The Sailing Vessel Pomaika'i

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...

Maiden Voyage

I 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...

Christmas Break

Took a week off of work for the Christmas 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...

Sail Plan Changes

My big project, the sail plan changes, for December happened a couple of weeks early. It was supposed to happen the week before Christmas, but the rigger was able to squeeze it into his schedule earlier. A big shout out to SparmanUSA. If...

V-Berth Remodel

I took the Thanksgiving week off from the day job to work on the v-berth remodel. Except for the 2-day cold snap, it was a lovely week. I got a taste of what I’m looking for when I retire. Worked a few hours (some days 4 or 5, others 7 and 8)...

Head Remodel

One of the things that came out of the Hurricane Matthews experience was a case of the molds. During the height of the storm, there were a few small leaks that started up at various stages. When the conditions where tropical storm level there were a...

Boat Book

One of the challenges of owning the Palani is that the previous owner died so I don’t have an easy source to what the game plan was and the boat was part way through a refit before I bought it. As the Cabot’s were sometimes sold as just...

Prepping For The Weekend Visitor

Spending the next couple of days preparing for Hurricane Matthew to show up. This weekend should be interesting, my first hurricane. The picture above is Windytv’s prediction of Saturday morning. As with most people in Jacksonville been...

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  • Fishing Egret
  • Miami River Skyline
  • Miami Skyline
  • Miami Beach
  • Brown Pelicans
  • Miami Skyline
  • Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron
  • Gulf Of Mexico Sunset
  • Fish Dinner