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What I Look for in a Boat

Since Margaret has been blogging about what she likes in a yacht, I figured I would make some comments about what I look for in one. I should preface this by saying that I think Margaret is more interested in … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Cape May Day Two

This is the sixth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard Helbent, my Catalina 22. You can find the last post here and the first in the series here. The day began just as the one … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Cape May Day One

This is the fifth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard Helbent, my Catalina 22. You can find the first, second, third, and fourth posts here. That first night in Cape May Harbor, I had a … Continue reading

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The Sinking of Bounty

I am sure many of you reading this recall the harrowing news of the sinking of Bounty, death of her captain and one crew member, and courageous rescue of the rest of her crew during Hurricane Sandy. I was interested … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Spray Beach Yacht Club to Cape May

This is the fourth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard my Catalina 22, Helbent.  Here are the first, second, and third posts. It was only fifty degrees, so I dressed warm while I was still … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – The Cruising Video Game

In my first three posts on where we might cruise first, I focused on how the location of our purchase and refit, our refit plans, and the season of out departure will affect our initial cruising plans. In the next … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – Season of Departure and Routing

This is the third in a series of posts on our thoughts about where we will cruise first and the factors impacting that decision. In the first post, I detailed how the location of our purchase and refit will impact … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – Boat Condition and Refit Plans

This is the second in a series of posts on our thoughts about where we will cruise first and the factors impacting that decision. The last post can be found here. It is likely that we will not undertake a … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – Location of Purchase and Refit

Margaret and I have spent a lot of time dreaming about and genuinely discussing where we would like to cruise to first. We do not quite agree, but we are coming to understand each other’s perspectives a little more. I … Continue reading

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Favorite Running Routes

Just before I headed out to run today, I commented to Margaret that I was a little bored with my 5-6 mile run options from the house. As every runner knows, having some key routes is critical. Fortunately, Peoria has … Continue reading

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