The Sailing Vessel Pomaika'i

Sailing From Fort Myers To Jacksonville

I sailed Pomaika’i from Fort Myers to Jacksonville, FL where I live on her. While this trip was filled with challenges, it was one of my most adventurous outings. There were a lot of firsts for me on this voyage. First time sailing overnight...

Fort Myers Beach… Again

Another trip to Fort Myers Beach last week to move the sailboat to Olsen’s yard to have repairs done. BoatTowUS was great with a short trip across the channel to the yard. At first we were hoping that we would only need to replace the...

A Week In Fort Myers Beach

Spent a week in Fort Myers Beach on the new boat. Mostly it was just some time to unwind from work but I did get a few tasks done. Figured out the old autopilot system. I’ll probably replace this with a more modern (energy efficient) autopilot...

Port Charlotte to Fort Myers

Sitting here at the Fort Myers airport waiting for the flight back to Jacksonville (but via North Carolina for some absurd reason, Jacksonville is the redheaded step child of travel destinations) going over my simple “one day move” of...

Boat Shopping In Punta Gorda

After getting the settlement check for the boat accident I took a look through the websites that list boats for sales. A quick search found a 1979 Morgan Outisland 415 (41′ foot) for sale in Punta Gorda in SW Florida for just about the same...

Living Aboard The Sailing Vessel Pomaika'i

Hurricane Irma

What a stressful couple of weeks. Both the boat and I pulled through Hurricane Irma without issue, but I used up a whole bottle of Tums. Since I’ve become a boat owner in Florida, I get the NOAA hurricane reports sent to my Facebook feed. I...

Living Aboard A Boat

So I’ve been living on the land for the last six weeks at an extended stay hotel while I’m waiting for the transmission repairs to be completed on the Pomaika’i. After a year living aboard a boat, it’s given me a break to sit...

Traveler’s Curse

Traveler’s Curse is a story I ran across years ago that I connected very strongly with. Traveler’s Curse “I see. But have you ever heard of the Traveler’s Curse?” “No, what’s that?” “It involves experiences and their value. The...

New Boat, New Plans

I’ve been running hot all April (a poker term, meaning gettings cards and breaks going your way). Everything seemed to just line up for the purchase of my new boat. The boat was actually in better condition than I expected from the pictures...

Got My Backyard Back

So seven months after Hurricane Matthew they’ve reopened Dock 2 at the marina I keep my sail boat. I moved back on Saturday. Completely different experience from being up in the cove. The area is much more open, so it makes the boat seem...

Plugging Holes

I’ve been taking care of a bunch of small boat projects around the boat. I’m still waiting on the insurance company to submit an offer to settle for the damage done two months ago. It’s been a long and frustrating process as...

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  • House And Lighthouse
  • Doug The Dove
  • Cargo Silhouette
  • Keys Sunset
  • House On Biscayne
  • Light House
  • Moser Channel Black and White
  • Leaving Biscayne Bay
  • Seven Mile Bridge