Author: Rob

  • Cross-country Road Trip (Part II)

    Cross-country Road Trip (Part II)

    Part II of our cross-country roat trip. Continuing through California. Then on to Arizona, New Mexica, Texas, the Gulf Coast and returning to Florida.

  • Cross-country Road Trip (Part I)

    Cross-country Road Trip (Part I)

    Hard to believe it’s been a year since our retirement. To celebrate, Joe and I took a break from boat work and set out on a cross-country road trip. Kentucky Our first stop was in Louisville for a visit with Mark and Erin Quinnan and their children (our great niece and nephews) Lyla, Beau and […]

  • Haul-out


    Time once again to haul out at Robbie’s on Stock Island. For over a decade our routine has been to store the boat and return to Needham for nine months of work. Now that we’re retired and won’t be returning to Needham, it’s time to get down to work on a long-awaited major restoration. It’s […]

  • The Refit

    The Refit

    We’ve enjoyed four months of sailing and lounging around at anchor. Now it’s time to get down to work. A deciding factor when we bought the boat in 2015 was the quality of the original build. We knew that the hulls and crossbeams were built very well. All of the main structural components of the […]

  • Sailing to Boca Grande Key

    Sailing to Boca Grande Key

    Perfect winds, beautiful weather, dolphins. Florida Keys sailing at its best. Enjoy this video of our most recent trip.

  • First Sail of the Season

    First Sail of the Season

    It was just a quick day-sail, but we were happy to get the sails up. As we sailed out the harbor, we got a good view of the sailboat races. We dropped a lunch hook (anchored for a short time) and Zoomed with the family.

  • Boatyard Life and Launch Day

    Boatyard Life and Launch Day

    It’s just a quick stay in the boatyard this time. We’ll be back in a few months to begin a year-long major refit of Windhorse II. Until then, we’re looking forward to a few months on the water.

  • Back in the Boatyard

    Back in the Boatyard

    Here we are, back in the boatyard–Robbie’s Boatyard on Stock Island, next to Key West.

  • “Now ere the irrevocable moment passes”

    “Now ere the irrevocable moment passes”

    Take the Adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes!… You are out of the old life and into the new!

  • Making the Decision

    Making the Decision

    We just knew it would happen some day, and it would have to happen before we got too old to do it.