We're in Miami waiting for a weather window to cross over to the Bahamas. There might be a chance to get across on Christmas day. We'll let everyone know if we do try to cross then. There's been lots of cold fronts going through lately, so hopefully we'll have a good window to cross in soon. We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Years! We love you, Steve & Pam
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We spent three weeks working really hard on Zephia in hot and humid Indiantown Florida. We did a bottom job, painted a new boot stripe, replaced parts of the standing rigging, made all new canvaswork, and waxed and polished her. So now its really great to be out anchored and simply chilling! We'll be here in Stuart for a week or so. We still have a few more things to take care of and need to do some more provisioning before we go to the Bahamas. We will be ...
We're in Miami Beach now. The Miami area is really great! Lots of really good anchorages and tons of stuff to check out on shore. We are anchored in Sunset Lake right now. Multimillion dollar houses all around us. It still must be spring breeak here. One of the houses had a rave last night till one in the morning. Pam and I slept with cotton in our ears it was so loud! It was pretty cool sailing through downtown Miami, all the skyscrapers and boat traffic...
Pam and I are really enjoying Key Largo. We are also taking care of all our income tax stuff. We'll be exploring the Keys til April 21 and then we fly to England to see Dana, Paul, Elliott and our new grand daughter! We'll return on May 24. We've made friends with the owners of the Paradise Pub. A must stop in Key Largo! One of the owners is letting us park Zephia behind his mansion here in Key Largo, while we are in England.
Sorry about the long time since I updated the blog. I've been working on a major project. The stuffing box would always leak after we motored for just a short amount of time. The old engine mounts had sagged so much that the propeller shaft was almost rubbing on the bottom of the stuffing box! It looked fine from above (where I could see) but when I tried to run a small allen wrench under the shaft, I could tell that there was hardly any space... I tried rea...