Sail Loot Podcast 051: Delivering Asante

By on June 22, 2017

In the last episode of the Sail Loot Podcast you learned the purchase price of Asante and the whirlwind of activity that was necessary to prep her for sailing her from St. Thomas to the Fort Lauderdale, FL area.

Actually, I’m not quite sure that “whirlwind” describes the chaos of my brain for those two days in St. Thomas. Now that I think about it, I was actually in St. Thomas for less than 48 hours. My flight landed at about 12:45pm on Thursday the 25th of May and we were casting off the lines at the fuel dock prior to noon on Saturday the 27th.

Provisions may not have been completely stowed and new fire extinguishers may not have been securely hung on their new mounts, but everything was onboard somewhere. The crew was ready. All seemed satisfied and ready to set sail.

We had studied wind and weather reports for weeks. We had a weather window and we had to take it on Saturday morning.

Thank you again to Jesse, Dave, Brett, and Brandy for making the trip with me. Thank you Stacey for all of your help in St. Thomas. I can’t say Asante Sana enough. Please visit the websites and blogs listed below. There are written accounts of the passage and even a cool video that Dave put together.

I hope you enjoy my detailed account of my maiden voyage on S/V Asante.

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The Asante delivery crew. From Left: Brandy, Teddy J, Dave, Brett, Jesse

The first sunset on passage.

The fwd head is leaking saltwater.

Downwind sailing at 6.8 kts.

The “switch” portion of the propane regulator secured with epoxy and self amalgamating tape.

Fish on! My first mahi…ever.

Had to throw another picture of my first mahi in there!

Fish on…again! Brett’s reeling in his first mahi!

Safely docked in the Fort Lauderdale area!

The track of the journey from the Garmin InReach.


A Few Things You’ll Learn about me, Teddy J, and the delivery of S/V Asante in this episode:

  • Our last few chores before we dropped the lines to the mooring.
  • Asante‘s first diesel and water fill.
  • The watch schedule.
  • Dealing with sea sickness.
  • Our difficulties making coffee
  • Why isn’t the stove working? We need coffee!!!
  • Fish on!!!
  • Setting the pole to sail wing on wing.
  • Topping lift woes.
  • Climbing the mast.
  • Why I will always carry a spare bilge pump.
  • Sunset cigars and sipping rum off the North coast of Cuba.
  • The arrival into Florida.
  • Getting docked up at Asante‘s temporary location.
  • And much more!

Links and Resources from this episode:


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About Teddy

I am a 37 year old that just wants to find a way to make a remote income, gather some Sail Loot and cruise the world! I have been sailing for a couple of years now, but mostly on 10 day trips as vacationing crew. I just recently took sailing to the next level by completing my Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, and Bareboat Cruising Certifications! I am also Vice President of a Medical Consulting Company, have a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and have taken several Coding, Computing, and Online Business courses. It's time to share what I have learned!


  1. Dave & Lisa

    June 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I had a blast on the trip. I’m sure you’ll love sailing around on Asante when you can finally cut the docklines for good.

  2. Pam Wall

    July 14, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Congratulations!!!! Teddy!!! If you are here in Fort Lauderdale, you better contact me!!!! Love you, Pam

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