MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas everyone…

It's a wonder-filled day here in Myrtle Beach, SC with the kids and family.  I can only wish that your day is filled with the Love and Joy of the season.

So from our family to yours… Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

I'll see you on the dock…

Capt. Paul
 
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We Hit the Road Today

Tis the season…  Pat, Maggie and I are on the road today heading north to visit the kids and grand kids in Myrtle Beach. Pat's sister and brother-in-law are going to show up and we'll spend Christmas and then head home to continue enjoying the season here in Fort Myers Beach.

We've got a couple of leads on couple of boats. We're looking forward to checking them out. Man there's a lot of boats out there that need good homes. Seems like owners are just letting them sit and rot on the docks. So a hunting we go.

After checking out Trillium in the Bahamas, I'm being a bit more careful about the questions I ask and listen real closely as the owners talk about what they have to offer. The good news is that people really do love their boats. To the point of not seeing what's wrong with them, so the mental picture I get is a little different than the actual lady sitting in the water.

Maybe we'll pick one up in Myrtle Beach and just sail home. Burrrrrr. I don't think so.

In any case we want to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and hope that all your dreams come true. It's a time to be truly thankful for all the wonderful people, friends and relationships in our lives and make peace in your hearts and mind. Bless and protect this planet and just bathe in the Blessings that we have and create.

Thanks for being a part of our journey.

Soon we'll be sailing in Fort Myers Beach again aboard some wonderful yacht and sharing our experiences here with you. Until then, I'll keep you posted here about the progress.

Also if you're in the mood for giving, my buddy and yours, Brother Dan, is getting closer to getting a new liver. His story is amazing and you can check him out on the Caring Bridge website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/danielpalmer. Also keep in mind, if you can, he is accepting donations at any Bank of America, nationwide. Just ask to make a donation to Brother Dan Palmer Medical Fund. I know it's a stretch for us all this year, but if you can help out a little, it all helps. He's a special guy and we can all help.

So that's it for today. I'll get some photos up here in the next few days and tell some of the recent stories of the boats that we're looking at. You'll get a kick out of that.

Until then take care of each other and enjoy EVERY precious moment.

I'll see you on the dock…

Capt. Paul
 
FantaSea Sailing
"Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"

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Well Here We Go… Again.

Well Here We Go…

As most of you know, Capt. Ron and I went to Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos to find Trillium. She’s a good boat for the price but she wasn’t for me. After coming home and working on “Plan B” I realized that I still wanted a boat to live on and take my friends sailing every once in a while. So the search was on.

Since I’m looking for a big boat, the list was short and I knew what I was looking for. Here’s a list of my thoughts as to what kind of boat I want. Sure it’s a wish list, but that’s where I start:

1. Large enough to live on. Be comfy. and have room to move.

2. In good shape. Not a lot of issues. I don’t want a project boat.

3. 2 state rooms and 2 heads w/showers.

4. Strong engine and transmission.

5. Good sails and rigging.

6. Deck space

7. Electronics enough to get me around and all working.

8. Generator to run the AC.

9. Clean and dry (as possible) bilge.

10. Minimal wood.

11. Good galley for Pat to play in.

12. No ol’ boat smell.

13. A good bed.

14. Safe place to put the dinghy.

15. Strong ground tackle.

16. … and she just has to “feel” good. That’s the most important!

So the search is on.  I’m looking at a vessel right now that has 95% of what I’m looking for in a vessel. I’m not going to let the cat out of the bag at this time, because, as I’ve learned, things change.  BUT keep an eye on this blog and I’ll keep you posted as to what’s going on and how the process is working.

Buying a boat from an owner is always my preference, but dealing with brokers is always, to say the least interesting.  It’s good to have a someone that is on your side, but in my experience, I can’t figure out who the broker really works for. They say that they work for the seller, but I’ve been on both ends and I always have to watch closely to make sure that it all works.  Enough said about that for now.

So there you have it. I’m searching, I’m looking, and I may have a boat that fits the bill.

Be sure and keep up with us. We’ll be here for you and sailing in Fort Myers Beach is alive and well. When you get down to Fort Myers Beach, just call, I’ll be able to get you out on the water. Magic Wind Adventure Sailing is sailing daily.


 I'll see you on the dock…

Capt. Paul
 
FantaSea Sailing
"Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"

623-203-2698 Nationwide Direct
888-582-9046 Toll Free
CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com

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Thanks Everyone for Your Support

It's been great to hear your support in my adventure of finding just the right boat to make you feel comfy when you sail with me.

Capt. Ron and I will be flying out tomorrow morning.  It took us an extra day to find a connection to the United States.  Once again Yellow Air Taxi helped us out and got us on the flight home Sunday morning. We really, and I mean REALLY wish we were provisioning Trillium and setting sail on Monday or Tuesday, but once again a very hard decision was made and so we go home on a plane.

I just walked the dock and looked at Trillium for the last time and said good-by.  I think she wanted to go with me too. She will make someone a great home and I wish her all the luck in the world. I hope to see her again.

In any case, I'm ok and the search is on.  Thanks again for checking in with me and I'll be sailing on the Gulf of Mexico again soon.  I still feel the Sailing in Fort Myers Beach is a great thing to be doing.

I'll see you on the dock…

 Capt. Paul
 
FantaSea Sailing
"Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"
 
623-203-2698 Nationwide Direct
888-582-9046 Toll Free
CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com

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Strike One…

Well here we are in Green Turtle Cay Abacos Bahamas…

Trillium is not the vessel we need to meet your needs.  Very very VERY sad to say.  I love her and I think she could be wonderful, but it's not meant to be.

Capt. Ron and I are pulling out of here tomorrow and heading home, if we can make connections.

The search is on, the site will change and we start again…

Thanks for following and we'll be back…

I'll see you on the dock…

Capt. Paul
 
FantaSea Sailing
"Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"

623-203-2698 Nationwide Direct
888-582-9046 Toll Free
CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com

http://www.FantaSeaSailing.com

Member:

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
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Good Morning… It’s Early!

Good Morning.  It's about 1:28 in the morning and I'm pulling it together to drive to Ft. Lauderdale with Capt. Ron and Alex.  Ron will be here soon and Alex is crashed on my couch. Alex will drive my car back home and Capt Ron and I will take a flight to Treasure Cay at 7:43 a.m.

When we arrive at Treasure Cay, we will catch the 10:30 ferry to Green Turtle Cay to the Green Turtle Club where we will meet up with Garry, his wife and engineer where we will meet Trillium for the first time. I'm looking forward to the meeting.

We will check her out today, get some sleep and then take her out for a sea trial tomorrow and see how she does on the water. I'm in hopes that she will pass all her tests and come home with me. That's the plan.

I'll be trying to update this as we go on this trip, so keep checking back. If nothing else, check the "SPOT" link below and you can follow our progress and position.

Thanks for keeping an eye on us.

I'll see you on the dock…

Capt. Paul
 
FantaSea Sailing
"Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"

623-203-2698 Nationwide Direct
888-582-9046 Toll Free
CaptPaul@FantaSeaSailing.com

http://www.FantaSeaSailing.com

Member:

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
N.A.C.O. National Association of Charterboat Operators

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