Showing posts from March, 2019

Time for new scenery!!

The great thing about traveling or living in a boat like a Nordhavn is you can just move it when you tire of the surroundings!!  No packing of bags, boxes and moving trucks.  Just make sure you are stocked with groceries, have full water tanks and of course a bit of fuel.  With a Nordhavn like ours we can travel at least 2700 miles on full fuel tanks so moving the boat has almost unlimited options!! It just may take one or more fuel stops.  Circumnavigation of this beautiful earth has been accomplished by many a Nordhavn.  That’s what they are made for.  Travel. Travel and more travel.

Today we can dream of that Atlantic Crossing but we are only headed 49.5 nautical miles up the chain of the Florida Keys.    No need to take on $4.00 a gallon diesel.  We filled up in Massachusetts when we departed in November and only used 700 gallons to make it to American Custom Yachts in Stuart.  We topped the tanks off there as the diesel was only$2.60- gallon.  Now like Dr Seuss the places we ca…

A day in the life on the Java

So what do you do all day on the boat in Key West??? Well some days a lot gets done and other days are spent wasted in Margaritaville.  Not wasted in the over consumption of alcoholic beverages(well, maybe one or two) but just some days you just don’t do anything and that is acceptable when you live life on a boat.

Yesterday was the kind of day I dislike.  We have been trying to figure out the water maker on the Java.  We have never used it but we’re thinking of heading to the Bahamas and if you want to anchor in the beautiful waters off of the Exumas Islands you need to have some source to get water.  Water is scarce on the islands and they charge for it.  Some places charge 40-60 cents a gallon and that’s if you can find a place to fill your tanks up.  So we set our sights on getting the old boy running

If you have any experience with water makers then you are way ahead of me!!!  I went down into the lazarette to just see what went where and if I could follow the water onto the bo…