Another boating season is upon us but … It appears we are now boatless. Our 2006 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer has been sold as of yesterday and is headed to its new home in Deltaville. Its just one of the many changes going on here at the Starkeeper household. This
Where has the time gone? I’m writing about events in June and its friggin August. Time to catch up. For the month of June we decided to spend more time on the 340. With the goal of becoming long term cruisers after retirement we decided to see how living aboard
We promise we are still alive. Its been over a month since we last posted and man we’ve been busy. First and foremost we passed our US Sailing Association Basic Keel Boat Certification. We spent three weekends studying basic sailing on a J80 that was trying to kill us. Our
We’ve officially opened our travel season. The marina turned on the water so Star Keeper has been dewinterized and is getting a spring cleaning this weekend. We’ve also scheduled 3 camping trips in April where we will mix our camping and boating hobbies as we take our Basic Keelboat certification
While camping and general travel adventures typically only require a standard weather forecast that can be found on your favorite local TV station, radio station, or weather app (ours is Accuweather) spending multiple nights out on the hook while boating can require a bit more detail. I was turned onto
Swinging between camping/boating weather and close to freezing is really having a psychological effect on me. On one hand I’m anxious to get moving but on the other hand I have several projects to get done before our busy season. The shroud is coming along but will be a bit close.
Over the weekend we attended Prince William Marina’s Annual Slipholders Party and as with the first one it was a blast. This annual event was actually the first one we attended back in February of 2015. We had not even closed on “Getting Away” yet and our sales guy Steve
Every year Prince William Marina and Prince William Yacht Club put on their annual Pirates Night on the Hook event. The PWM barge is placed in Mattawoman and boats are rafted up. It allows for a great party platform and Prince William Marina brings out the grill and fixes up