Maintenance

Roam’s Spring Spa Treatment

We returned from the Bahamas in early May so that we could give Roam a good Spa Treatment before we headed north for the summer. The first stop was in Palm Beach to haul her out of the water for bottom paint and to repair some damage to the port stabilizer which occurred during the…

Maintenance

New Boat Projects

We’ve been through this before. You buy a boat (new or used – it doesn’t matter) and you spend the first two to twelve months (sometimes longer!) fixing broken gadgets, adding new thingies, and making it a comfortable space for you to be in. In 30+ years of owning multiple boats, I’ve never been able…

Cruising

Making the “new” Roam Ours

The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. I could write a book, but instead, I’ll provide a very quick summary: August 2019: Accepted a contract for the sale of our 47 foot Nordhavn, which we had cruised to Texas for the summer. September 2019: After looking at boats in Seattle and Alaska,…

Cruising

Smokey Shakedown Cruise!

To be honest, on our last boat (a 40 foot Manta sailing catamaran called Double Wide) I never did a shakedown sail before any of our extended cruises. We just fixed what we knew was broken (if we thought it was important), loaded the boat with groceries, and set out for new adventures. But ROAM,…

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…

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…