Cape Breton

By Zimaz|July 6, 2015|CruisingCruising,Nova Scotia|0 comments

A short story of our adventures at Cape Breton, here: From Lake to Sea Spent almost a week up at Cape Breton’s Bras d’or Lakes & another week tooling around Cape Breton Island. The family and I enjoyed the time and the environment immensely despite the cool weather. We all got to know Zimaz a bit better, and found her to be quite liveable and comfortable for the 5 of us. The dingy and the oars proved to be a […]

Prep Week

By Zimaz|June 15, 2015|Uncategorized|1 comments

Zimaz on her mooring at South Shore Marine A very hectic last week of May was had shepherding Zimaz back into the water, stepping the mast, and locating her on a mooring. Oh, and trying to figure out her systems somewhere in there. The mast is far more complex than I’m used to, so I managed to cross some shrouds and fumble through some other errors. In between yard work I managed to do some provisioning for the family vacation […]

Custom 42

By Zimaz|April 4, 2015|EquipmentEquipment,Nova Scotia|0 comments

Very exciting to announce that I’ve purchased Zimaz, a Custom 42 designed and built by a naval architect for cruising with his family. She’s strong, handsome, and ready to log some offshore miles. While she didn’t meet all my criteria, she meets them better than just about anything I’ve considered. Problem: she’s in Nova Scotia. Solution: take advantage of her location to do some cruising in Nova Scotia this Summer. Then figure out how to sail her over to Kemah, […]

Boat Search

By Zimaz|April 4, 2015|Equipment|0 comments

So, I’ve been looking for Slacker’s replacement for a while now, since well before I put Slacker on the market, actually. I’ve received some advice along the way, some of which I actually took, some not. “Get the smallest boat you can stand.” “They’ve learned a lot about yacht design since the Cal 40.” “If you can’t stand up in an Express 37, then pass” “What do you want THAT boat for? You are only going to go a knot faster.” […]