Month: May 2015

Sinking Boat At Santa Cruz Memorial Day Weekend.

“Mayday, mayday, mayday,” the voice on the radio was loud and clear.  That means one thing.  They’re close by.  The boat is sinking.  They have maybe 10 minutes.  Two aboard.  They don’t know exactly where they are.  Somewhere between Blue Banks

Clean To Inspect – Boat maintenance

Your safety on the water can be dependent on your engine working.  Sure you can radio in and get help, but you don’t want to be waiting as your boat gets closer to the rocks, or goes sideways to the

Boat Docks

There’s usually good and bad to every situation.  Owning your own boat dock is like that.  Some of the good things about having a house with a boat dock is that it’s easier to maintain your boat because it’s convenient to

The Sea Captain’s Wife

We went out to Santa Cruz Island Saturday and Sunday (Mother’s Day) on a quick outing.   The fishing was slow, so I enjoyed some reading.  Several months ago Gary had been recommended the book Diary of a Sea Captain’s Wife: Tales

My Pretty Pink Avet Reel

  In 2012, after I won the CIYC women’s fishing tournament, Gary bought me a new pink Avet reel.   We have a lot of rods and it’s instantly clear to anyone on the boat which one is mine.  When

CIYC Women’s Fishing Tournament

Sunday was the Women’s Fishing Tournament.  I was really excited for it this year.  In the past we haven’t had as much participation.  This year we had 21 entrants on four boats. Gary, I and a few friends went out

Speedboats At Lake Havasu

We were invited to Lake Havasu by a friend from our yacht club.  She just purchased a boat and wanted to take it to her second home.  We thought that we would be helping her learn about the boat and