We had a great evening and sunset cruise with Nick and girlfriend, Desiree.
We even dropped the hook in Cedar Beach Cove and went for a swim!
The champagne for this event was provided by Rick and Jane Hergt, the previous owners. We really regret that we did not get any pictures of them when they were visiting us Saturday July 18 as we prepared for our first voyage aboard their former boat! We wish them many days of happy cruising aboard their beautiful ‘new’ Grand Banks trawler!
This boat affords Shelly the ability to walk the whole perimeter of the boat. Here she has gone forward to clean the anchor rode as it comes up out of the mud and sand.
The electronics are very cool!
On my iPhone, I can even view/monitor what is showing up on the chart plotter at any given time while I am away from it at the lower helm or wherever. Amazing!
This shows my iPhone displaying what is currently on screen upstairs on the upper bridge. “Two helms, one chart plotter, no problem!”
New stainless steel boarding handle enables Shelly to come and go without assistance!
Shelly and I took a “get organized” day today. Starting to get things set up the way we want.
After dinner, we went upstairs to have a cocktail on the flybridge while the sun set.
Very cool perspective on the world! Back to work in the morning! 8:00 ET call with the UK. I’m going back to the apartment during the business day.
Maiden voyage today 6:00am.
Steve has his coffee! And there is no fog!
Just arrived at the dock!
Mike was finishing up his fiberglass work when we arrived. Lower helm seen above.
Upper helm seen below.
View of the bow from the upper helm / fly bridge.
Master stateroom below.
Huge thanks to dock mate Steve Ramano for these pics and for accompanying us on this maiden voyage of 150 miles home to the South Shore of Long Island, a two day trip. Tomorrow we make Greenport NY on the North Fork of eastern Long Island.
Shelly and Steve at dinner … take out from nearby McKinley’s Irish Pub.
We plan to push off at 6:00am.
Perfect timing to coordinate the sale of our Chaparral the day after closing on the Mainship 390!
They say the two happiest days of a person’s life is the day one buys a boat, and when one sells a boat!
So these two days are pretty special for us!
Congratulations to Tony DeLuka, new owner of the Chaparral Signature 27!
Took the boat name and hailing port off the transom this evening. The boat is all ready for its new owner!
Spring 2012 was our first season aboard this boat. So 2020 is our 9th season.
Two boat transfers of ownership are likely in the next 48 hours.
Next log entry will likely be with new owner aboard. Then its off to E. Greewich RI to bring the next Shellerina home to her new landing.
We are anchored in position to watch to the North all along the south shore of Long Island for private and municipal fireworks displays. Plenty of social distance out here on the anchor!
It isn’t dark yet.
It isn’t 9:00pm yet.
Yet hundreds or thousands of people are launching their loads of fireworks this evening. Lots of pent up need to celebrate things, I think. Happy Birthday America!
I wish I could capture what we are seeing from this vantage point. 7.5 M people on Long Island needing to vent on the 4th of July!
160 degrees of panoramic fireworks! Going for over an hour.
Can’t wait any longer for supper! We brought the stove up in the cockpit so Shelly would not miss any of the fireworks!
It is impossible to capture the wide panoramic display of fireworks that we’ve been seeing for the past couple hours. This vid does not even come close!
Of course, it got better after dark, but the camera becomes less capable to capture what we are seeing tonight.
10:30pm. Fireworks are still going strong on Great South Bay. Remarkable.