S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40

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Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Season 7 - we are hoping to cruise again at long last.

April 12, 2014

Homeward bound - Adios amigos! Adios San Carlos!

A quick update from the Captain:

"Woke up at 05:00 this morning, motored out of the slip around 07:00 to head to the haul out dock, with just enough time to flush the engine before the marina crew arrived.  Thanks to the helpful friends who assisted; always much appreciated! Our stalwart S.V. INTREPID II is once again on the hard in Marina Seca San Carlos.  She's resting up, hopefully for future adventures of the passage-making nature."

Kelly advised he made time to provide one more feeding to the feral cats who congregate at the top of the Dock B ramp.  He will really will miss these furry, shy friends.  Thanks Ken, for carrying on looking after them while you are there.  This month went by quickly. Looking forward to seeing all out cruising friends again.  Don't forget to stay in touch.

Somehow all the 'coming home' items were squeezed into Rojo Grande.  Kelly was on the road out of San Carlos by 10:00 am and headed north on Highway 15.  This time he chose to cross the U.S. border through Nogales, Arizona, hoping that border delays would be reasonable.  In fact they weren't bad at all.  He reached Tucson about 04:00 pm, sttopped for gas and drove on towards Casa Grande.  That small community is about half way to Phoenix; a good location to over-night and plan the rest of his route homeward.


HSR-PREP said...

I'm 52 and own a Westsail 43 now, and I love it, but the first boat I really fell in love with was an aft cockpit Intrepid 40 while attending the Newport Boat Show in the early 1980's with my dad. I still have the poster! There is almost nothing on the internet showing these aft cockpit versions. Any chance you would post more photos of your boat just so I could enjoy from afar?

The Intrepid II Crew said...

If you saw an aft cockpit Intrepid 40 at Newport, this is the one. It was Cape Dory's show boat at the time. If I am not mistaken, it is the only aft cockpit version they ever built, which explains the shortage of information. As we get more pictures, hopefully in exotic places, we will certainly post them.