Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 19th, Weather Permitting

So a tentative date of March 19th has been nailed down for the start of the trip to Florida. Weather as usual will be the driving factor, but the wheels are now in motion. Finally.

In a nut shell, we would arrive at the marina on Friday and start the prep and provisioning. Food, water, fuel and everything else needed will be purchased and put on board Friday and Saturday. (I have a been working on the final to-do list and found a great resource for a boat trip check list to work from. I will try to post but I don't think I can, or at least, don't know how to post a file. I will be happy to send out the docs directly if you would like to check them out) As well, an oil change and engine once over will be done along with and anything else still left on the list.

Between now and then, I will have Skylark pulled and her bottom cleaned. Want to be sure there are no blockages in the thru-hulls and the prop is spotless. Will add new zincs while it's out, and...yata, yata, yata.

Depending on weather, we will leave either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. The first leg of the trip is pretty short, so we have some flexibility around departure time. So now the excitement begins...

I don't know about you all, but I love de-motivational posters, pretty funny stuff. This one always made me laugh...oh, and is it just me, or do these poor souls have way to much canvas up. :)


  1. Jimmy, this trip is a once in a life time moment - enjoy it for every second. Can't wait for the daily updates. Would love to see photos is you could... -CG

  2. lol, I love the poster! I agree, a bit much canvas... As for the date of departure, congrats! Please send me the file on the checklist, I'd love to check it out.

    I can't wait to read about your adventures heading down! Cate and myself are sending you guys some good karma for the trip, we are rooting for you! Don't forget, life is short - live now :)

  3. Your living my dream 6 1/2 years earlier than me! congratulations....Allan

  4. Hah! Love the poster. Justin is a sucker for those too.