The Best Cockpit Seats – In Our Opinion

The weather in the Bahamas has finally turned favorable for us, and it’s time to begin retracing our steps back to Florida.

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Traveling up the Sea of Abaco we tackle one small project that has been bugging us for awhile, and it’s switching the covers on our favorite cockpit seats from Pacific Blue to Cadet Gray to match the rest of the boat. One of the few items we brought over from Serendipity to Elements, we love that these seats can go anywhere with you and give you so many options while using them in the cockpit.
(Sport-a-Seat. https://www.sportaseat.com/
Use code MJSailing for $10 off each chair you purchase)

We decided that of all the spots north of the Whale Cay Cut we could land for the night and spend a day or two, we really wanted to be back at Powell Cay. Once there we took in all the sights and didn’t do the activities we wanted the first time around, like snorkeling the outer rocks and climbing to the top of the bluff.

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Our boat: 1983 Trisalu 37 (custom aluminum, built in Quebec)

Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida

Where we’re going in 2018: Bahamas – St. Martin – Azores – Ireland – UK

Our Previous Boat: 1989 Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)

Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s

 

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I Made An Ooopsie While Underway

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We start out with great sailing conditions as we leave Tahiti Beach to make our way once again to Marsh Harbour. We had favorable winds at our back for most of the run, but once we close in on Marsh Harbour they were right on our nose, and I cause a little bit of an accident on the way.

After waiting out the northern, which turned out to be no big deal at all, Matt and I set out for the perfect meal to celebrate our 18 year dating anniversary. In the mood for something local and fried, we walk to the opposite end of the settlement to find a place called Back 2 Da Island to enjoy our meal and spectacular views of the island.

Just before we leave Marsh Harbour to keep making our way north, our friend Jamel from Indiantown Marina shows up with a group of friends that were visiting him from Alaska, where he works in the summer. We have a great night of gin and tonics on his boat, Gravina, before settling on a pleasure cruise the next day.

Having their boat raft right next to ours to pick us up, we sail up the Sea of Abaco to the northern tip of Great Guana Cay before turning around and heading back. A wonderful day on the water with friends, just enjoying the sport of sailing.

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Our boat: 1983 Trisalu 37 (custom aluminum, built in Quebec)

Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida

Where we’re going in 2018: Bahamas – St. Martin – Azores – Ireland – UK

Our Previous Boat: 1989 Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)

Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s

 

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Strongs Winds & A Sail to Tahiti Beach

Our fun in Lynyard Cay continues! Before the strong winds hit us we spend one more day exploring the island by dinghy, heading out to the south side to see if there is any good snorkeling for us. We don’t find that, but what we do find is a landscape that is just a little bit alien to us.
When the strong easterly winds do fill in we make the short walk across the island to check out the waves as they crash in from the Atlantic side. While being in the protection of the island, it’s great to be able to appreciate the ferocity mother nature can throw your way.

When the winds settle down enough for us to travel, we up anchor and make our way north again. Passing by the North Bar Channel, we experience a little bit of swell caused by the days of easterly winds. Elements handled the waves like a champ, and soon we were back to the protection of the island and perfect sailing.

Because so many people have been questioning our traveler set-up, we jump just a little bit ahead to explain how we have our mainsail set up, and Matt shows the pros and cons of what we’re currently working with.

The end of the day, though, brings us to stunning Tahiti Beach and a great spot to spend an afternoon relaxing.

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Our boat: 1983 Trisalu 37 (custom aluminum, built in Quebec)

Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida

Where we’re going in 2018: Bahamas – St. Martin – Azores – Ireland – UK

Our Previous Boat: 1989 Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)

Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s

 

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00:18 – I Met You in the Summer – Loving Caliber (ES)
01:16 – I’m a Volcano – Martin Hall (ES)
05:25 – We All Fall Down – Chris Coral (ES)
08:28 – Fire at Will – Martin Hall (ES)

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Seeking Seclusion At Lynyard Cay

The cold fronts have passed, and we are experiencing perfect weather in the Bahamas!

With a 2-3 day break between overcast skies and high winds blowing through, we decide to take the boat somewhere new, sailing about 13 miles south from Elbow Cay (Hope Town), and Little Harbor. Conditions were perfect and it felt great to be flying all our sails.

On our way to Little Harbour though, we were distracted by the secluded beaches of the island just north of it, Lynyard Cay. Looking to escape everything for a few days, it looked like the perfect place to drop anchor and be all by ourselves.

With the nice weather we did get the chance to get in the water, but came up with no coral for viewing and no fish or lobster for dinner. Exploring the next day at the southern end of the island, we found it was much more cruiser friendly with public beaches and a trail over to the Atlantic side.

Loading Georgie up in the dinghy and checking the place out, we decided it was the perfect spot to sit and wait out the easterly blow that was about to hit us for the next few days.

 

Cheers from the Bahamas!

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Online shop: https://mj-sailing.myshopify.com/

Our boat: 1983 Trisalu 37 (custom aluminum, built in Quebec)

Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida

Where we’re going in 2018: Bahamas – St. Martin – Azores – Ireland – UK

Our Previous Boat: 1989 Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)

Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s

 

Music:
00:18 – I Met You in the Summer – Loving Caliber (ES)
01:16 – I’m a Volcano – Martin Hall (ES)
05:25 – We All Fall Down – Chris Coral (ES)
08:28 – Fire at Will – Martin Hall (ES)

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– Panasonic Lumix G85 – http://amzn.to/2iv2g4G

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