Showing posts from February, 2020

Back Onboard Bravo

Winter Migration We return from our trip helping to move the 59' boat "SeaFox" from Louisville, KY to Fort Meyers, FL. Always glad to be back onboard Bravo. Now it's time to stock up and move out. As November approaches, cruiser boats prepare for the southern migration. We continue to buddy boat with Gale and Mary on Worknot. Still at Homer Smith Marina in North Carolina, we take advantage of the local seafood industry and stock up on fresh shrimp and fish. The shrimp and fish boats offload their daily catches at our marina. Can't get any fresher than this! The fish is processed as it comes off of the boats. From our boat we get to see Boeing V22 Osprey's coming and going to the nearby airport . How cool is this?! Beaufort, NC to Beaufort, SC As the days grow shorter, and the winter storms begin, we have to pick a weather window to run offshore and get south of the coast of Cape Fear. We choose to run offshore because thi

Boating in Mid-America

Kentucky - Side Trip… again! We are leaving Bravo in Beaufort, N.C. for two weeks to travel to Louisville, Kentucky. Our friends Dennis and Julie Fox are buying a Bruce Roberts designed 59’ all aluminum Pluckebaum built semi-displacement  trawler, and they need help to move it from Louisville, Kentucky to Florida. This boat has twin Caterpillar C12's, and is a "go fast" boat. Naturally, just like all of Dennis's boats, this boat is also renamed SeaFox. We initially are not sure if we will make it all the way to Florida in two weeks, but we will help Gale, Mary, and Dennis move it as far as we can. It will be a very interesting experience. Here is SeaFox ready to take us on our next adventure! SeaFox was made in Louisville, Kentucky by boat builder "Pluckebaum". Bet you never heard of Pluckebaum boats? At least we didn't! But oh baby! She has horns galore, that sounds like a mega freight train! The route The cruise wil