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December 10, 2014

Felix Report – Riding the elephant

Filed under: Waypoints — Gesa Loof @ 12:00 am

The first 3 days went by in a haze, I was seasick and tried to move as little as possible, only got up when I was on watch or needed to go to the bathroom. No food for me. The weather was really tough, the wind came right into our faces, with around 25 knots and we had to take a lot of beating, while moving rather slow due to heavy waves and wind. Luckily, Kevin and Marco were fine and could take care of all the problems that Felix was presenting us (basically the bad fuel the consequences).
Meanwhile Marco tried to pursue his long wanted goal to fish a tuna, to eat fresh sashimi right on the spot (we bought wasabi and soy sauce in advance). He threw out some fishing lines, all with differently colored bait, to increase our chances. The first day no tuna was in sight, instead we caught a king mackerel. We decided to keep it and Marco cut off some nice filets. Just afterwards we realized that with this heavy motion no one is too fond of cooking, so off it went to the freezer. Kevin’s wife had prepared some very nice dishes that we could just thaw and eat, so at least the boys stayed well nourished. The following days went by without fishing, because the weather was just too wild (I was constantly fearing someone would be thrown overboard). Confused seas!
Sitting up in the helm (pretty high above the boats “ground level”), being moved around with this funny catamaran motion I couldn’t help it, but imagine we would be riding an elephant. Climbing up and down the waves, its taking us step by step closer to our destination. Good boy ;-)!

After only one day the starboard engine starved again for the first time. Searching for quite a while Kevin and Marco found a huge bugger inside of the housing of the primary filter. Of course troubles like that always have to come up in the middle of the night (quite likely, since night time starts at 5 pm and lasts until 6.30 am). Sick as I was I was very helpless, but could at least try to look at the radar, while Kevin and Marco had a very tough time, getting into the engine room in these stormy times, being tossed around, washed with saltwater all over and making the engine work again. My heroes!

Although these days were very choppy, we found nice moments to relax. A lot of harmony within the crew.

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December 3, 2014

Felix Last Day on Land!

Filed under: Waypoints — Gesa Loof @ 12:00 am

Tuesday – 02.12.14

Yesterday we decided to spend the day at our anchorage and wait for better weather. With up to 30 knots wind, we are well shaken up, although we have anchored pretty close to the island. The guys got a thousand things fixed, we got our water tank full, and everything is ready.

This morning the captain hammered at the door, and we jumped off the bed. Did something happen? No, just time to get up :). We left a mildly rough Tarpum Bay after around 1.5 days for about 3 hours ’til Davis Harbour. The weather was still rather stormy, so we decided to spend one night in Davis Harbour, a little closer to our goal, and sheltered from the weather. The sail was pretty relaxed because we had some tailwind and did not have to fight against the waves all day.

With a little time and a calm sea we start to throw out fishing lines and hope for a nice catch to complete our dinner.

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December 2, 2014

Felix Leaves Spanish Wells

Filed under: Waypoints — Marcos Pinho @ 12:00 am

S/V Felix update, at Davis Harbor Marina, Eleuthera 24°44’16” N 76°14’3″ W

We’re leaving tomorrow for the big stretch all the way to USVI. So I’ll condense Nov 30 – Dec 2 as best I can!

November 30

With both fixed engines, we were finally able to leave Spanish Wells. Early morning and we said goodbye to great memories, newfound friends, and the best stolen Internet service I’ve ever gotten on a boat.

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December 1, 2014

Felix at Spanish Wells – Day 4

Filed under: Waypoints — Marcos Pinho @ 12:00 am

S/V Felix @ Tarpum Settlement Bay (24º58’4 N, 76º11’3 W) December 1, 2014 2300 Hrs

These past days have been a bit rough and busy so couldn’t take the time to write. A lot has been done but one thing is for sure: Felix will be delivered better than it was before. Here’s a report on November 29, which was WAY LESS fun n’ games than November 28. Well, at least for Capt. Kevin and Gesa.

Mission: Saildrive Seal Replacement!!!!!!!

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November 28, 2014

Felix at Spanish Wells – Day 3

Filed under: Waypoints — Marcos Pinho @ 12:00 am

The day started off slow for me.

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Gesa and Capt. Kevin went to land to get chores done and I stayed on board, still recovering from the happy hour last night… According to their reports, it was a very fun and productive time – they met numerous kind people while visiting different mechanics shops, etc. Kevin happened to come across a fuel filtering system inside a house’s garage, which we were hoping to use on Felix to avoid any future fuel line buggers. When they approached the door, the couple inside simply said “come in!” , with no information on who they were and what they wanted.

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November 7, 2014

How to Sell Your Sailboat

Filed under: General — Richard Jordan @ 9:00 am

An overview of the main steps to take when preparing your sailboat for sale. The video features interviews of marine surveyors: Jon Howe and Paul Anstey.

Recommendations include: removing personal items from your boat, tie wrapping loose wiring, eliminating odors of diesel and the holding tank, and having a diver clean the bottom before the survey.

November 13, 2013

Fairline 50 Flybridge

Filed under: General — Richard Jordan @ 12:00 am

Fairline is a British manufacturer of motoryachts. In 1963 Jack Newington started Oundle Marina and formed Fairline. The company is famous for their Squadron series; they kicked off this series in 1991 with the Squadron 62. Prior to 1991, they built numerous other models including the subject of this review, the Fairline 50 Flybridge. In this yacht, one finds the family focus and high quality contruction that are hallmarks of Fairline. Today, RBC and Better Capital own Fairline.

Sources

http://www.fairline.com/en/about/history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairline_Boats

July 9, 2013

Hans Christian 4750 Explorer Review: Super Charged Hylas 49

Filed under: Reviews — Tags: , , , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 11:35 am

Hans Christian Offshore Explorer 4750 PDF Brochure (Click to Download)

Subsequent to Tony Seibert’s consultation on the Hylas 49, Tony launched in association with Hans Christian Yachts the Explorer series which includes this 4750. The model was introduced at the Oakland Show in 2000 and then trucked to the east coast for the 2001 show season. He contracted legendary designer Chuck Paine and famed sailor Nigel Calder to engineer them to meet specific design objectives for serious offshore sailing. The result was a breed of offshore vessels that took the marker to a new height in quality and construction. The more one looks the more one sees the countless hours of design from a true sailors viewpoint that went into these vessels. Continue reading “Hans Christian 4750 Explorer Review: Super Charged Hylas 49” »

April 3, 2013

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show: Featured Yacht – Mason 34 “Sugar Time”

Filed under: General — Richard Jordan @ 12:00 am

Annapolis Spring Show 2013

Annapolis Spring Show 2013

After a successful 2012 show premier, the Annapolis Spring Show is back again running from April 26-28. On US Boat’s website there is a list of sailboats who will be presented at the Spring show. Manufactures such as Beneteau, Hylas, and Passport will be representing their latest designs.

From US Shows
In late April, the second running of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and Cruisers University comes to town. Ego Alley and surrounding docks will fill with sailboats, both new and brokered. Catamarans, mono hulls, inflatables, day sailors, and paddle boards will complement over 100 maritime exhibitors on City Dock.

The expanded footprint will accommodate an even more impressive array of products and entertainment than in the show’s first year, which welcomed visitors from over 30 states and around the globe. Continue reading “Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show: Featured Yacht – Mason 34 “Sugar Time”” »

March 13, 2013

Visit Us in Booth I-35 @ Dania Beach Marine Flea Market

Filed under: Miscelaneous — Richard Jordan @ 12:00 am

Jordan Display of Yachts for Sale

The Dania Beach Marine Flea Market opens tomorrow in the Dania Jai Alai parking lot. This annual event provides an excellent opportunity for the savvy boater to find good deals on used items. There are everything from center console to giant sharks for sale. Of course, there is cold beer and food as well. Come by our booth at I-35. We have a sport fishing chair, helm seats, and other miscellaneous gear. The market runs from Thursday until Sunday, 8am until 6pm daily. We hope to see you there.

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