Sunday, November 29, 2015



Daniel and I took a short dinghy ride around Twin Dolphin Marina checking out some boats.



Saturday, October 3, 2015

My son and I at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. We attended the Seven Seas Cruising Association St. Petersburg Gam.




Only one tank left that hasn't been replaced.....the hot water tank!! This is our new water tank. We had this one made with a inspection port so we can clean and completely dry when we are away from the boat for any length of time. Just finished installing with all new fittings etc.






Sunday, August 23, 2015

Below I added some pictures from Newport Harbor and surrounding area that my Dad took during several of his recent trips to the area. One of the trips he actually was on board Weatherly and had a great sail. You can spend a number of seasons sailing Narragansett Bay and still not cover it all. The sailing history of the area goes without saying. It was really special when the America's Cup was being held out of Newport. These are some shots of several 12 Meters and the Herreshoff museum.



 Taken while underway!!




 Fort Adams in the background...coming back in from sail on 12!!

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Out with the old and in with the new fuel tank. The original tank developed a small leak. It was difficult to get out...had to cut it. In order to make life easier the new one was made slightly smaller so nothing had to be cut etc. to get in properly. We only lost about a half gallon of fuel capacity in the end. Mattson, the company that made the new tank for us out of Tampa was great. I would highly recommend them.


New tank and label.




Finally got this one out!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

We have been trying to track down a small fuel leak for awhile now and finally tracked it to the fuel filter housing. As we where checking this out we realized we had a small rear transmission seal leak. We decided to remove the transmission and reseal front and rear seals. While out saw there was a small amount of oil in bell housing indicating a small leak in rear main seal.Replaced main rear seal as well. Replaced coupling as well while apart. Knowing our plans for continuing to cruise we will continue to maintain ...upgrade Brisa as needed along the way. Next.....the fuel tank!!!







Friday, May 29, 2015

As evryone knows it gets hot in Florida and points south in the summer.....so..we had a great sun shade made that really makes a difference. They say it keeps the temperture 15-20 degrees lower down below and it certainly helps the air conditioner out during those warm mid afternoons!!




Saturday, April 25, 2015

 One of our favorite spots ...near Don Cesar Hotel and St. Pete Beach.
 Skyway bridge when crossing Tampa Bay...
 Some company at this anchorage!!
 A view of Twin Dolphins from the bridge...

  • Daniel and I crossing the Manatee River!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Still working on making better and better videos!! Here's the latest attempt.




This could be the one......

This could be the one......
Daniel and I on board IP27 in Jekyll Island