Life Afloat on SV Light Reach Two Sailors and a Sea Dog

05 November 2021 | Enroute to Stuart
04 November 2021
03 November 2021 | Indiantown
24 October 2021 | Indiantown
09 September 2021 | Treasure Coast Florida
07 August 2021 | Finger Lakes region NYS
28 July 2021 | South Jersey Shore
14 May 2021 | St Lucie River
09 May 2021 | Stuart Fl
05 April 2021 | Stuart Florida
02 March 2021 | Stuart Fl
01 February 2021 | Stuart
30 January 2021 | Boca Raton
29 January 2021 | Stuart Fl
21 January 2021 | Boynton
19 January 2021 | Stuart
29 December 2020 | Stuart F:
25 December 2020 | Sampe as we have been Ho Ho Ho
17 December 2020 | Stuart
16 December 2020 | Sunset Bay Stuart

Sandy Bottom

05 November 2020 | Indiantown FL
Sally | in the 80's
Work in the yard goes on. We rented a sander and tackled the bottom. It was hot grueling work with bunny suits, goggles , masks and gloves. Between the two of us we were able to accomplish the task, what a job. It took three full days to get the decks cleaned to a reasonable point. We’ve got several spots where the steel wool used to keep bugs and bees out rusted and stained the deck. Not sure what is up with that since we have used it in prior seasons without issues. Scott chased dingy leaks and patche d what he could . She’s not perfect but hopefully we can squeeze another season out of her. I’m tasked with washing and polishing the topsides. I want to get the wash part done before we put on bottom paint. The marina was subject to an inspection from the EPA this week to make sure they were complient with all the multitude of regulations. We were all asked to clean up our work areas and to make sure there were no fuel cans, solvent etc stored under the boat so we had to lug all the fuel cans back up to the cockpit. We are slated to launch on Monday but ETA may change those plans. We’ll take a look at the weather tomorrow and make the final decision. In the meantime we have some boat guests who have taken up residence and show up at the most unique times. It seems we have a family of tree toads living in the cockpit lockers. Occasionally one will hop out and give you a fright. We don’t mind them and they eat bugs. Just not sure why they hang on the boat there are plenty of trees around.
The picture is me sanding doesn't it look like a real blast?
Vessel Name: Light Reach
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 37
Hailing Port: Annapolis Md
Crew: Scott and Sally and missing our CSO India the wonder Schnauzer she sails on in our hearts
Scott and Sally met in college, married and lived the average dirt dweller life for years always somewhere near the water. We fell in love with sailing in the early 90's. Summer of 2014 we both retired and became full time cruisers. [...]
Extra: "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield
Light Reach's Photos - Main
August 2015 visit to Keuka Lake (New York Finger Lakes)
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