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

Time to come out of the water

14 May 2021 | St Lucie River
Sally Stearns | Sunny and hot
We dropped the mooring in Stuart on May 12 and made our way up the river to Indiantown. The ACE was in the process of dredging the channel. We dodged numerous barges on the way. The lock was its usual fun. We locked thru with 4 other boats. The captain received his usual scolding from the lockmaster for being so pokey, which set him off. It was a long hot day on the river. Once in Indiantown we tied up to the facedock and turned on the fans! We had taken the car to the Marina a couple of days earlier. We schlepped stuff from the boat and filled the car. Cleaning Light Reach for the summer is a multiple day task. Scheduled to come out at 10:00 AM the following day, we spent the night on the dock. The bugs drove us inside as soon as the sun went down, thank goodness we have port screens!

Haul out went remarkably well. Scott and the travel lift operators maneuvered the boat around the corner into the well with ropes. Her bottom wasn't too bad and before noon she was in her spot in the yard where she'll spend the summer. We took the load of boat stuff to the condo where both of us managed to find places to store it. We returned the next day to finish the job. All the canvas was removed, lockers emptied washed down with vinegar, bug traps laid out, ports closed and covered, thru hulls closed, stuffing put in all the orifices bugs and bees love to inhabit, wheel and all teak covered. It's exhausting just insuring it's all done. We settled up with the office and with remarkable optimism made reservations for the work yard come the end of October and a launch date a week later.

The picture is one of the dredges we passed coming up the river.
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
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