Swingin' on a Star

Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".

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Coconut Grove

27 November 2006 | Coconut Grove
Today we decided to take our dinghy to Coconut Grove about 4nm across the Biscayne Bay. We wanted to have lunch and pick up some things from the chandlery while we were there. We got about half way there, of course, and our 8 HP Yamaha said, "I quit". Now a brand new Yamaha 2 stroke is typically a thing you can trust under just about any conditions, so I spent quite a bit of time yanking the cord to see if it would start again. Plenty of gas, gas line looked good, vent open, etceteras. We had a strong North East wind pushing us down the bay and out toward the channel so rather than drifting too far I picked up the oars. Hideko spotted the many dolphins that came to laugh at my plight while I rowed. With the tide and current working against us it took some time to get back to Key Biscayne. Once we reached a spot about 100 yards from No Name harbor entrance I decided to try to use my head a bit more than my back and take one last look at everything. Hmm, fuel hose squeeze pump is closer to the tank than it should be…

Our Yamaha is working great again. Be advised that the gas hose will work when hooked up backwards, just not forever. Hideko and I were talking about how it?? s not easy to get a cardiovascular work out on a boat. Well I have found a suitable way to solve that problem. When we got back to the harbor we went to the Boater?? s Grill and had a nice meal right as it started to pour down rain. Thanks to our fuel line issues we had a dry and happy Monday.
Vessel Name: Swingin on a Star
Vessel Make/Model: Saint Francis 50
Hailing Port: Las Vegas, NV
Crew: Randy & Hideko Abernethy
About: Randy, Hideko and Roq
Home Page: http://swinginonastar.com
Swingin on a Star's Photos - Swingin on a Star (Main)
Selected photos of Swingin' on a Star at anchor.
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2007
31 Photos
Created 15 September 2007
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