The Sailboat Pomaika'i

Port Charlotte to Fort Myers

Sitting here at the Fort Myers airport waiting for the flight back to Jacksonville (but via North Carolina for some absurd reason, Jacksonville is the redheaded step child of travel destinations) going over my simple “one day move” of...

Boat Shopping In Punta Gorda

After getting the settlement check for the boat accident I took a look through the websites that list boats for sales. A quick search found a 1979 Morgan Outisland 415 (41′ foot) for sale in Punta Gorda in SW Florida for just about the same...

Maiden Voyage

Had a productive Saturday. Practiced docking stern first which is harder to do with a sailboat. Since there is only a single propeller sailboats tend to walk (move sideways, in the case of Palani to the port side) in reverse. So you have to...

Maiden Voyage

Had a productive Saturday. Practiced docking stern first which is harder to do with a sailboat. Since there is only a single propeller sailboats tend to walk (move sideways, in the case of Palani to the port side) in reverse. So you have to...

Palani Is Launched

Well, the first day of boat ownership was a challenge. A perfect storm of poor planning on my part, inexperience – again on my part and mechanical issues.  Palani is Hawai’ian for “FreeMan” and the sailboat will provide a means of...

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  • Sitting Brown Pelican
  • Osprey On Piling
  • Sunrise Under The Bridge
  • Highway 41 Black and White
  • White Egret
  • Punta Gorda Mooring
  • Snowy Egret
  • Brown Pelican On Piling
  • Ft Myers Beach Anchorage