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

Winds and Waves

11 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 60 miles from Old Bahama Channel
Captain Kurt
Well race fans we're in the final back straight heading for turn 3 then the short shoot on the old bahama channel that spits us out into turn 4 to point it north for the final straight away that should be quite a drag race when we pick up the gulf stream. Rumored to be 2-3 knots in our favor heading north this could be the moist exciting part of the journey - get the wind right and its smooth sailing to the north on the magic carper of the gulf stream. Get the winds wrong and it can be a terrifying wind against wave effect that build steep blocky waves that can come crashing down on the bow punishing the unsuspecting voyager. In our case we are suspecting so we'll make a game day call on the transit of the approximately 50 mile wide swath of this famous current. One of the most famous currents along with the angehelia current of SW africa we are crossing our fingers for east south east winds that would be picture perfect. The weather forecast is calling right now for east north east winds which may be dicey depending on the strength of the wind. Its still a couple days out so it may change. Our trip leader gave us some strategies for winds that have any northerly component so we'll have to wait and see.

The mood on Big Frisky is upbeat given out 4 day average of 181 miles per day exceeded our expectations of 175 per day. We hope to be in the OBC by nightfall and will let you know how our overnight transit goes in the morning. The dogs are doing well with their ever chipper attitude that always lifts the spirits on your 0400 watch change. Nights watches have been amongst the galaxy's most spectacular with the milky way sheeting the across night sky like a rain storm in the distance.
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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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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Photos our our new ride
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Created 28 January 2015