The Sailboat Pomaika'i

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...

Maiden Voyage

Had a productive Saturday. Practiced docking stern first which is harder to do with a sailboat. Since there is only a single propeller sailboats tend to walk (move sideways, in the case of Palani to the port side) in reverse. So you have to...

Trip Down The St Johns

After everything that had happened the day before Friday started out with a wonderful sunrise on the St Johns. Standing on the deck of my new boat watching the sun come up over a river that’s smooth as glass was energizing and filled me with a sense...

Travelers Curse

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

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 7 months after Hurrican Matthew they’ve reopened Dock 2 and I moved back on Saturday. Totally different experience from being up in the cove. The area is much more open so it makes the boat seem bigger.  There is better airflow so fewer...

Plugging Holes

I’ve been taking care of a bunch of small projects around the boat. I’m still waiting on the insurance company to submit an offer to settle for the damage done 2 months ago. It’s been a long and frustrating process as patience...

Crabs!

Finally, Florida started holding up its end of the bargain for 2017. Gorgeous blue sky and mid 70 temps for the weekend. This motivated me to get out and do some boat chores. The first was figuring out why the knotmeter wasn’t registering. I...

Christmas Break

Took a week off of work for the holiday break. Originally the first few days were supposed to be dedicated to the sail plan changes but the rigger came out two weeks early and did the first phase of the install by himself. So spent most of the week...

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  • Ft Myers Beach Anchorage
  • Stow Away
  • Beach Marine
  • Sunrise Under The Bridge
  • White Egret In Flight
  • Brown Pelican On Piling
  • White Egret
  • Osprey On Piling
  • Sitting Brown Pelican