Monthly Archives: October 2014

They’re Coming in HOT!!

May 2, 2014: Naaaaaaaaa-suhWENya!  WanaBEEzeewhen-aaahhhh!   Okay, you probably have no idea what I’m trying to replicate here (but if you do – five gold stars!). We rose the next morning before sunrise.  The sky was choked at first with … Continue reading

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Open Says-a-Me!

May 1, 2014: That’s right.  May.  We finally made it to MAY.  Phillip and I both couldn’t believe we had spent an entire month on the boat and it had felt like only a couple of weeks, a few days at … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry … We Can Pump Gallons Out at a Time

April 30. 2014: So, we’d done our homework.  We knew we had a Lasdrop stuffing box and that it wasn’t sup-POSED to drip.  We also knew the guys at Gasparilla Marina would be sending a mechanic back out to our … Continue reading

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Good to the …

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re probably right, but be patient.  We’ll get there. April 29, 2014: While the run-aground in the ICW was certainly not fun (and quite embarrassing on my part) it, thankfully, was a very minor … Continue reading

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If It’s Called a Dripless, You Would Think It Wouldn’t …

April 29, 2014: Uh-huh.  Go on.  Say it.  DRIP.  We found while motoring that morning that we had a steady drip coming out from the stuffing box around our propeller shaft.  The stuffing box is basically a seal around the shaft … Continue reading

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