Thursday, August 17, 2006

Catalina Enee still for sale!

First of all...a contest! Write an "appropriate" caption for this picture! Look close. Click on the picture to make it bigger. Just put your entry in the comments. Enjoy!





Yes fans it's true. Good old Catalina Enee is still on the hard up near Baltimore. Let me just say that boat brokers are all pirates! The ones I left Enee with did nothing to try to sell her over the past several months. So, I've put her up on Ebay. Check it out and spread the word to anyone in the Chesapeak area who want a great first boat!

In other news...we finally got our wifi straightened out and we now have a signal right on the boat. Works a little better if we go in to the marina but still better than schlepping the computer to McDonald's! Note to anyone looking to start a business: Ft. Myers Beach needs an internet cafe desperately! Remember Plantation Coffee in Key West? That place was always jumping and the wifi was free!

I think I'll contract with a local diver to take care of the baranacles once a month. That's only $100 each dive and worth it. I want to make sure our bottom is nice and clean when we take off from here at the end of November. I'm also looking into SCUBA class for myself. Ultimately I'd like to just be able to keep the air tank in the dingy and use a long hose to go around and inspect and clean the boat myself. There is a two week class near here in September for about $275. We'll see.

In any event, breathing through a long hose with the snorkel mouthpiece attached doesn't work! It was a good idea in theory but once in the water captain snappy couldn't get a breath! No comments necessary on this pic, OK?

We are enjoying NOT having refrigeration for awhile. It is so hot here that I have to run a lot of engine to keep up with refrigeration. We have been toting ice every day or two and just not keeping a lot of perishables on board. When it's so hot we don't feel like eating a meat and potatoes dinner anyway. When you are on the go the engine tends to get run twice a day anyway getting off of and back onto the anchor. I should have bought the refrigerator that exchanges heat with seawater instead of air but it was more $$$ and required two more holes in the boat. I already have 9!...at last count.

We've retrieved our car again. I swear I should hang that Mazda from the dingy davitts! It was still up in Clearwater so we finally found a parking space for it, rented a car, and brought it down a couple of days ago. Now we can use it to shop if we want or get propane, explore downtown ft. Myers, etc.

Here's the story of getting the parking space.... I was asking our friendly bartender at the Parrot Bar if he knew of anyone in the neighborhood who might let us park a car. The lady next to me over heard and told me she might have a slot at a condo that she owns but she'd have to check with her partner. I told her I could pay $50 a month (the marina wanted $200!!). She got back to me a few days later and said that they had talked and thought $100 was better. I said well, than try zero on for size! I mean these people are not in the car parking business and the $50 came out of nowhere but suddenly they want $100. She is from New York.

Two days ago I was walking down the street by the marina and a lady was out working in her yard. I asked her if there might be a place to park our car nearby. She gave me her neighbor's number as he was in Tennessee until winter. I called him (his name is 'Baldy') and asked and told him I'd be willing to pay for the privlege. He said, "Hell you don't have to pay me partner. Just go ahead and put your car there". Tennessee - New York. Coincidence? Maybe not.

That's for now. Remember there's a boat out there for sale and Gracie is still available!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Black Sox & Two Sax"

"If you enjoy Fred on the sax--and I think you do-- you're gonna love him as a one man dueling sax show!"

Lisa T.

floridaglades said...

Madge's husband Zamfir is outed as a bi-saxual on Ft. Myers Beach. She dons black socks in a show of mourning.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this how Kelly Clarkston got started?

Scott said...

OK anonymous...we don't know who Kelly Clarkston is and more importantly, we don't know who you are. SIGN YOUR NAMES!

stancilsatsea said...

Scott and Sue,
We're writing this from Plantation Coffee in Key West. You were right, it is a great place to get online. We showed your recommendation of his business to the owner and I think you might get a free cup o'joe when you return. Take care,
The Stancils

Rich P said...

You know, Scott, if you had gotten a picture of the WOMAN with those two big saxophone mouthpieces in HER mouth, a caption would have been WAY easier!

John Mark Karr said...

If she plays ONE more verse of Kumbayah, I swear I'm gonna snap!

Scott said...

OK, "stiff" competion but the winner is....(drum roll......)

THE FLORIDA GLADES!

COME ON DOWN AND ACCEPT YOUR PRIZE WHICH IS....
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.GRACIE THE BLIND BLUES CAT!!! (ups IS ON THE WAY) CONGRATS AND THANKS FOR PLAYING!

Anonymous said...

comment might be----"safe sax or unsafe sax?"

Ken Heyman
(Catalina Club member)
kenheyman@msn.com

Anonymous said...

What's 2nd prize? 2 blind cats? : )

deborah said...

Or Three Blind Mice

floridaglades said...

THE FELINE BLUES

My life was alright.
Livin' in a nice house.
Watchin' the Cubs.
The occasional mouse.
And then my master.
Got this crazy idea.
He'd sell all our stuff.
And sail for the sea ah!
Said to me and Sue.
Girls we gonna set sail.
I got us a plan.
There's no way we can fail.
The Erie Canal.
Hudson River too.
We'll cruise to Long Island.
Maybe Timbuktu.
Yes, we'll have barnacles.
And a breakdown or three.
But crustaceans and bivalves.
We'll flick like a flea.
But now I'm gettin older.
My sight's starting to fail.
Fell off the boat the other day.
Scott grabbed me by my tail.
And now they're tryin to ship me.
UPS me to a zoo.
So I crapped in Scott's cereal bowl.
Let's see what brown can do for you!

GRACIE

Anonymous said...

hello,

Were you able to get your boat sold through ebay? If not, Im in the Baltimore area and would like to take a look at her. Please email me at brucerobs@aol.com. Thanks.
Bruce

Anonymous said...

I don't know Scott.

It's just too "Saxy" for words.

(Hi Kenny)
Kuba_mon