Posts Tagged with ‘Porta-bote’
02 Feb 2015
Another day another tree. Seriously one of the things that has struck the most about Key West is how many different and exotic tree species there are. I don’t think I’ve seen a single tree that we have in Louisiana down here, makes sense after all as we are so much farther south but even going the same distance north of Louisiana you don’t find such a wild and drastically different variety. Maybe it’s a tropical thing. It’s exciting to my eyes and interests me to no […]
26 Jan 2015
As many of you know, we made our first landfall in Key West Florida after a great first passage. Many cruisers and other people “in the know” had told us to go to Marathon FL (Boot Key Harbor) as it is a cruiser haven but Dani and I had made up our minds that Key West would be our first stop. It appealed to me for many reasons. The great party vibe, the fact Hemingway had made his home here, Quest crew’s recommendations, and the fact that it just HAD to be warmer than the free […]
07 May 2012
I always read about cruisers doing a “shakedown” before they embark on some long journey. Typically they go on shorter sailing trips, like many days or weeks, to somewhere familiar or a known easy route . These shakedowns are sort of a safe way to see what on your boat is going to break, and what you will want to rig different while cruising. I always thought it was a great idea before jumping across the Pacific or some other large body of water.
Today however I realized that y […]
26 Feb 2012
Everything sounds better when its an operation and not just an outing. Right?
Anyway, we were determined that we’d get to go try out our new dinghy this weekend come hell or high water. The weather was not great, but at least it wasn’t raining and it wasn’t as windy as it has been in the past week. So all signs pointed to go.
Yesterday Dani and I brought the outboard to the boat and found it a home.
This outboard was a little bigger than the others we put in this space s […]
22 Feb 2012
Today is a new boat day. Our Porta-bote arrived. I resisted ripping into it until Dani got home.
Opening this thing up the first time was a little scary. She didn’t want to unfold, but after getting it open and then closed, it opens up pretty easy. It is sort of a no brainer on how to put it together. Just unfold and stuff the seats and transom into place then pin it all in. As you can see, Dani enjoyed a dry run.
Unfortunately the oarlocks don’t fit the oars! I […]