Are you seeking some adventure in your life? You’d better hurry up and seriously consider this opportunity before it’s gone. Lindsay has already booked some of the legs of our Trans-Atlantic crossing this spring!
After two years of continuous upgrading (called refitting) and purchasing of new safety equipment, we are now on schedule to cross the Atlantic Ocean in May and June of this year. We are joining the ARC Europe Rally for safety and comradery in the anchorages along the way. We are only asking for a “cost share” on the crossings.
So far we have a couple of people that have committed to two different legs of the crossing. You could go all the way across the ocean, or just a part of it.
If you are considering taking a trip-of-a-lifetime, click on the link to our website below for locations and dates, then get in touch with us for special rates. Discounts for experienced sailors!
Skip the twelve hours of sailing in both directions from Key West to the Dry Tortugas National Park. Choose this add-on product, in addition to any of our liveboard charters from one to seven days. Purchase your ferry tickets and enjoy the 2.5 hour ride to Fort Jefferson.
We will sail the boat the day before and meet you there with eight full tanks of air and a Bauer JRII compressor. Using this compressor, three divers and a guide may dive two tanks up to twice per day in the Dry Tortugas National Park with us!
This is a video of some footage taken during our evacuation from Irma to Mexico. We motored and motor-sailed for a total of 67 hours nonstop, just Lindsay and me. Having enough fuel was the biggest issue, as we didn’t know how to research the exact location of the Gulf Stream, the Gulf Loop or the Yucatan Current. Heck, I didn’t even know about the Gulf Loop until Lindsay discovered it online. We now we know that we were fighting current almost the entire way.
In this video, I try to show you a couple of tactics for conserving fuel. We ended up making it, of course, but I was unsure for several hours along the journey. Oh, and it’s music is Journey: Cool the Engines. Have fun!
Sorry to post after the fact on something so important as our safety.
On Tuesday, the 6th of September, we evacuated from Key West onboard Makara. We headed to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, which is the first entry point into the country on the Yucatan Peninsula.
We had posted updated on Facebook, which broadcast our position as we traveled across the Gulf Stream.
We are safe and sound in Isla Mujeres, and well rested after driving our boat for 67 hours straight. Lindsay and I did 4 hours shifts the entire way without stopping. We motored almost the entire way, using 98 gallons of diesel.
Part one showed you how we removed the rudder from the catamaran while the boat was still in the water. Now it is time to open it up and see what’s broken inside.
This video will describe how to cut open a rudder in a way that makes it easy to put back together again. It will also show you the repairs made to the metal parts and a couple of cool materials that I used to make it stronger than before.