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Dispatch from the Head of Somes Sound

With the twinned gasps of porpoises close by, somewhere forward of the dodger, I put my book down and bounded out of the cockpit. Now standing along the port rail, I waited for the harbor porpoises – who had been … Continue reading

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Rock Hall to Newport – Part Three

This is part three in a series. If you have not read part one and part two, you might want to check those out before reading this one. The next morning we awoke at 6am, made our morning caffeinated drinks, … Continue reading

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Rock Hall to Newport – Part Two

This is the second post on our trip north from Rock Hall, Maryland, to Newport, Rhode Island, in early May 2017. You can read the first installment here. We awoke in the morning at about 6:30 and were both instantly … Continue reading

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Rock Hall to Newport – Part One

I picked up Kerry in Annapolis on May first. At the time, I was still anxious about both having Kerry aboard and departing. Despite all the work I had done on the boat, there were still quite a few jobs … Continue reading

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A Productive Week Aboard Bear

Things have been busy on Bear this past week, as we splashed, knocked out jobs, and hung out with some friends. I took the boat out – by myself for the first time – to test the new Gates v-belt; … Continue reading

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Working On A Schedule (like footprints in the sand)

Over the last couple days, I have been making some good progress, finishing the anchor locker, sanitation hose, and a few other projects. I am hoping to get the bottom painted and a new transducer installed by the weekend, when … Continue reading

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Getting After the Anchor Locker

I already had an idea that the wood divider in our anchor locker had some rot in it. But today I began to appreciate just how extensive that rot was. In the photo below, you can see the ply center … Continue reading

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Back Aboard Bear

After leaving Peoria on Monday and spending a few days in Michigan hanging out with family and friends and doing some work, I made it to Bear this evening. At first glance, everything aboard looks good, but I will really … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Caper, a Cabot 36 – Part II

This is part two of a two part series on Caper – a boat Margaret and I looked at before we bought Bear – and the people who have loved her. You can read part one here. And you can … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Caper, a Cabot 36

When we started this blog nearly five years ago, Margaret and I planned on buying a boat in three or four years. Quickly, we moved that time frame up and, before too long, began the search that resulted in us … Continue reading

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