Thursday, February 26, 2015


 All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family

"All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul."

"It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business."
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fighting the Big "C"

Fighting the Big "C" called condensation.

  With temperatures dropping near freezing in central Florida a new concern has arose. We have a great 1600 BTU reverse cycle ac/heater but as this article explains when the temperature outside and the temperature inside have at least 20 degrees difference condensation forms.

 We are getting a lot in the main cabin but even more so in the V-berth overhead, with lots of moisture that saturates the bed clothes and mattresses.
One solution we have tried so far is Damp-Rid and EvaDry crystals to absorb the excess moisture.

 It it working to an extent but not enough. Our next step is more ventilation and increase air flow.
We opened up the door on the head and keep it open with a hook/eye latch.
More on that subject and the Damp-Rid can be found in this article on

  Below are some pics of the issue at hand.

The mattress from the aft cabin was wet and had to be aired out
Kim drying the comforter

 Placed 3 of these canisters of Damp Rid around the entire boat

Even tried this contraption called Eva-Dry, not sure if it works or not.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Training Day Part I

The Capt. and I took a little cruise down the ICW and decided to take the shortcut.

Below is the Polaris Navigation Trail<marked in red> route through Ponce Inlet.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oh Captain, My Captain

  " O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!O the bleeding drops of red,Where on the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead.You've fallen cold and dead.The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!But I, with mournful tread,Walk the deck my captain lies,Fallen cold and dead. "
- Walt Whitman
Happy Valentine's Day my love.

Friday, February 13, 2015