Moxie in Cook's Bay,
Moorea July 30, 2005
Sunset in the
Tuamotus July 19,
Spires, Baie Opunohu, Moorea
July 30, 2005
Website last updated on:
May 5, 2015
So begins the saga of the S/V Moxie and me, her trusty tender, Dawn Treader.
Moxie and I first met Dale when Dale and Paul Krier traveled to Port Townsend to
meet our old owners, Brandon and Shannon Davis. Dale’s eyes, when he first saw
us, lit up with excitement and anticipation as his mind drifted to far-off shores and
distant places that Moxie had already journeyed, many years ago. Moxie and I
knew in an instant that our lives were about to change. Once more was Moxie
going to sail the seas, fill her sails with the Winds of the Trades and go Voyaging in
search of adventure with Dale, Debra, Austin and other adventurous members of
the crew. No longer would we have to haul people around the San Juan Islands
and Puget Sound, motor sailing from place to place, never to be free in the open
oceans of the world to explore and dream.
Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
NOUN: Slang. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or
hardship resolutely: braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness,
dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness,
heart, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, spirit,
stoutheartedness, undauntedness, valiance, valiancy, valiantness, valor.
Informal : spunk, spunkiness. Slang : gut (used in plural), gutsiness.
What's next? Somewhere around the end of April or early May,
2006, Moxie will leave New Zealand, head a couple of degrees
south and pick up the route of the Clipper Ships as she heads
east until about 155-160 degrees west and then turn north
picking up Rapa in the Southern Australs and then keep
heading ever northward thru the Gambiers, Southern
Tuamotus, the Marquesas and then finally Hawaii before the
return to the West Coast sometime in mid July. I will endeavor
to finish updating all of the logs and places before we leave New
Zealand so don't give up just give me time. For those who have
visited these pages and sent me a hello, if I haven't answered
you, I will. Best of wishes for the coming year and just
remember, dreams can come true but sometimes you have to
give them a little help.
Moxie is sadly for sale. Due to changes in health and
consequently plans, I have listed Moxie on boats.com also
iboats.com and on onpassage.com. For all questions, use the
button Contact Us or contact Mike Gray at Kokua Yacht
Moxie is currently berthed in Ko'Olina Marina on the west end
of Oahu, Hawaii with an assumable end-tie slip in one of the
nicest Marinas in Hawaii..
So ends a chapter in the life. Moxie has been sold. It was a
long and painful experience. I am going to add a page to this
website called "Surveyor's, Buyers and Brokers" and document
my experiences, both good and bad.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
On this page and any other of the pages you visit here, clicking on an underlined
word or words will take you to the related page for that subject. By using the
Navigation Buttons on the left navigation sidebar, you will be able to follow Moxie
and the Dawn Treader as we make ready for the Voyage and then sail our way
around the World. Below you will find details of our travels, the places we've been,
people we've met and things we did to get there.
This website is to chronicle the adventures of the Sailing Vessel(S/V) Moxie, a
Cross 46 MkIIB trimaran, her crew, and her trusty tender, the Dawn Treader. Join
us as we sail our way from destination to destination, exploring the places we visit
and trading experiences with those we meet along the way. Inside these pages
you'll find what we did to get Moxie ready, how we did it and what worked and
The Voyages of the Dawn Treader and S/V Moxie
The link here is to the unit that while in the United States Marine
Corps I served In the longest and most indentify with. It is also
the unit that I have ties with as a small child growing up in Santa
Barbara California. That unit is VMA-121.