Captain's Caribbean Calendar - OCTOBER

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Hatteras heading back into the water

Guests always wonder what it takes to get ready for the boating season.

Every October, we head back to Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor where McGregor has been hauled out for the summer. We spend several weeks doing maintenance and various jobs that our charter guests rarely see.

This year, after some research with our good friends at Sam's Marine and combing the Hatteras Tech Talk forum, we tackled a big project. Taking apart our 8" diameter exhaust risers, reinforcing a few of their fittings, and replacing all the hoses was a bigger job than we expected!

We also drilled a 3 3/4" hole in the bottom of the boat (YIKES) so we could install a transducer for our new Garmin GPSMAP 741xs. Not only is it a chart plotter, GPS, and fish finder, but we can now tell our guests some very important information - The Temperature of the Water…which, has been a balmy 82 degrees.

Next up on the project list was to take out the old fiberglass battery boxes, replace the floor with a new sheet of 3/4" marine plywood and fiberglass it in. The finishing touch was installing new heavy duty Todd Marine battery boxes.

Some yearly maintenance includes sanding McGregor's bottom and laying a fresh new coat of bottom paint. As if that's not enough, Captain Tim gets his workout in by waxing the hull and cabin top.

It is always an exciting, yet anxious day when the 100 ton Travel Lift comes to pick us up and carry us to the yacht basin….Back in the water, where McGregor II belongs!


Captain's Caribbean Calandar - SEPTEMBER

Snow is coming and Captain ready.
Why do I keep thinking of the saying,

The Beach is Calling and I must GO


Captain Tim in Colorado

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - JULY

After several weeks of bilges and batteries,
it's now time for flowers & veggie gardens!!!

Chef Julie's Garden

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - JUNE

Happy/Sad time of year! Safely hauled out for the summer!

Captain Tim Cleaning Boat's Bottom Paint

Charter Crew Vacation

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - SEPTEMBER


Crew's Wedding Announcement
Enjoying a magical summer here in Colorado and wanted to share some of our happy news!

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - AUGUST

Crew dressed up for a costume party
Back in Colorado, our annual neighbor hood Pig Roast is 4 days of fun and catching up with friends! Captain was going for the blond Clint Eastwood thing for Western Night. How about that cinnamon stick cigarillo??

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - AUGUST

Summer Landscaping

Our friends from St. Thomas showed up just in time to help us with our big summer project...
Hauling 8 tons of moss rock & gravel up from the driveway will definitely get us in shape for next season!!

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - JULY

Selfie by BVI crew

July is Haul-Out month...
But first, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - SEPTEMBER

Fall Camping Read More…

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - JULY

After being home for several weeks, we finally called in the landscaping crew. These guys mow down everything…including the fleshly potted flowers!!Meadow in CO

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - JANUARY

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Captain's Caribbean Calendar - OCTOBER

Saying Goodbye! Read More…

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - SEPTEMBER

September Camping Read More…

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - AUGUST

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Captain's Caribbean Calendar - JUNE

McGregor Takes a Break Read More…

Captain's Caribbean Calendar - MAY

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