TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

19 March 2018
18 March 2018 | Florida
16 March 2018 | New Port Richey, FL
10 March 2018 | Indiantown Marina
03 March 2018 | ICW - Ft Lauderdale to Jupiter
24 February 2018 | Ocean Reef, FL
23 February 2018 | Tavnerier and Tarpon Basin
16 February 2018 | Marathon to Islamorada
10 February 2018 | Boot Key - Marathon FL
31 January 2018 | Pine Island Sound
24 January 2018 | Punta Gorda, FL
21 January 2018
11 January 2018
06 January 2018 | Ten Thousand Islands, FL
31 December 2017 | Russell Pass - Near Everglades City, FL

Tomorrow did not come...

28 February 2017 | Boca Grande, FL
No Wind
Was delayed for a week. Frustrating but all good. Maybe tomorrow will come tomorrow. Like the sign in the bar says "free beer tomorrow"

Captain Gene, Mar-Marina, suggested I change the primary filter after running the motor some and before going on a big trip. I took his advice and changed the Raycor fuel filter on Wed., 2/22, the night before we were to leave on our first offshore sail. That went well and diesel started right away only to stop a few minutes later...no fuel! I did not bleed the lines thinking if I just changed the filter I would not have to. WRONG!

I know how to bleed a diesel, been doing it for years on my David Brown diesel tractor. No problem until this happened - UT OH!!!

Luckily we're in Gulfport - no problem. I called someone recommended to me by Gene. Call was answered the next morning and I'd get scheduled for service (at anchor) the next day. Tomorrow never happened...after repeated attempts. Bummer. Thought I'd give him the weekend.

As Friday wore on, I thought it'd be a good time to buy supplies for TARDIS. We walked to Wal-Mart, 1.8m as the crow flies. Turned out to be 5m around the bay walking. We UBER'd back...awesome!

With no call from the mechanic and low on water with no way to drive the boat to a dock to get it, off we wint to Maximo Marina by kayak to go Walmart again (short walk from there). Easy upwind ride 1.2nm away. Got our tanks, filled them and ran into our friends from THE YACHT RIGGER at the marina. Turned out this was the best thing to happen. STEVE Lloyd and his dad gave us a name to call of someone who lives in Gulfport for the motor.

Saturday I made another run for water. Nice man at Marina's Cove Marina accommodated me. Did this several times, buying ice and gasoline for the generator. Need to run it now to charge the batteries and run the water heater for a hot shower.

I also called "Matt" the Yanmar repairman. He was helpful, told me who to call and how to bleed after changing the parts. He could not help for 2 weeks however.

Monday morning Mastry Engine Works was called - extremely helpful. They are the US Yanmar distributor and only a $10 UBER away. By 1pm Monday I had the parts and all were installed and the diesel running by 5pm!!! New fuel lift pump, new primary filter, some bolts and seals and she ran beautifully.

Tuesday more topping off the tanks by kayak, this time with 5g of Diesel each trip too. TARDIS has full water tanks, an extra 14g of water and ready to go.

Off in the morning. The cover shot is of one of the best sunsets on board yet. We also had lots of meals at O'MADDY's and explored CLAM BAYOU, a recommendation by the nice Cleveland Zoo biologist Jerry we met at the bar.
Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
Lifetime avid, formerly competive, sailors who had their own J-24's. Eileen owns "Fun Police" and Charlie owned "Beerrun" sailing at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Both have owned numerous types of sailboats and have a great deal of experience in many types of small sailboats. [...]
A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's chameleon circuit. TARDIS has just undergone a ten year restoration after [...]
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TARDIS's Photos - Main
Books read on this years voyage and things to do on the deck
22 Photos
Created 16 March 2018
The 2017-18 Journey Ends
23 Photos
Created 13 March 2018
Last travels for TARDIS spring 2018
20 Photos
Created 10 March 2018
Photos early March 2018 - nearing the end of 2018 adventure
15 Photos
Created 7 March 2018
Pics from the ICW Ft. Lauderdale and north to St. Lucie Inlet
44 Photos
Created 3 March 2018
Last Week of February Adventures
39 Photos
Created 25 February 2018
Heading North to Key Largo
21 Photos
Created 23 February 2018
Traveling through the Florida Keys
13 Photos
Created 18 February 2018
Heading South to Marathon
28 Photos
Created 10 February 2018
Last week of January before the journey to the Atlantic Begins
13 Photos
Created 31 January 2018
Photos from when the guys came to visit while Eileen was back home again in Indiana
15 Photos
Created 23 January 2018
Three nights, two rainbows, a ride on a Marshall 15 and our good friend Mike
11 Photos
Created 22 January 2018
First week 2018 sites
28 Photos
Created 13 January 2018
Ringing in the New Year
5 Photos
Created 31 December 2017
Last weeks of 2017
50 Photos
Created 30 December 2017
Middle of December 2017
26 Photos
Created 17 December 2017
Fun Times in the Sun. Florida Port Charlotte Area.
47 Photos
Created 9 December 2017
Getting TARDIS in the water is part of the fun!
25 Photos
Created 23 November 2017
Fun times 'Back Home Again in Indiana" and a Tardis working trip around Labor Day 2017
48 Photos
Created 8 November 2017
Final photos of 2017 Winter Sail
18 Photos
Created 31 March 2017
The end of the winter 2016-17 journey is near. Final photos before summer haulout
21 Photos
Created 21 March 2017
Travel and other photos from March 2017
22 Photos
Created 17 March 2017
Cruising and other photos - March 2017 in Florida
36 Photos
Created 3 March 2017
From our trip down the west coast of Florida. Baby steps
15 Photos
Created 18 February 2017
Projects, Trips and Other "Fun" Stuff. On the water now living the life!
51 Photos
Created 17 February 2017
Work Projects, Trips and other "Fun" Things
16 Photos
Created 17 February 2017
Best way to ring in the new year! Bragging rights...
13 Photos
Created 2 January 2017
Boat Projects
16 Photos
Created 2 January 2017
Water excursions in Sunny Florida
14 Photos
Created 31 December 2016
13 Photos
Created 27 December 2016
10 Photos
Created 14 December 2016
Photos from the boat leaving Indianapolis to launching in Tarpon Springs, FL
44 Photos
Created 25 November 2016
Miscellaneous Stuff
6 Photos
Created 25 November 2016
2006 to 2016 Indiana Photos. The TARDIS story is told through photos and their captions during her ten years in Indianapolis
18 Photos | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 25 November 2016