Friday, April 13, 2012

Rudder Damage

This is a rudder after a grounding.  Unfortunately the rudder tube is bent just enough that the entire rudder will have to be replaced

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Made it from Jacksonville to NAF Key West.  Spent a couple of days, then headed over to Garrison Bight to the mooring field.  When I arrived it was too windy to pick up an mooring ball (they don't have any tails on them) so I headed over to Sigsbee Island to anchor.  I have done this before successfully for over a month.  Short story, overnight thunderstorms, 40 knot winds, dragged anchor until I hit.  The rudder is trashed so the next couple of weeks will be sorting that out.



It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...