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

Florida Trip Summer '17

06 September 2017 | J & R Marine Services
Placida, FL
Charlie made a two week trip to the boat to do some work on TARDIS over Labor Day. It's great to be able to take your time without the pressure of a launch date.

2017 had pressure from a different source however. During the drive to FL hurricane Harvey bore down on TX. And right after that a new tropical depression was forming which later became hurricane Irma. It's a long painful process to be at the boat wondering what path the storm will take. As it turned out TARDIS was dead in line with all the projections for a "5". Lucky for TARDIS, not so lucky for others, Irma took a turn inland and none of the 290 boats in storage had damage. Charlie left on Wednesday, a few days before the storm arrived having prepped the boat as best as possible.

Top on the list was installing new refrigeration, a solar panel with hot water radiator, motor maintenance and a wax job. All got done except the motor work was incomplete.

Project 1: Refrigeration was purchased from CRUISE RO from California. We got new compressor with a cold plate. We met Rich Boren, the owner, at the Annapolis Boat Show and liked what they had to offer. Next up from Cruise RO is their water maker next summer.



The installation went without incident following their directions. Charlie never had to call for help either. Had a small issue with corrosion at the electrical panel that was easily corrected and had a cold beer out of the box the next morning!



Project 2: Solar Panel purchased from Custom Marine Products out of Michigan. Charlie was studying solar for the past year and happened upon their website. After a phone call and thinking about it, it seemed like the right people to do business with. The order was placed for a 160w Solar Panel with a Radiator and 12v water circulation pump for hot water. Tom Trimmer, the owner, was very helpful and explained everything thoroughly. What's interesting is that Tom is a member of Duncan Bay Boat Club in Cheboygan, MI where our friend's Gozzard is. Charlie saw the installation and didn't realize it at the time



The installation went as planned. Never had to call Tom either as their directions were straight forward. The plumbing was the most difficult part due to the location of the water heater.



The very next day Charlie had a COLD beer with his HOT cockpit shower thanks to Cruise RO and Custome Marine Products!

Project 3: Wax boat. Charlie didn't have to buy anything or call anyone for advice. So this project was free. A shoulder massage would have been nice but a COLD beer from the boat fridge worked just fine.
August 2017

A bunch of other little things were accomplished as well. It was tough work in 100 degree heat and sleeping on the boat. Fans help



Any trip to the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area of FL would not be complete without a visit with the BUCK family. Charlie got to spend the weekend at their condo. Unfortunately cousin Gail had a very scary health issue. It turned out OK for now and Charlie was glad he was there at the time.

TARDIS was left ready to defend for herself. This photo was taken the day Charlie headed north.

Comments
Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
About:
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. [...]
Extra:
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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Books read on this years voyage and things to do on the deck
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Created 16 March 2018
The 2017-18 Journey Ends
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Created 13 March 2018
Last travels for TARDIS spring 2018
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Created 10 March 2018
Photos early March 2018 - nearing the end of 2018 adventure
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Created 7 March 2018
Pics from the ICW Ft. Lauderdale and north to St. Lucie Inlet
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Created 3 March 2018
Last Week of February Adventures
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Created 25 February 2018
Heading North to Key Largo
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Created 23 February 2018
Traveling through the Florida Keys
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Created 18 February 2018
Heading South to Marathon
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Created 10 February 2018
Last week of January before the journey to the Atlantic Begins
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Created 31 January 2018
Photos from when the guys came to visit while Eileen was back home again in Indiana
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Created 23 January 2018
Three nights, two rainbows, a ride on a Marshall 15 and our good friend Mike
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Created 22 January 2018
First week 2018 sites
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Created 13 January 2018
Ringing in the New Year
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Created 31 December 2017
Last weeks of 2017
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Created 30 December 2017
Middle of December 2017
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Created 17 December 2017
Fun Times in the Sun. Florida Port Charlotte Area.
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Created 9 December 2017
Getting TARDIS in the water is part of the fun!
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Created 23 November 2017
Fun times 'Back Home Again in Indiana" and a Tardis working trip around Labor Day 2017
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Created 8 November 2017
Final photos of 2017 Winter Sail
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Created 31 March 2017
The end of the winter 2016-17 journey is near. Final photos before summer haulout
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Created 21 March 2017
Travel and other photos from March 2017
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Created 17 March 2017
Cruising and other photos - March 2017 in Florida
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Created 3 March 2017
From our trip down the west coast of Florida. Baby steps
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Created 18 February 2017
Projects, Trips and Other "Fun" Stuff. On the water now living the life!
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Created 17 February 2017
Work Projects, Trips and other "Fun" Things
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Created 17 February 2017
Best way to ring in the new year! Bragging rights...
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Created 2 January 2017
Boat Projects
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Created 2 January 2017
Water excursions in Sunny Florida
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Created 31 December 2016
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Created 27 December 2016
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Created 14 December 2016
Photos from the boat leaving Indianapolis to launching in Tarpon Springs, FL
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Created 25 November 2016
Miscellaneous Stuff
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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
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Created 25 November 2016