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Sailing from Sandy Hook to Cape May

As we indicated on Facebook, we successfully made it from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Nearly as importantly, we never saw any of the food that Margaret ate again during the trip. However, the voyage was not without incident. Thursday … Continue reading

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Hurricane Arthur and Us

Some of you have voiced some anxiety about our well being in the face of Hurricane Arthur. We really appreciate your concern, but there is nothing to get too worried about. We have been monitoring the reports and forecasts from … Continue reading

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The 79th Street Boat Basin – A Review

When we started to plan our summer travels, the 79th Street Boat Basin was one of the places that we quickly decided to stop at. In the heart of Manhattan, it would provide us with a temporary home while we … Continue reading

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Our Plans…Sitting Off Sandy Hook

Margaret and I plan to blog about the last few days. We spent a day at City Island, transited the East River and Hudson, stayed at the 79th Street Boat Basin, and hung out all over NYC. But I just … Continue reading

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The Good and the Bad of the First Month on Bear

I know that I have been silent on the blog since arriving in Connecticut nearly four weeks ago. In many ways, these four weeks have seemed like a lifetime. I have learned so much in that short time, done countless … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Commissioning

Just to the left of center in the above photo is Bear on the hard. I took this photo while I grabbed a cup of chowder at the Lobster Shack, which is a delightful little place that serves up lobster … Continue reading

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More Cruising Videos on YouTube

Last June, we posted about our favorite sailing videos on YouTube.  We are still watching YouTube, but there are some new videos we have discovered over the past year.  So, we figured we would update you on some of our … Continue reading

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How We Chose a Surveyor

As soon as we had an accepted offer on our boat, we started to look for a surveyor.  There are a lot of benefits to having a survey before the purchase.  First, while we had looked over the boat carefully, … Continue reading

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Cruising Guides to Long Island Sound and Other Resources

The summer before I met Margaret, my buddy Jonny and I spent three weeks in the Chesapeake sailing my Catalina 22, Helbent.  We had a tremendous time exploring the bay, and, as soon as I got back, I started planning … Continue reading

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The Yachtworld Market – What Happened to the Boats We Looked At?

There are a number of frustrating things about looking at boats on Yachtworld, all related to the fact that the managers of the website keep a good deal of data to themselves.  You have no idea how long a boat … Continue reading

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