Update # 5-Post Matthew

Communications to Great Harbour Cay are still down, and text messages from Joe have been hit and miss the last few days.  From what I have read from various sources,  the eye came within 12 miles of GHC, as you can see if the image above. All people on the island are fine, including the […]

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Update #2 Hurricane Matthew

Last night, I spoke with Joe briefly.  He was able to take a break from the outer bands of the hurricane slowing approaching the beautiful island at Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands and check on the boats, which were all OK.  here are the two pictures he snapped: Above shows MAHI before dusk, […]

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Update #1 Hurricane Matthew

Thought I would write a series of updates over the next few days.  Joe and our sailboat, MAHI, are currently located in the Bahamas, with Hurricane Matthew expected to pass directly over Great Harbour Cay and the Berry Islands. First off, I just got off the phone with Joe while they still have cell service […]

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Watching Hurricane Matthew

Living in California, we are used to things like earthquakes and forest fires.  Hurricanes, not so much.  Having our MAHI at Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas this summer comes with the risk of encountering a very large hurricane. Well, if the weather gurus have it right, our boat is about to encounter a very […]

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Back in Great Harbour Cay

Joe flew out to Great Harbour Cay (GHC) just in case the weather system turned into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane.  Better safe than sorry, we felt.  Of course, once he booked his ticket, the storm weakened and turned south away from the Bahamas, strengthening and turning into Hurricane Hermine.  That’s okay, we have some […]

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Named Storms and Boats

Leaving your boat in a hurricane zone during hurricane season, you find yourself constantly following the weather. Joe and I have been watching Invest 99L, an area of interest for its potential to develop into a named storm. At the time of this writing, NOAA Hurricane Center is predicting that it has a 70% probability […]

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Preparing Your Boat For Summer

Our summer plans include leaving the sailboat in the Berry Islands, Bahamas, at Great Harbour Cay Marina.  I thought I would share how I prepared S/V Mahi for our absence during the tropical hurricane season. When you leave your boat for an extended time, there are many issues to consider.  Here is our main list: […]

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