Beginning the 2018 trip

The last effort in New Bern was to store our Honda CRV.  Good friends are using it to help keep the battery charged while running around.  After a 20+ mile trip down the Neuse River, we luckily got a free dock in Oriental.  While doing so we met fellow Gemini catamaran owners.  We enjoyed dinner at M&M’s and shared boating stories.

Morehead City was our next stop.  Yacht A Fun needed to have the aluminum framed davit system braced.  The original fabrication shop (years ago) had failed to create 45 degree bracing.  As a result, the davit, with dingy attached, would flex side to side in offshore waves.  We had learned of that back in 2015 off the shore of Cumberland Island. Having searched around New Bern and Morehead City, I found Eson Mathews.  A welder since high school, he had a broad knowledge base and a can do attitude.  The welding joints he did were better than the original ones.

A welder since high school, he had a broad knowledge base and a can do attitude.  The welding joints he did were better than the original ones.

Eson began on the starboard side

He arranged a three night stay at Taylor Boat Works so that he could trailer his equipment to our location.  The service was spot on.

Note the rail lift cradle

The story / blog of Yacht a Fun, a Gemini catamaran sailboat, traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life.  Headed to Green Cove Springs Florida

Alex RookerBeginning the 2018 trip

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