It is great when we hear back from our customers who have taken our classes and gone cruising, here are a couple of emails we have recived;
Hello Harold and Margie,It’s shawn and Mary from MI and Marathon FL. You two spent a couple days with us on our newly acquired Catalina 387 in Dec of 2012. Our forestay came apart at the bow mount on our first sail with you, remember us?We enjoyed the Catalina but decided to move to a different boat. At this moment we are sailing west along the north shore of Puerto Rico, about 2 hours east of San Juan, with our new boat. Last week we closed on a 2008 Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 catamaran. We picked up our new boat in St Martin last Saturday. She is an 750 hour one owner boat in great shape with genset, water maker, upgraded engines, gennaker, AIS, and more. We are really happy with her!! Like a couple kids in candy store!,, lolAfter a couple days getting aquatinted with her in St Martin, we departed St Martin weds afternoon and sailed to St John, arriving Thursday morning. We spent Thursday afternoon and Friday morning island hopping to snorkel spots in the VI. Tomorrow morning we will depart west bound from San Juan, we are planning a route along the north shore of Dominican Republic, the Old Bahama channel, Cay Sal banks then on the Marathon.Mary and I were just talking about you two earlier this week, it was nice to see the email. We really enjoyed meeting you both, thanks a lot for helping us with the Catalina!!If your ever around Marathon place say hello.Shawn and Mary, aboard S/V Sunbelievable.
We took your wonderful class in January 2014, 5 days in the Keys.
We are now doing the Great Loop in our 36′ Pearson pilothouse. Have gone over 4500 miles so far, Maryland to Florida Keys via Canada, Chicago, and the Tenn Tom!
We are heading east in the keys (tonight at Lignumvitae Key State Park). Do you have any recommendations for a marina between Miami and ft Lauderdale where we could have shore power (30amps) and leave our boat for a week (next week)?
Any thoughts are appreciated.
We are having a wonderful trip!
We did have a complete electrical system failure when we were at little shark River in the Everglades. But we could start the Diesel engine, we have paper charts and a compAss, and we found another sailboat going to Marathon, so followed them for 6 hours!
Great memories of our trip on Island dreamer!
Hope all is well,
Elizabeth and Jim