Hey! I'm still here. For those of you that have written me in concern for me, my life and the well being of Panacea… Thanks. It's been kind of a whirl wind around here and I haven't had a chance to sit in front of a computer and put down my thoughts on the situation and get you updated.
First of all, all is going well in putting the pieces back together again. The rigging is done. The transmission is in. The shaft has been re-worked. The PSS shaft seal has been replaced. The packing gland "Thingy" on the rudder post, you know the one that keeps the water out has been replaces with new heavy duty clamps. The ding in the rudder has been repaired.
PANACEA IS NOW BACK IN THE WATER! The initial sea trial went just fine and she is going on a 10 hour charter tomorrow. We'll put her through the paces and make sure all is well during that time.
This coming week she will get new main sail furling and in a week or so, she will get two new solar panels. Then I'm done. I'll be out of money, so get yourself down here and enjoy the ride.
For those of you looking at the Availability Calendar, you can see that time is booking up fast. We have some small sails coming up and may have room for you on a Half Day Adventure or a Sunset Celebration Sail, so call as soon as you can to get onboard.
ALSO I may as well remind you that as of December 1st 2011 we will start running Half Day Adventures (4 hour charters) and Sunset Celebrations (2.5 hour sunset charters on a daily basis out of Salty Sam's Marina.
Call me now for information. We are very excited to be offering live music & magic, fresh fruit and free souvenirs on all of our charters.
As always bottled water is free and if you're lucky, we'll have some mixed nuts. I mean that in the kindest way, so no one take offense.
Panacea is a 43 foot Endeavor. She has over 40,000 miles of sailing under her keel and has a lot more left. You will enjoy an offshore cruising experience and feel the magic of the sea and wind. She is a stable and comfortable ride. Almost 50 feet overall with 6' 7" headroom thru out her entire cabin. Two restrooms and a large 14 feet wide. It's amazing to feel 17 tons of boat push through the Gulf of Mexico.
We are also a full service destination. If you want to know about restaurants, entertainment, where to go or what to see while you are in Fort Myers Beach, give me a call. If there is anything I can do to make your stay on our beautiful island more pleasurable, just call and give me a chance to help you out.
You are never alone when you deal with us, unless you want to be.
Thanks again for checking in with me and I hope to be sailing with you soon.
I'll see you on the dock…
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