Cruising with Bettie: L.A. to the Bahamas
"Bettie" is based on a Cascade 36 hull. It was custom molded for Bob by Yacht Constructors in Portland Oregon back in 1978. Four years, and lots and lots of man hours later, Bob splashed her. "Bettie" has a raised freeboard that allows for a flush deck design.
Over 10,000 miles have passed under Bettie's keel since Bob and Kaye left Los Angeles in 2004. They sailed down the west coast to Panama, through the Canal, east to Cartagena, Columbia then north to Honduras and east across the Caribbean to the Bahamas. That's the focus of this video.
Next, they cruised north along the eastern U.S. seaboard to Boston. The geese were flying south by October beckoning them back to warmer climes, so they headed south to Guatemala and Honduras.
After refitting and some time back in L.A., Bob and Kaye sailed back across the Caribbean to the Florida Keys. TheSailingChannel is partnering with Bob and Kaye to produce a continuing series of cruising documentaries as we follow "Bettie" to the far corners of the world.
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You will not learn much from this video.
More like someone vacation video.
Informative but low-budget production values and the host is hokey with a capital "H".Published 21 months ago by David Stovall
Great content to help the wife visualize cruising! Not scary, just well planned and lots of fun. RIP Robert Steadman!Published on February 19, 2014 by West Coast Cruiser
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