Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

24 April 2018 | Titusville Municipal Marina
23 April 2018 | Titusville Municipal Marina
21 April 2018 | Titusville Municipal Marina slip C100
20 April 2018 | Titusville, FL mooring field
19 April 2018 | Cocoa, FL
17 April 2018 | Cocoa, FL
16 April 2018 | Melbourne, FL
15 April 2018 | Vero Beach - last night
13 April 2018 | Sea Ranch Lakes, FL
08 April 2018 | Lakeland, FL
05 April 2018 | Vero Beach, FL
04 April 2018 | Heading to Fort Pierce
03 April 2018 | Leaving Chub Cay
02 April 2018 | Chub Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas
01 April 2018 | West Bay near Nassau
31 March 2018 | West Bay, New Providence Island
29 March 2018 | Highbourne Cay
27 March 2018 | Warderick Cay
26 March 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay
25 March 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay

One of those days ...

02 January 2018 | Titusville
Cloudy, rainy, windy, raw. Low 50s.
Raw, windy, cloudy, bouncy day. But not as bad as the boats where the small waves come right through the mouth of the harbor unimpeded down their fairway/channel. Or the boats out in the mooring field. I shudder every time I look out there. It is calming down a bit right now, but tomorrow afternoon it is supposed to kick up again, and be even worse for a few hours - some models say 40 knots. So I spent time adjusting my lines and adding a tweaker line to the port aft line that goes up to the pole.

So far, the damage to other boats in the harbor seems limited to various flags and some tarps. The sail on the boat in front of me is now also ripping. Before it was just the cover. There are a lot of neglected boats in Florida. In some cases, the decks and top sides are actually turning green.

My shelf still leaks. I found more leaking bolts way up in the bow. The good news is the fitting I worked on last time seems dry.

Still in the 50s at night (and day), but that will change tomorrow with three nights in the low 30s. Can hardly wait. Not what I was expecting. Payback for all those weeks when I almost never saw a cloud and it was quiet.
Vessel Name: Last Chance
Vessel Make/Model: Islander 36 (1979)
Hailing Port: Waukegan, Illinois
Last Chance's Photos - Main
1 Photo
Created 8 April 2018
31 Photos
Created 22 January 2018
Traveling down the Chesapeake and the East Coast
53 Photos
Created 11 September 2017
Erie Canal and Hudson River
33 Photos
Created 18 August 2017
Great Lakes part of the journey.
45 Photos
Created 15 July 2017
Boat prep and races prior to departure
12 Photos
Created 14 June 2017