Posts made in November, 2010


Downtime departed Grand Cayman at 2:00 on Nov. 26. Having gone through the clearing out circus, wich took an hour to find all the right people and get the right documentation filled out we were officialy cleared out and on our way.   We had a 350 miles in front of us to get to Ambergis Cay, Belize. With light winds we set the screecher and ran one engine at 75% power. This gave us a blazing speed of 7 knts/hr. This would give us...

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November 30, 2010   Daria and I were just noticing that we have alot of viewers and not many people signed up as followers? It would be fun for us to see who is following the Blog. So please take a minute to sign up when you get a minute.   Peace!! The Captain

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Cayman Islands We sailed out of Jamaica Nov. 20 at 8pm. We had a nice 20 to 25 knot breeze blowing us to the north-east on our way to Little Cayman 165 miles away. Downtime loves going downwind and riding the waves. We were only using the jib sail and going 8 to 9 knots!! OK so you are asking what is a knot? A knot is roughly 1.2 statute miles per hour. 6000 feet in nautical mile verses 5280 in a statute mile. remember that one it...

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November 23, 2010 Hello again after surviving Jamaica!! We arrived in Port Antonio on the south east end of Jamaica around 2:00 am on the 16th. We had thunderstorms and rain after catching the fish south of Cuba. We pulled into the designated anchoragewhich is apparently fed by several rivers. The water turned from clear blue to a muddy brown with trash and bottles floating by, Yuck!! We woke to the sounds of crowing roosters and the...

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November 17, 2010   Hello everyone! So after dragging lines some 800 miles We finally caught some nice fish! It seems you never need any thing until you throw it out, and you never catch fish until you buy fish the day before? We stoped at a small cay at he bottom of the Bahama chain and traded some rum for a few nice grouper. The next day we set sail for Jamaica. The winds were light and we motored most the way. Just as we were...

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