Month: August 2010

Chartering License

I knew what I needed was the basic Coast Guard license to carry up to six passengers for hire. We were fortunate to be berthed near a charter boat and the skipper and his wife were quite friendly. He and

Arrive Fort Lauderdale, Florida

After about a month’s cruise, and twelve hundred miles later, we arrived at Bahia Mar Yacht Basin, and pulled in to our reserved slip. The whole trip was fabulous, with many fresh fish dinners along the way. At one of

Changing Lifestyles

Let’s face it—we loved to sail, and were really hooked on cruising. But those Sunday afternoon blahs were getting me down. We often talked about pursuing it professionally. We had subscribed to Yachting and had read several articles on chartering.

Taking our Boat to the Chesapeake Bay

Dear friends of ours, Stan and Fran Pangborn, were going to leave the Potomac and take their boat to the Chesapeake. Marie and I had talked about this several times and decided to join them. This would be our longest

Weekends on Favonian

After we got home from work on Fridays, we packed all we needed for a weekend aboard Favonian. We sailed from our marina with all the food, spirits, and miscellaneous items to be self-sufficient. And not once did we forget