We took the Oday 19 back to the sailing club as we have purchased a Seacraft 26 instead. Found it on Craigslist. Robert was living on her just two miles north of here under the bridge by Steamers just across the channel from Gilberts Resort. We got s/v Seaweed at a great price complete w/ 8hp Honda 4stroke and a great dingy w/ 5hp Merc. She is set up w/ 3 solar panels, small wind generator, LED lighting, stove etc. We helped Robert move his personal effects off the boat and to his truck. He drove off headed to his home in Georgia and we were left alone on our boat just 4 hours after seeing the ad.
We moved her last Sunday to a new home anchored among friends of ours just off the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. Had a good breeze (25 knots) by the time we got all 3 anchors raised and under way. We motored approximatly 12 miles. As we dropped anchor near our good friend Sailing Daves’ boat Ion Breeze, he came on deck to welcome us. He was in his dingy and over in a flash to help us set our second anchor and make sure we had a good hold. As it turns out we ended up centered in a nice patch of mud w/ good holding. It’s great to be there and have Dave watching over Seaweed while we are absent.
April keeping us in the channel, not easy w/ the cross wind:
Looking back towards the Overseas Hiway bridge by Gilberts
Leaving Blackwater Sound into Dusenbury Creek:
Sunset on Tarpon Basin:
We will hoist the sails this weekend for inspection and do more clean up and a bit of re-wireing. Then we can begin to settle in and get her ready for some week end sailing adventures in these great Florida Keys!!