Monday, October 27, 2008
We have been looking to move to a rigid bottom dinghy for some time, in addition the 15 hp Honda 4 stroke that came with the boat was just gigantic and hard to handle. We had heard that the 15 Yamaha 2 stroke was the way to go for a cruiser. We lucked out and heard of a couple who had just returned from a 3 yr cruise aboard their Benateau 46, they had a used Caribe rigid dinghy and a 2007 Yamaha 2 stroke for sale. We got with them and now we have the dinghy and motor issue behind us. We took it out for a test drive and loved them both. We put the Honda on craigs list Sat at 11am and had a buyer by 1pm that afternoon! Got to love Craigs list!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This year Bob crewed for Glen Woods on his Pearson 53. The wind blew on the beam all race at 15-20 knots. We averaged 10 knots and finished at 9;15am Friday. The boat won its fleet and finished 4 th overall out of approx 95 boats. Also crewing was Jerry Carter, Anthony Jaccuzi, and Andrew Bean all from Little Rock Arkansas.Anita came down and was our land team. After a fun weekend Anita and I headed back on Sunday, we had some car trouble on 35 south near West Columbia and had to spend the night before being able to resume our trip home on Monday.
These are some photos from our first Harvest Moon Regatta, its a offshore race for just off Galveston Island down to Port Aransas Tx a distance of 150 nautical miles. We did the race in our Hunter 40.5 Forty Love. We had a great time and actually won our class and place 2nd overall out of about 150 boats.