Hygiene Safety at Sea
You can never be TOO careful! We take personal hygiene and safety very seriously aboard the boat. We wouldn’t want to take a chance of Emma drowning while brushing her teeth. REMEMBER- Always wear a USCG approved Personal Flotation Device while brushing your teeth. Why take a chance?
On the Hard
We’re at St. Augustine by the City Marina and this boat sits on the hard every low tide. What’s more remarkable- someone’s living on it!
Can you imagine waking up to find everything 70 degrees sideways? On the same note, the occupant rows a plastic dinghy to shore with only one [read more by clicking on title]
It was Saturday morning the 9th of January and were tied to the public dock right in front of the Sisters Creek Draw Bridge which leads out into the St. Johns River. We started hearing people rustling outside around 6am and I looked out to find a busy boat ramp full of anxious fisherman. At [read more by clicking on title]
By Friday the 8th of January, the weather had calmed significantly and we weighed anchor(s) by 9am to cross the Cumberland Sound to Amelia Island. This time was completely different than the day before when we tried to cross the sound in gale force gusts and 3-4’ waves. On a falling tide we were pushed [read more by clicking on title]
Whale Gusher Manual Bilge
It has been said that there is no better bilge pump than a bucket and a scared sailor. I hope not to be that sailor.
Our CSY 33 came with a whale manual bilge pump. Everybody loves this bilge pump. It is built like a tank (much like everything on [read more by clicking on title]
sample CSY salon table
When we bought our CSY 33, the boat came with a rather large dining table with two fold up wings and a liquor cabinet in the center. I felt it really cramped the spaciousness of the salon and we eventually removed the table altogether.
I was looking for a coffee [read more by clicking on title]
On January 7th, 2009 we awoke with the wind rising and a chop on the river. The wind had shifted from the south to the West putting us on a lee shore if we dragged anchor. It was low tide but we still had plenty of water. The wind really started to howl and I [read more by clicking on title]
Gascoigne Bluff public dock
From our day trip from Two Way Marina we found that the house batteries we not holding a charge and there was a significant voltage drop after a short period. This meant we had to replace the 4 Deep Cycle Golf Cart batteries which each weighed about 80lbs. We would [read more by clicking on title]
On January 2, 2009 we moved the boat in closer to Gascoigne Bluff, which is near the causeway bridge and directly across from a public dock so we could row to get to shore. We started out with a 5hp Nissan Outboard that came with the boat when we bought it 5 [read more by clicking on title]