Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sewing for the Boat – Cockpit Cushion Video Project Part 2

A short post today just to let you know I have put up the third and fourth videos in the Sewing Cockpit Cushions series.  You can check them out here: Sewing Cockpit Cushions Part Three Sewing Cockpit Cushions Part Four … Continue reading

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Sewing for the Boat – Cockpit Cushion Project Videos

I have begun making the cockpit cushions and have put up two short videos on our YouTube Channel.  You can check them out here: Cockpit Cushions Part One – In this video I talk about making patterns for the cushion covers … Continue reading

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Planning for More Work Aboard Bear

Ever since we were in St. Mary’s working on the boat, Margaret and I have been discussing what still absolutely needs to get done and all the jobs that we would like to finish before we splash her in May. … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Making Cockpit Cushions

I have been gathering the materials and the gumption to make our cockpit cushions over the past few months.  I now have all of the materials and tools and am ready to begin the process.  I will be posting some … Continue reading

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Our Experiences Shopping and Shipping with Online Marine Stores

After waiting for packages of parts to be delivered – and shipped – over the last three weeks while we are working on Bear in Georgia, I figured I would share what we learned about some of the chandleries that … Continue reading

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100 Things to Do on a Boat

Margaret and I are always amazed by how many people post on CruisersForum, Liveaboard Cruisers, and other online venues asking how people keep from getting bored while at anchor or on a long passage. When aboard, we are always hunting … Continue reading

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Assessing What We Have Accomplished and What Remains

Margaret and I have had some long days on the boat as of late. Consequently, I have been exhausted when we returned to our hotel and have lacked the energy or focus to write a post. I am no less … Continue reading

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Some Lessons about Preparing for Extended Boat Work

We ended up only spending about two hours on the boat today. We got there fairly early, excited to replace all the hose and fittings in our non-engine raw water system, which feeds our wash-down pumps, refrigerator, head, and saltwater … Continue reading

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Still No Beer, But More Progress

Today, I had another good day of work. Though I still did not get a full day in, I am definitely getting closer. I feel like I am beginning to pick up some momentum, diving right into work when I … Continue reading

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Progress…Maybe Even Beers!

Today was a fairly good day. The sunshine and comfortable temperatures certainly helped things, but what really made it was the knowledge that I am definitely on the mend. My throat is still somewhat sore, and I have an occasional … Continue reading

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