Monthly Archives: June 2016

Energy Needs and Solar Aboard

We have been talking about getting solar for some time. However, we wanted to get comfortable with our energy needs aboard Bear and learn something of her electrical system before we dove into purchasing and installing some charging system that … Continue reading

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Go Power! 30 Amp PWM Solar Controller and 100-Watt Panel

The Go Power! package is great in that it includes the panel itself, the charge controller, and almost everything you will need to hook it up, but we did find that a few things are lacking in the kit. If … Continue reading

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Extreme Shoaling in the Entrance to the Chesapeake City Basin

We had heard from a couple different folks that the entrance to Chesapeake City on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal had shoaled up a bit over the past two years since we were last in there. Thus, we were a … Continue reading

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Hit by a storm on Chesapeake Bay

Yesterday we took our first sail of the season, leaving at 5:30AM from The Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD heading to Chesapeake City, MD on the C&D canal. ¬†Around 11:15AM we heard a Coast Guard warning on the VHF … Continue reading

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Hauling and Winterizing in Rock Hall, MD

Want to know how we winterize our sailboat for a long winter hibernation? Check out our latest episode in which we sail from Baltimore to Rock Hall, where we get hauled out at Sailing Emporium for winter storage. Hauling and … Continue reading

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