Big Frisky

Kurt and Pamela are sold up and are sailing aboard SV Big Frisky, an Outbound 46 with the Kona Boys, Honu, Kona and Chico. Join us while we learn what it is to be Blue Water cruisers and see the world. Follow us on Instagram @big_frisky

15 December 2018 | Abacos Bahamas
10 August 2018 | St Peters, Nova Scotia
17 July 2018 | Hadley Harbor, MA
12 July 2018 | Cuttyhunk
29 November 2017 | Downtown Providence
11 November 2016 | Morehead City North Carolina
15 October 2016 | Annapolis Landing Marina
30 September 2016 | Two-Mile Landing Marina, Cape May NJ
03 August 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
01 July 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
30 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
29 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
28 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
19 May 2016 | Cape Canaveral
13 May 2016 | Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale FL USA
12 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 140 miles South of Fort Lauderdale
11 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 60 miles from Old Bahama Channel
10 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 50 miles north of Haiti
08 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 45 miles north of DR
06 May 2016 | Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI

Storms in the middle of the night

10 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 50 miles north of Haiti
Captain Kurt
Greeting from the bridgedeck of Big Frisky after two days at sea, Just North of Haiti steadily heading northwest.

The past two nights we've passed through two BIG storms. We haven't seen thunder and lightning for 6 months as it doesn't exist in the winter in the BVI. We run radar all night and pretty much anytime we want to track storms and so they are not unexpected but both of the last two nights they have been awe inspiring. One caught my watch on Sunday Morning at 0200 and the other caught Pamela around 0500. Its extra scary when its dark and torrential rain is falling and then lightning strikes and llights the whole scary mess up. Our steering wheel is at the back of the cockpit and while lovely in light winds you can get a breeze from the sometimes still cockpit its not so lovely with a torrential downpour of cold rain. Stand your watch, no matter what.

Today was spent sailing in larger cross seas off our stern qtr. It built steadily all day until we reefed when we had steady 25 gusting to the 30s. We switched headsails from our 110 Genoa to our 90% solent and tucked in a single reef in our main. We are so blessed to have roller furling for both head and main sails, its all done from the cockpit. Stll quite a project for us together but SO much better and safer than having to manually tuck in reefs from the base of the mast.

One of the last things I did before we left was change out the water pump on our genset so we have our power plant back! Very nice when we use our power hungry auto pilot, radar and running lights while sailing all day and night. Well time to go check the surroundings while on watch. Wish us well for a speedy trip to Ft Ladeda!
Vessel Name: Big Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 46
Hailing Port: Carmel Indiana
Crew: Kurt and Pamela
About: Kurt and Pamela have been together for sixteen years and recently married. Kona, Honu and Chico are avid sailing companions and are committed to keeping all ducks off docks wherever they may go. Kurt is a retired editor for a publishing company and Pamela is a retired college librarian.
Extra: After travelling through the Great Lakes and out the St. Lawrence Seaway, Big Frisky and her crew are ready to start the next leg of their adventure, a passage to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
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Wintering over in Providence
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Created 29 November 2017
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Created 3 August 2016
6 day passage from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale Florida
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Created 19 May 2016
The four days of Kurt and Pamela's Birthdays April 18-April 22.
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Created 30 April 2016
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Created 16 December 2015
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Created 24 September 2015
Sights around QC
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Created 18 September 2015
Cliff's hospitalization at Cleveland Clinic
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Created 31 August 2015
What we are reading
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Created 21 July 2015
Pictures of the people we meet along the way
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Created 14 July 2015
We love entertaining guests aboard Big Frisky!
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Created 30 June 2015
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Created 26 June 2015
Photos of the destinations we have been
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Created 24 June 2015
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Created 24 May 2015
Photos our our new ride
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Created 28 January 2015