Category: 2014 Adventures

When East Meets West

When we returned from the Bahamas in June, we left the boat in Fort Myers, FL so that we could have some work done on the boat. I won’t bore you with the details (but if you’re interested, take a look at the maintenance section to see what we’ve been working on). Work completed, it’s […]


Exumas at Last

I have been reminded multiple times by several friends that I haven’t posted any updates in quite a while. Sorry, it’s been a pretty busy April so far… After a couple of wonderful weeks in the Abacos, 1st with our good friends Tom & Diane McHugh and then with 40 of our new best friends […]


Manta Migration

Beginning on April 1, 2014 and through ¬†April 5, Michelle and I hosted the 5th Manta Migration in the Abacos (and the first Migration held since Manta Catamarans went out of business). We had put a ton of time in to the organization and the efforts paid off for us and the other Manta owners […]


Enjoying the Abacos with the McHughs

Michelle arrived along with Sailor and Tom McHugh’s wife Diane and our bachelor pad was turned in to a couples retreat. All is right in the world again! We spent a wonderful week exploring the Abacos from Marsh Harbour, back up to Treasure Cay, to Great Guana, Man O’ War, and finally down to Hopetown […]


Busman’s Holiday in the Abacos

My good friend, Tom McHugh and his brother-in-law Mike Dalen flew in to help me move the boat from Fort Myers to Marsh Harbour where Michelle and Tom’s wife, Diane were scheduled to fly in and join us. We sailed/motored hard in order to earn some down time to enjoy the beauty of the Abacos […]


What is it?

While snorkeling at Powell Cay several days ago, Mike came across something interesting next to a sunken boat. See anything interesting in this photo?         Below is what it was. Now go back and look for the eyes and the tail. He/She was well hidden in the sand. It’s hard to get […]


Marathon and on the the Bahamas

I’m writing this note from the Sea of Abaco in the northern Bahamas. The weather today is near perfect and we’re on the move again, headed to Powell Cay. We’re having to motor, because what little wind there is, is on our nose. I’m starting to get used to being a motor boat… After a […]


Double Wide is on the Move!

Yahooo! Our Bahamas 2014 Adventure is under way!! My good friend Tom McHugh and I flew out to Fort Myers on Saturday, 3/15 to move Double Wide to the Bahamas. The plan is to get the boat to Marsh Harbour by 3/22 to meet Michelle, and Tom’s wife Diane. Tom & Diane will stay with […]


Reflections on a Gulf Crossing

A week after completing our crossing from Port Aransas to Fort Myers, I think I’m ready to reflect back on the trip. Statistics: We sailed 789 miles in approximately 6 1/2 days. Our average speed was 5.6 Kts and our top speed was an incredible 18.2 kts! We saw winds that peeked at 55 kts […]