Author: Captain Jim

Waiting on Weather

Our planned departure was Thursday November 1st, the first day after the end of hurricane season on the Atlantic.  The weather forecast has changed our plans.  Here is the forecast in the area of our departure from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay as of 0429 EST: ANZ828-312030- Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light…

By Captain Jim October 31, 2018 0

Tracking our Progress from Norfolk to St. Thomas

You can track our progress on Gallivant by going to the following website: http://snap.ocens.com Then enter “captaininyou”  Then show map! Messages will appear from Captain Mike, the Skipper.  The only example he has given so far is “caught tuna today”.  With the current forecast for this Friday of gale force winds and large head seas,…

By Captain Jim October 30, 2018 0

St. Mary’s River Long Weekend

We traveled from the Great Wicomico River to St. Mary’s River via the Potomac River in late July and met up with the Great  Wicomico Cruising Club.  The winds were blowing out of the north when we left so we headed east across the bay toward Tangier Island, then headed north west to reach across…

By Captain Jim July 25, 2018 0

SV Balera Detailed Description

SV Balera – 1997 Caliber 35LRC – Detailed Description Builder/Designer: Builder: Caliber Designer: Michael McCreary Dimensions: LOA: 35’9” LWL: 29’10” Beam: 11’4” Displacement: 13,100 Draft: 4’6” Ballast: 6,100 Engine: Yanmar Engine HP: 27 Engine Model: 3GM30F Tankage: Fuel: 100g in 2 tanks Water: 105g in 2 tanks Holding: 44g FRP   Accommodations The luxurious interior…

By Captain Jim October 20, 2015 0