Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Audrey Paige For Sale

It's time.  Here's a few photos, but the majority will be posted in our Picasa Web Albums, in the sidebar on the lefthand side of the page.  Audrey Paige is a wonderful boat, solid and sails great.  We've owned her for 10 years, sailed away 9 years ago, and lived aboard full-time for 7 years.  Explored many islands and anchorages, with many memorable moments, but can't afford to go home to visit the kids and grandkids, sail, and travel to the places we can't get to by boat.  Our plans are to buy a condo back in Michigan to be close to the kids and grandkids in the summer and fall (my fav time of the year), and then travel to warm climates after Thanksgiving.  We're both looking forward to being land based again. But, if the boat doesn't sell, we'll get crew to help us take her back to the States from Panama in April, and then do the Florida/Bahama trip for the winters, and summer in Michigan. Many options open!

36' Bayfield Cutter   -   Built in 1987
LOA 41' 3" LWL 30' 6" BEAM 12' DRAFT 5' 6" DISPLACEMENT 18,500 lbs
100 gallon water tank 54 gallon diesel tank 40 gallon holding tank Macerator with diverter
44 HP Yanmar Balmar 100 amp alternator/Smart regulator
New sheets, main halyard, topping lift and lazy jacks 2010

Awlgrip 2007 - Hood furling systems on jib and staysail - New Doyle jib 2006 - New Doyle full batten main 2009

New stainless steel lifelines 2007

5 step stainless steel folding boarding ladder
44 lb. Bruce anchor with 150' 3/8" BBB chain - 22 lb. high tensil Danforth anchor - 15 lb. Guardian aluminum anchor
60' 3/8" chain - 150' 1/2" line - 50' 5/8" bridle line - 6 30' 5/8" docklines
Lofrans manual windlass
4 water jerry cans - 2 diesel jerry cans - 2 gasoline jerry cans

4' x 4' rain catcher - splash cloths - sun curtains and full cockpit enclosure
New Air X Wind Generator, 2011

3 Solar panels - 150 watt, 120 watt, 65 watt
Kato stainless steel davits with floodlight

Stainless steel outboard lifting crane

2 stainless steel fishing pole holders

Avon 9' 6" rib dinghy, 2002

5 hp. Yamaha, 2003, with 3 gallon gas tank

Magma bbq grill with 6 lb. propane tank

450 amp house battery bank and separate starting battery
Cockpit  --

New cushions - 2" closed cell foam covered with waterproof material

Folding table
VHF radio

Depth and Speedometer
Raymarine autopilot with 24,000 lb. core pack
Edson outboard motor bracket

Cabin Equipment and Accessories
New Jabsco head
New stainless steel faucets with soap dispenser in head and galley

Whale galley salt water foot pump

Nova Kool refrigerator

Origo 2 burner non-pressurized alcohol stove/oven
Origo 5,000 BTU cabin heater

Nav station VHF radio

ICOM 700 PRO SSB with auto tuner - 2009
Garmin 230 GPS

Garmin 430 chartplotter with chips for the Eastern and Western Caribbean
Jensen AM/FM stereo/CD player with 6 speakers

Teak dish rack, spice rack and all galley dishes, etc.

5 cabin Hella fans

Globalstar phone
Tools and fishing gear

Safety Equipment
2 Sospenders life jackets - 2 offshore lifejackets - 2 dinghy lifejackets

Lifesling Rescue Pack

406 EPRIB - new battery in 2010

25 millimetre flaregun with flares, etc.

Emergency Ditch Bag

Any inquiries, email us at sailingdream@aol.com


My next blogs will be on our visiting grandsons  :)

Friday, July 01, 2011

Time to Change Anchorages

After a couple of weeks in the East Lemmons, it's time to visit some more of the anchorages we love.  Plus, we really need to do laundry.  Not much wind these days, so we motorsailed over and anchored off of the Mangles River.  Took a dinghy trip up the river to check things out, pick up shower water, and check out the tide to do laundry the next day.

The Mangles River

After doing our month's worth of laundry, we headed back to the boat to wring it out and hang it up to dry.  Luckily, a small wind came up and everything dried before the rain started.  Sometimes you just get lucky!  Only saw one croc at the beginning of the river, nowhere near where we do laundry, so I was a happy person.  Nothing like looking over your shoulder for the hour it takes to wash and rinse everything.

Somehow, when we were up in Bocas the chartplotter managed to dump all of my tracks for getting in and out of the San Blas anchorages.  So, a few discussions about which reef to cut through to get into the Nabadup and Cambombia anchorage.  I didn't agree with Dennis, so instead of arguing, I turned the helm over to him and decided I would watch the depths from the bow.  That lasted two minutes, and he decided it would be smarter to let me go where I thought we should!  In safely and nothing less than 30 feet!!!

Mark and Deb on Sea Cycle have finally arrived in the San Blas and are heading down our way after they check in.  Had fun catching up, but we decided we needed some stronger internet for banking that needed to be done, so we headed off to Green Island, where they'll join us in a day or two.  As always, we don't anchor near each other, for privacy, but manage to get together when the mood strikes!

Was this container empty when it
floated to shore? 
Did some snorkeling over at Esnasdup, wondering where that container came from.  Then, off to the Western Hollandes where the snorkeling was probably the best we've seen down here.  It got a little rolly and we were chased out by a backpacker boat who anchored too close.  When your dinghies can mate, they're too close.  Off to the Central Hollandes for a few days for more snorkeling, and then to the Swimming Pool in the Eastern Hollandes. I'm seeing way too many sharks out here.  A smiling nurse shark was swimming my way -- nice to know Dennis can hear me underwater when it's a high pitched scream!!  Finally managed to have Bob and Sue from Sunrise over for happy hour, along with Mark and Deb.  Had a fun night.

The next day, while we were out snorkeling again (need exercise) we saw a beautiful 57' Nordhaven pulling into the anchorage.  Met Mike and Lynn on Time2.  Dennis went out fishing with Mike, and then they invited us over for dinner that night.  They even turned the air conditioning on!!!  Great food and company.

Back to the Western Hollandes since there seems to be some sun for snorkeling (looking for those elusive sea horses!), and then to the East Lemmons, getting ready to head back to Portobello.  Zack and Cody, our 13 year old grandsons, are arriving July 4th, so we need to get fuel, water and, most importantly, groceries!!