Welcome to the Rhum Brave Chronicle. A collection of posts, pictures and videos from our adventures aboard the Rhum Brave.

Monday, April 29, 2013

GoPro at Christ of the Abyss

We got a new toy last week.  A GoPro Hero 3.  The snorkeling conditions were less than perfect but everyone had a good time.  There will be more (and better shot) videos as we get out more on the water.  Kawama is rented for the next several weeks but we'll be out there again towards the second half of May.  Congrats to Jose on his new boat.  May you have many fun hours boating, fishing and cleaning.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yd5x0WIFnc

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Update and a new Kawama video

No recent posts?  What gives!  This winter we've only gone out several times on the boat.  As it happens eventually to most boaters, we needed to call for a tow back to the dock.  It seems that my two-stroke oil pump kicked the bucket.  My mechanic called it a "solid piece of rust".  These things happen after 10 years and he was also able to replace the tachometer (that died last summer) and perform the 100 hour service.  Mags and I made it out to No Name Harbor in Key Biscayne two weeks ago and everything ran great. 
Our place in Key Largo has exceeded our expectations.  We've had the place rented for a majority of the Winter and even started taking bookings for November of this year and February of next year.  We blocked out July and most of August so we can really enjoy the place uninterrupted.  I don't know if we've been lucky but things with the tenants have been smooth and people seem to be happy (and not wanting to leave the Keys).  Of course the wife deserves all the credit for coming up with this grand idea.
Now for some cool news.  I just ordered the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition and started using the Adobe Premiere 11 video editing program.  Why cool?  Get ready for some killer underwater action and videos of our time on the water.  The GoPro is not here yet but I've already completed my first video of our place in Kawama.    I'm going to try and post it on the blog but if it does not work then go to YouTube.  http://youtu.be/MviZuQqaxD0