Preparing Moonshadow For Cruising

February, 2023

We moved from our apartment in Cupecoy onto Moonshadow in December. We also moved all remaining “boat things” from Slow Dancer, which was in the slip next to us at Island Water World, onto Moonshadow. Our son, Chase, moved onto Slow Dancer to use as his home base while teaching diving in St. Maarten. We were kept busy adding such things as a new dinghy, water maker, stainless steel solar arch and solar panels (along with the associated electrical system), an AIS ship identification system, new auto pilots on both boats, new sails on both boats and new trampolines for the catamaran. Along with these things were the day to day chores of washing, waxing and stainless polishing for two boats. To say that we were busy is an understatement!

We put a “For Sale” sign on Slow Dancer and hired a broker. This was so bittersweet. We are happy for the space that Moonshadow provides, yet sad to see our beloved Slow Dancer for sale and are grateful for the 11 years that we had her and the 6 years of thrilling cruising. This beautiful boat took care of us, even when we didn’t have enough sense to take care of ourselves! So she is ready for her next cruising family to love her as much as we have.

Moonshadow at the Island Water World dock

We added a large solar arch and panels

Ken working on the water maker

New trampolines

Slow Dancer sits waiting

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