Monthly Archives: April 2013

Florida Charter – Day 5

Today was a learning day.  We acquired lots of knowledge and new skills.  How did we have the opportunity to learn so many things you ask?  Lots of things went wrong.  Below you will read some of our mishaps and … Continue reading

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What I Look for in a Boat

Since Margaret has been blogging about what she likes in a yacht, I figured I would make some comments about what I look for in one. I should preface this by saying that I think Margaret is more interested in … Continue reading

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Dream Boats – Post #2 – Islander 36

Islander 36 – Interior Plan “B” As an artist and someone who appreciates the idea of unique and creative living spaces, looking at boat layouts often has me feeling like I am shopping at the mall.  Everything looks the same.   … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Cape May Day Two

This is the sixth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard Helbent, my Catalina 22. You can find the last post here and the first in the series here. The day began just as the one … Continue reading

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Florida Charter – Day 4

On the boat, unlike on land, Jeff and I arose at the same time. This was probably due to our excitement to cram as many excursions and adventures into the charter as possible. With that said, we woke up at … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Cape May Day One

This is the fifth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard Helbent, my Catalina 22. You can find the first, second, third, and fourth posts here. That first night in Cape May Harbor, I had a … Continue reading

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The Sinking of Bounty

I am sure many of you reading this recall the harrowing news of the sinking of Bounty, death of her captain and one crew member, and courageous rescue of the rest of her crew during Hurricane Sandy. I was interested … Continue reading

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Looking at Boats – A List of Contenders

This is the first in a series of posts discussing my favorite boat designs. While my ocean miles are minimal, my opinions about boats are not. From my brief experiences on well-seasoned boats such as Helbent and Sojourner and my … Continue reading

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