Switching boats....

Thursday, February 19, 2015

While Morning Dance was being hauled out and getting her new engine put in, Derrek and I moved onto Island Dreamer for a few days as we helped with Morning Dance's work and also continued doing ASA charters throughout the keys.

Its refreshing every-once and a while to change boats to make you appreciate what you have, while also enjoying what the other boat has to offer. Island Dreamer is a Sloop Rig Morgan Out Island 41', with a large galley, dinghy davits, and an awesome inverter system.

By changing boats it also keeps you on your toes and allows you to keep up with your sailing skills. At least for me, I find that if I've run a boat for awhile I start to become too accustomed to how that boat will perform (which isn't always a bad thing).

With Island Dreamer it has the opposite prop walk of Morning Dance so you're constantly having to think through your maneuvers a little more instead of just 'knowing' what will happen. 

Sunset over the Everglades

Sunset over Pumpkin Key

Angelfish Creek

Angelfish Creek / Channel
Cooper helping to pick the "right" spot to drop the anchor in Angelfish.

He's on anchor watch....

Sunset over North Key Largo

Miami Skyline

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