“May all your drinks be boat drinks with friends.” – JD Spradlin, Radio Margaritaville DJ Greetings from the bar aboard Siar! We’ve asked the first mate’s brother, Adam, to design a menu of cocktails for the made-up holidays in our boat’s calendar year. Presenting our fourth installment, the “Homecoming.” July 15th, 2021, we welcomed SiarContinue reading “Boat Drinks Part 4 – The Homecoming”
“Call for the Captain ashore. Let me go home. I want to go home.” – Sloop John B, adapted by The Beach Boys from The John B. Sails, Bahamian folk song From my ship’s part-log, part-journal, day one: “Departed the marina ~9:30am. Failed to account for the incoming tide of Tampa Bay. Also failed toContinue reading “The Trip – Part 2 of 2: Red Sky”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor.” – Mark Twain One beautiful Miami morning in the summer of 2003, I awoke in the forward berth of ourContinue reading “The Trip – Part 1 of 2: Floridays”
“May all your drinks be boat drinks with friends.” – JD Spradlin, Radio Margaritaville DJ Greetings from the bar aboard Siar! We’ve asked the first mate’s brother, Adam, to design a menu of cocktails for the made-up holidays in our boat’s calendar year. Our June celebrations we’ve named “Splash Day” and “Delivery Day.” June 9th,Continue reading “Boat Drinks Part 3 – The Big Splash”
“I get knocked down, but I get up again.” – Chumbawamba (Tubthumping) We awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of a crash. Actually, it was more like several small crashes – bang, bang, bang, bang! I rolled out of my berth and walked downhill to the head. The noise that hadContinue reading “The Importance of Being Ballast”
Just for fun. Some more photos from Siar’s construction: 2020 – 2021. Happy scrolling.
“Oh, you’re young.” – Darrell Allen, Owner/President, Island Packet Yachts Most prospective buyers of something like a brand new 38 foot sailboat begin with a factory tour, but as it was the summer of 2020, our first introduction to the team at Island Packet Yachts was on Zoom. Darrell seemed pleasantly surprised at how “young”Continue reading “Construction”