Adventures of the SV Floridian

Paul + Lynn + Pooch

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….

Orange Iguana and Dinghy motor fixed (kinda)

Orange Iguana and Dinghy motor fixed (kinda)

  So today I worked on dinghy motor, and applied for some jobs.  I could not get the motor started after 50 plus pulls. Very frustrating.  I was ready to sell the thing for scraps.  Then I read online about taking spark plugs out and cleaning them, also leave the plugs out and let cylinders…

Sunday in Palm Beach

Sunday in Palm Beach

Today the wind finally eased off and the sun was on and off.  It was a hot, humid day.  Felt like summer in South Florida.  I dried off the sailboat, filled the water tank, and worked on the dinghy motor.  It still isn’t working like I want it as the idle is not performing correctly….

My first blog

My first blog

Well, here it is.  My name is Paul Sherman, and I live on my 37ft sailboat, “The Floridian”.  I am currently sitting on my boat in Jupiter, Florida at loggerhead marina.  The winds are ripping 30kt gust.  It was like that all night.  It was kinda nice being at the dock with crazy winds and…