Cruising With Cricket

Cruising with Cricket

Cruising on a 1990 Grand Banks Called the Cricket


Here I sit almost midnight with my cat on my lap.  Several stories to tell.  Lots of things running through my mind.  First and foremast is to master blogging and share the pieces of my life’s pie with the world.

Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase and Sale Agreement we accepted the 1990, 42’ Grand Banks.  After looking in RI, CT and Florida we found her in Chelsea MA.  We retained the services of Nathan Tynan from Windward Power to perform our engine survey for the two caterpillar 3208’s and on the water sea trial for the engines and George Gallup, Gallup Yacht Survey for the survey of the non-engine components and structure.  Was very pleased with the professionalism and thoroughness of both men and companies and would highly recommend their services.

Breakfast time

After a need for an 8-hour fuel throttle replacement and some cleaning and redecorating and renaming of the boat, we were about ready to give her a summer of sea trials.

Hi There….I am Christa and live with my husband Frank and Henry, our Siamese Sailor Cat (who is now forced over to the dark side)…Call myself a ‘Generalist’ as don’t really like to commit to being any one thing.  My husband asks me everyday “who am I talking to today”, as he never knows who is going to wake up beside him.

We sold our 32′ sailboat the Hun Bun, but leave a link on this website to our very much loved sailing trip down to the Bahamas.   Hope you enjoy our new adventures and that you

On Board on the ICW
On Board on the ICW

will be inspired to embark on your own travel journeys.   You will also find a few other stories of sea related places of interest and some general life musings and adventures.  I am frequently asked how the name of our boat was chosen — first and foremost, it was my father’s nickname for me and is also appropriate as crickets are lucky.  They also hop around from place to place.  Combined, the name seemed the perfect fit.