110/240 volt battery charger
5. Switch to LED lights throughout
6. Replace the bearings in the Kiss wind generator
7. Reupholster the cushions
8. Purchase a Hydrovane self-steering device
9. Upgrade navigation equipment including Furuno Navnet 3d charplotter, radar, AIS B, ICOM VHF and SSB radios, Pactor modem
10. Replace the head liner in the main cabin
11. Install an electronic tank monitoring system for the holding, water and fuel tanks
12. Repaint the boot-stripes
13. Stip the bottom paint and add a barrier coat and antifouling
14. Paint the bilge and aft lazarette
15. Mount a new pedestal for the charplotter
16. Relocate and rewire the bilge pump
17. Refinish the folding table in the main cabin
18. Purchase a new main sail with the shorter version vertical battens for the in-mast furler
19. Purchased a Gale Sail
20. Reconditioned the roller genny
21. Passed HAM operators license test, both of us
22. Install a Spectra watermaker

This is by no means the complete list and in fact the one of the most significant items deserves mentioning in more detail in the Saga of the Fuel Tank.
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