A Great Time!

The Toronto Boat Show was fabulous! We stayed at the Western Harbor Castle and we definitely recommend this hotel, wow! The service was fast, professional but very warm.

The boat show more then exceeded my expectations. This was the first time for me, James had been there in the past. When you walk in it’s total sensory overload… in a good way of course. We explored some of the new sailboats on the market, and yes they were really nice but I think we will keep our little gem. We spoke to a lot of vendors, and got some great information. We even made a new friend! Daryl was the shopping for his boat, an 89 C&C 37/40 +. We had spoken to him numerous times via social media, but it was a great pleasure for us to speak with him in person and share thoughts and ideas about our boats! Daryl, we look forward to seeing you in Troy, NY, as you pass by on your way south!

We had a lot of fun shopping for Ocean Phoenix. We bought new Raymarine instruments, a steaming light, 2 day / night vents, and a refrigeration conversion kit for our icebox. We are really excited about the kit, we will be able to keep items colder and have more of a shelf life. This kit converts our icebox to a refrigerator and even has a small freezer. Nothing better then an ice cold beer!

We are excited for all the work we have coming up, we are looking forward to making this boat so much more for us. We will try as much as possible to take pics and keep you all updated with our repairs and progress.


Tammy and James on sv Ocean Phoenix

The Boat Show!

We are here at the Toronto Boat Show! We are excited to see all the exhibits and vendors… honey hide the credit card! Items of interest this year…

– Instruments

– North Sails

– Teak, and interior items

– Sunbrella material

– Windlass

– Manson Supreme Anchor

Just to list a few ūüôā

We will report back with our thoughts about the show and the items we purchased!

Photo 1

One of my favorite pics! The blue sky, puffy clouds, American flag in the wind, and Ocean Phoenix sitting pretty on her mooring.


Photo 2

Our first night on Ocean Phoenix on the water.  We had just gotten her into the water and there is no better feeling then your boat gently swaying in the water.  Best sleep ever.


Photo 3

My amazing and loving family. We all enjoy the boat and each others company. And sometimes we just like to kick back, relax, and have fun together!


Photo 4

This is her first trip to the water in 4 years.¬† She had been on the hard for that time and once we gave her a new name, painted her bottom and ensured all was safe…in she went!



Photo 5

James at the helm, this is the first time on Ocean Phoenix and without assistance.  Being on our vessel has been amazing in every way.  The total sense of joy, relaxation and peace that we get from being onboard is priceless.


Photo 6

First time at the helm. I was so excited to share this experience with James.¬† As we are learning and exploring what Ocean Phoenix can do and what she can handle, it’s great to learn all the roles on a sailboat.


Photo 7

This is the day that she became Ocean Phoenix.  It took a lot of research and soul searching to find a name that means something and that is fitting for her.

Ocean Phoenix port

Photo 8

64 feet up in the air…LOVED IT.¬† When you have your partner on deck and you trust him 100%, going up the mast is a great time, with a great view. Thanks James