Simple Bottom Paint Job….ha! (aka: how a few weeks can turn into a 3 plus month boat surgeryapalooza)

With the peak of hurricane season approaching and our condo not rented at the time, we decided to head north for Cortez to hide from storms, make some trips to visit family and friends, and have Holiday hauled out for a routine bottom job. This made sense for a...

A Guide to a Leisurely Trip across the Okeechobee Waterway

So, you’ve thought about crossing the state of Florida through the Okeechobee Waterway (or maybe you just want to read about our experience doing so and see some cool pictures). You’ve done a little research and read about locks, short bridges, shallow depths in Lake Okeechobee, or rough conditions...

10 Hours, and 20 Drawbridges, and the Presidential Exclusion Zone….Oh my!

After almost 2 weeks in Ft Lauderdale on the mooring ball, we were ready to get moving again. We had ordered parts and repaired quite a few things that had broken in the Bahamas: new anchor windlass motor ordered and installed, new propane solenoid control panel, repaired primary winch,...