Adventures of the SV Floridian

Paul + Lynn + Pooch

Month: December, 2014

Floridian Back in Water

Floridian Back in Water

Today was launch day.  I got almost everything done in 9 days.  Probably could have been 7 if that giant swell didnt hit, but I am not complaining.  It was a lot of work for one person to do in 7 or 9 days.  I am exhausted.  I went for a 30 min test run…

Giant Swell Hits South Florida Dec 8-11

Giant Swell Hits South Florida Dec 8-11

So I decided to make this its own post since this was the biggest swell to hit South Florida since Hurricane Sandy.  I happened to be in the middle of numerous shipyard project that I had to delay and break away from in order to surf.  Not best case scenarios for surfing for me but…

Sand and Paint time…

Sand and Paint time…

So After days of buffing,waxing etc.  Now I am sanding the bottom.  I actually like this much better than holding the damn buffer.  And it wasn’t as bad as sanding it last year in Jacksonville.  I knew what to do and there were only a few blisters to fix.  I also did some patch work…

Shipyard progress…

Shipyard progress…

Got some good progress on the Floridian.  I have been busting my ass.  The whole buffing and waxing thing has turned into an ordeal.  My hull was in such bad shape that when you rubbed your hand on it you would get white powder all over your hand.  This is a tell tale sing of…

The Floridian goes to the Shipyard…

The Floridian goes to the Shipyard…

I had been planning to do this for months, and I finally made it happen this week.  The Floridian has some major functional issues that needed to be taken out of the water (hauled out) to fix.  The Floridian is a 1979 Irwin 37 sailboat.  She is quite old and has an original shaft, and…

Lynn comes to Visit

Lynn comes to Visit

After I had thanksgiving at my Aunt Monica’s house on Thursday, My amazing GF Lynn made a surprise visit to Palm Beach this weekend.  We had a great time and great meals.  She came right as FSU was winning in the 4th quarter against the gators.  She is someone that really has a big heart….