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We are almost through the Thorny Path

Still having a “snotty” crossing today as we MOTOR east with eastern winds. The Thorny Path is beginning to “get old” (as the captain says). But we are so close to the end and then we can SAIL AGAIN! Advertisements

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We Need A Miracle

With a generator not working, we might have to cut our travels short and go back to the states. After trying to find someone to repair it to no avail, we really needed a miracle. Did we get it in Black Point, Bahamas?

Middle Ground, Bahamas is freaking scary

Middle Ground in the Bahamas is an area with crazy amounts of coral heads and we had to go through it while going to Highborne cay from Little Harbor. Time restraints did not allow for us to go around it. It was freaking scary as hell!

Big Blow You Say?

Gale Force Winds at Man O War Cay, Bahamas. We have located our Beneteau 40 sailboat in Man O War Cay to ride out our first big winter blow here in the Bahamas. The gale force winds started the night before and continued for 2 days. We made the VERYRead More …

Making the jump to the Bahamas

Crossing the Gulfstream from Lake Worth, FL to the Little Bahama bank at Memory Rock in our Beneteau 40 sailboat

Yikes We blew out our Mainsail

While sailing in some gusty winds in the Atlantic, the stitching torn on the connector for the in-mast roller mainsail. The sail was now loose from the ropes and flailing in the winds.  In this video what and what NOT to do when removing this type of mainsail and halyardRead More …

Installing a new Anchor Windlass

Our old windlass bit the dust and the Captain knows that pulling up the anchor and 100 feet of chain will wreck the ole back.  That means it is time to install a new one that works.  We got a great deal on our Quick Hector Windlass from Bacon SailsRead More …

Provisioning a Boat for Long Cruising

We recently outfitted our Beneteau 40 for cruising along the east coast and Bahamas. No Spam for us.  Maybe we’ll regret it, maybe we won’t.

Hurricane Florence Did we run far enough?

Hurricane Florence.  We can’t run anymore so now it is time to prep the boat to prepare her for this monster hurricane and hoping we ran far enough.

Take Me Up Tuesday

It’s time to take me up to 50 ft! I absolutely love going up this high. Our anchor light was burnt out so I had to go all the way up to the top. Sometimes boat maintenance is just plain fun 🙂 #thecrabbycaptainandthesunnysailor #boatlife #boatmaintainence

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