About the Crew
About the Crew
Lynn and Bill were married on November 8th, 1997 later that same month we purchased Cybersail. After sailing Cybersail around the Long Island Sound and beyond for 5 plus years. We have decided to leave our home port of Brewers Bruce and Johnson's marina in Branford, CT.
On or about September 21st of 2003(Because of Storm Isabel) our voyage will begin. We will sail first to the Chesapeake Bay and spend sometime in the area. Then we'll sail down the ICW to Fort Peirce FL. We will stay there to provision Cybersail and wait till the hurricane season to end, then to the Carribean. While we are in FL we will visit with Wolf and Joanne of SV Absolut which did this trip the year before.
The ChangesWe have decided to only goto the Abaco's in the Bahamas and return to Fort Pierce or St Augustine in June of 2004. Then to head out again in Oct again to the lower Bahamas.
PreparationsIt hard to let go. Sell the Business (Bagel and Deli), Sell the Home, Sell the cars, Sell the landside belongings, and outfitting the boat.
Punch ListSell Bagel Shop:
We had a buyer for the Bagel shop in November of 2002, Thus we were going to leave in May. Well it didn't sell till Febuary 28, 2003. Since we had to pay for the Slip or lose it (Not willing to take a chance with no place to put the boat). We will stay till September at the marina.
We listed the house on March 1st, 2003. Took and offer on April 16th, and Closed May 30th, 2003
We had to sell both Cars, but one we are going to keep till the end. So we sold the Jeep June 2003. Sold the last car 2 day before leaving.
Sell Landside Belongings:
Suprising we only had 2 car load of belongings to store. Everything else was sold or discarded. (You wouldn't believe the stuff we collected)
We replaced the 4 hp 2 stroke with a 5 hp 4 stroke 01/04/04
We installed a new MarTec Feathering 3 bladed Prop this Spring of 2003
We installed a new Mermaid Marine AC with Electric Heat this Spring of 2003.
Update DC/AC Power:
Replaced 4 group 24 Batteries (Wet Cells) 6/2003
Installed 2 8D AGM Batteries 6/2003
Installed Heart 10 Inverter/Charger 6/2003
Installed Heart Link 20 Battery Monitor 6/2003
Installed Amp-Tech 125se Alternator 6/2003
Installed BalMar Regulator 6/2003
Installed AmpAir 100 Wind Generator 6/2003
Replaced Battery cables and fused battery cables 7/2003
Installed Honda 2k portable Generator 8/2003