TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

06 December 2018 | Peck Lake, FL
29 November 2018 | Pendarvis Cove, Stuart FL
14 November 2018 | Indiantown Marina, FL
10 November 2018 | Travel to FL
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

Getting Wet & Prepping Boat

14 November 2018 | Indiantown Marina, FL
Sunny, hot & humid, upper 80's
Today is launch day. Indiantown Marina travel lift operators, Jesse & Alex, are the best. The one thing I've learned about this marina is that they run on time - all the time. If you have a 1pm launch the travel lift is at your boat and you better be ready. We were! One thing we learned after being in the business is if you want to be on their 'good' list, don't mess with the schedule. Here they launch 1 BIG boat an hour.

Picking Tardis Up

It takes about 10m for Jesse to drive the travel lift to the well, another 5m to drop her in.

Going In

You climb aboard while the straps are still under the boat and check all the thru hulls for leaks, while trying to calm yourself down. Once you confirm there are no leaks Alex and Jesse pull you forward and you tie up, start the motor for the first time in 8 months. Hoping she fires up and that you did everything in order all the while taking deep breaths to try to relax. TARDIS started immediately. Whew!

Floating

Now you have about 30m left to warm up the motor and move to the assigned slip. OK, which way does the prop wash move the boat while in reverse? We only put one little scratch in the hull this time. Yeah. Luckily we picked a nice wide slip - 20' and we're only 11'6" wide. Easy. Ha

Tiny 37' Boat

We look kinda small next to the trawlers on each side. This was our home for the next 2 weeks while summer work was finished. Great dock with lot's of new people to meet. We had alot of fun getting to know our neighbors, make friends and party!

The week before the holiday is ''Thanksgiving Rendezvous" at Indiantown Marina. Boy do they do it right! They put up a giant tent, have food & beverages Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, and on Thanksgiving a feast, each party with GOOD live bands, too.

Big Top

We're guessing 150+ people attended the events. We met people from all over the world. On Saturday, cousins Don & Gail Buck (no photos - darn!) and Joe Traub joined us for the first party, FREE beer & food for all!

While we didn't take photos of the parties, this is where it was. Great place!



At night the palm trees are all lit up and the place is packed with partiers.



TARDIS is docked on the left about 1/2 way down the cove. Boats come and go all the time after launching and provisioning, making this marina ever changing and busy place.

Indiantown Marina Docks

So what did we do for two weeks while at the dock?

First and most important we had visitors. Charlie's cousins were the first to arrive on Saturday. We hung out, had lunch in town, and planned meeting up in the spring hopefully. It was great to see them again. Same day, Joe showed up to help with electrical work. We can't thank JOE enough for taking 3 days out of his life to help us AGAIN. Here we are relaxing with RUM after a day of work!

Relaxing after a hard day

Joe wired the 1) Watermaker, 2) Inverter and 3) Autohelm. It would have taken Charlie weeks to do what Joe did in 3 days, AND it looks professional too! Thanks Joe.

After the wiring was in place, Charlie finished up plumbing the watermaker. What a maze of water lines of various colors and sizes!



Time will tell if it works.



We also picked up the dinghy, applied the registration numbers, and got it set up in the davits.





Eileen varnished the floor.



Charlie installed the bluetooth stereo with remote so we can play all the music Dan Walker sent.



Since we were working and had not provisioned food yet, we opted to breakfasts at Crackers Cafe in town and dinners at Guatemex Restaurant at night, both great places.





Eileen and Charlie worked on setting up the Jerry cans on deck.





There was so much more we did to get ready to go but finally it was time to 'get out of dodge' and relax in our home. The salon has a new look thanks to Patty Hole who made our new cushions this summer.

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. [...]
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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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