NYC to Florida Provisioning.

Day 2 – NY to FLA Provisioning.

We flew in Sunday morning from Toronto. We rented a car and drove to Petersen’s Boat yard just north of the Tappanzee bridge where the boat rested on the hard since our delivery south from Toronto at the end of August. If you need any work done on your boat, minor or major, this is the place to get it done, they took excellent care of our boat, and the staff is top notch with customer service. If you need to store your boat, short term or long term the fees are also reasonable.

We spent a few hours just getting the boat ready; putting up the full enclosure, setting up the safety equipment, washing the decks, and organized the inside of the boat. We ordered a Storm JIB, Life raft and a solar panel on-line in the US, and had them shipped down to the boat yard, this saved Canadian Customs and taxes.

Cezary and I hoisted Peter up the mast, we adjusted the top spreaders, and tightened them up. We threaten not to let him down, but he did not care much, he actually enjoyed it up there.

Black Diamond at Petersen's with Peter up the mast.

Black Diamond at Petersen

Peter working on the spreaders.

Peter working on the spreaders.

Then it was off to the grocery store for provisioning. This was a very scientific process. Cez and I went in, loaded two grocery carts, while Peter slept in the car. Actually, we bought 150 bottles of water, and other liquids, snacks foods, lots of fruits & vegetables, apples, bananas, peaches, mangoes,  tomatoes and onions. We want to make sure we don’t get scurvy! We have enough steaks for two dinners plus hamburgers, sausages, stir frys, cold cuts, pizza, ready made chicken soups, clam chowders, cheese, bread, buns, cereals, dry fruits and nuts, milk and whole lot more. Have a look at the pics.

We should have rented a larger vehicle

We should have rented a larger vehicle

Enough food for ya Pete?

Enough food for ya Pete?

$550 bucks later and we shall be on our way….This should last us about 4-5 days. We plan to pull into port further down and re-supply.

UPDATED: We completed to journey to Florida, 5 days 3 hours, possibly a cruisers record. We found that we had enough food for about 8-9 days on board. We ended up donating the perishable items to a less fortunate person we found in Jacksonville, Florida.

s/v Black Diamond

With almost 30,000 Nautical miles of experience and 1,800+ sea days and nights on the water. (1,800 sea days is like 5 years on the water, 365 days a year!) I am an RYA Skipper and ICC International Competent Captain, currently working on my RYA Yacht Master with a Commercial endorsement for a 200 ton vessel. My qualifications include; MED A2 Emergency Safety at Sea, Helicopter Rescue, Life raft deployment and use, Offshore Rescue and Fire Fighting at Sea, etc, STCW Code A-VI/1-3, Canadian Equivalent Marine First Aid and CPR/AED. I am an Open Water Certified diver and completed various CYA & Canadian Power and Sail Squadron certifications which include Power/Sailboat handling, Seamanship Sail, Piloting/charting, CYA Coastal Navigation, GPS Navigation, Extended Offshore Cruising, VHF Radio operation license and a Toronto Harbour License. I am now providing skippered charters and yacht deliveries globally, including crew positions for offshore passages. However, my specialities are the Bahamas, US East Coast, The Great Lakes, Welland Canal, Erie Canal and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia, looking to add Greece. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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2 Responses

  1. Roxane Radonic says:

    These photos of provisioning the boat are hilarious! I actually laughed out loud.
    It is even funnier to see the serious looks on Peter’s and Cezary’s faces standing next to the trunk.
    Just wondering, is it really warm in NY? I noticed that Peter went up the mast with no shirt on!

  2. Glenn says:

    Good luck guys, fair winds and good luck – keep the dry side up!

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