Monthly Archives: October 2013

Buying A Boat and Learning To Sail: Part 3

Two days later, in the mid-afternoon, we strapped the boat back on top of the car and headed down to the river.  Knowing we had only a few days left in the season to sail in warm sun and warm-ish … Continue reading

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Buying A Boat and Learning To Sail: Part 2

We arranged to look at the boat on a Wednesday evening around 6 p.m..  David and Jenni, the Walker Bay sellers, live in the historic district of Bloomington, on a piece of land that contains a recently renovated carriage house … Continue reading

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Buying A Boat and Learning To Sail: Part I

Last Wednesday we took a trip over to Bloomington, IL to check out a used Walker Bay 8’ dingy that we saw on Craigslist. We decided to look at the boat after we had a discussion about me wanting to … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Boat Search

Though our blog belies it, we have been rather consumed lately with all things cruising.  We booked a charter for the Bahamas, bought a sailing dinghy, and have started our boat search in earnest, to name just a few of … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions…and flowcharts!

It seems like every day we get more serious about buying a boat.  Over the last two days we have been considering these two yachts:

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