Sailing Around The World

Srubbing Dragonsbane Bottom!

Nothing to exciting to tell about today’s adventure. I spent the first 3 hours of the morning in a mask and fins armed with a scrub brush and a scraper. I dived and swam for along time making sure that the bottom of Dragonsbane was clean and bright like her top side deck. Wow that sounds naughty! After a good hard swim and feeling the effects of holding my breath 200 times we pulled the anchor and set sail back to NassauHarbor. My mom will be rejoining the team tomorrow and will get to enjoy the frustrations of Nicole pilot and hopefully see some of the few sites at Nassau. Looking forward to her arrival.

Thanks for checking out the blog,

 Jacques

5 responses

  1. Hello, Jacques and Dale! Happy to read of your adventures at anchor to the west of Nassau… I’m proud of you guys! Good luck with the boat-projects. I think the Hydrovane is going to be the ACE of all pilots. Will you be taking another ride on the 21A out to Lil General’s? I’d bet your viewers would love to see some pics of that adventure. Kind regards, Paul Exner

    November 27, 2012 at 2:29 am

  2. Bill and Kathy Shine

    I sure enjoy reading your Blog. The highlight of my day. You certainly do a good job. Love to you all.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:45 am

  3. Steve List

    Remember they are mechanical devices no matter how much they seem to have mystical powers. The laws of physics must be followed. Hang in there and good luck!

    November 28, 2012 at 1:05 am

  4. Steve, That is so true! I have to tell myself that no matter how much trouble shooting I do on these systems in the end they are machines. I just get so mad when they dont live up to there standard. A sailbaot is one of the most compliacted machines I have had the opertunty to run. Everything from engines, water makers, hydrolics, sails, rigging, eletrical wiring, weather forcasting and so on. I know that when I am done with this adventure I will be ready for any life/job issue willl be a walk in the park. Thanks for the up lifting words.

    November 28, 2012 at 3:32 am

    • Steve List

      That’s why I opt for horsepower. A wise person told me me be very sure before you go the sail route. If you tire of it all you have is an expensive slow boat 🙂

      November 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm