Maintenance

Time in the Yard

On Monday, July 11, we took Roam down to West Palm Beach to be pulled out of the water at Seminole Marine for a bottom job and to do a couple of other projects. We were pulled before lunch and quickly realized why Seminole Marine was had so few boats in the yard — it is…

Friends & Family

It’s Party Time!

We had a Manta Mini-Migration party today at Sunset Bay Marina. The plan was to take our old Manta friends out for an afternoon cruise aboard Roam, but about the time the crews started showing one of those famous Florida afternoon thunderstorms flared up and we decided to stay at the dock, have a couple of…

Maintenance

Bottom Cleaning

We will be leaving for Texas tomorrow (5/30), so we need to wrap up a few things before we go. The bottom paint is really tired, so I wanted to get the boat out of the nasty, slimy river water that slips past us here at Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart so that I could…

Getting Started

Moving Day!

Yesterday was moving day on Roam. When we sold our Manta 40 Catamaran a couple of months ago, we unloaded our 10 years of accumulations and put it all in a 5X8 (or 10?) storage locker in Palmetto Florida. So, we had to go get it and integrate our stuff in to all the equipment,…

Cruising

On our own

Today we took Roam out for our maiden voyage! Grabbing a couple of sandwiches from the marina cafeteria, we headed south toward West Palm Beach for a quick shakedown cruise. From the flybridge, we ate our sandwiches and had a liesurely trip down the ICW. We wanted to run the generator for the day to…

Cruising

She’s ours!

Although we signed the papers and took legal possession of Roam on May 3, she wasn’t REALLY ours until the broker handed us the keys and we stepped aboard – and that didn’t happen until this past Thursday, May 19. I flew in from a business meeting in San Jose, CA and Michelle (and the…

Trawlers

We’ve Gone to the Dark Side

I’ve been a sailor my entire life. My Mom taught me to sail when I was 5 and I’ve been consumed by sailboats ever since. My Dad always talked about Powerboaters with disdain, calling them Stinkpotters. My Mom used to say, “Sailors spend time on the water for the joy of sailing, and Stinkpotters are…