En route to the boatyard? Don’t be in such a darn hurry!
Capt. Bill Pike's blog
Our story opens in the midst of a voyage from Anacortes, Washington to Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, a very remote little archipelago well west of Vancouver Island. Lioness, a Defever 49 with five guys aboard, owner Phil Chernin and his brother-in-law Monty Bourn amongst them, eases along toward Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii’sd one and only big town.
Sometimes when you really need ’em, they just show up.
Wherein the media-hyped, weather-related delusions of a long-distance boat owner are fully explicated.
Capt. Bill Pike travelled to Johor Bahru for an inside look at the new, high-tech facility where the Grand Banks 60 is being built.
Most boaters go with a plain ol’ haulout at their marina prior to a hurricane—then they go home. Not these folks.
Not having a boat can drive some people a little crazy. Here’s what it did to me.
Boatlessness does strange things to a boater’s psyche. At least that’s my experience. And to further explicate the phenomenon, please allow me to describe the bizarre state of mind I fell into during the long, glum, boatless period that stretched between the sale of my Grand Banks trawler a year or so ago and the recent purchase of my new (to me, that is) Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Cruiser.
The Republican National Convention? Yup, Capt. Bill Pike here, in Cleveland, site of the wild and wooly RNC. Next week… same deal with the Democratic National Convention. Watch for a big election story in the October issue of Power & Motoryacht. And join me on Facebook and Twitter for all the festivities. It'll be interesting—I guarantee.
The Republican National Convention? Yup, Capt. Bill Pike here, waiting on a plane to take me to Cleveland, site of the wild and wooly RNC. Next week … same deal with the Democratic National Convention. Watch for a big election story in the October issue of Power & Motoryacht. But for now, Join me on Facebook and Twitter for the festivities.