Author Archives: Jeffrey

The First Week of Boat Work

It has been a week since I really started working on the boat here in Deltaville. I have crossed seven things off my list of 35 projects. That sounds fairly good, but none of those seven tasks were among the … Continue reading

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Back on Bear and Starting Boat Work

After packing up and leaving Peoria the previous day, I arrived in Deltaville this past Wednesday night. Bear was right where I left her, awaiting my return.

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Introducing DoubleEnders.com

While we cruised Maine last summer, Margaret and I started talking about building a site dedicated to canoe-stern sailboats. Before too long, we were taking pictures of all the double enders that we came across. And we even registered the … Continue reading

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The Scurvy Pirates

One of the things that I have on the list of things to do before I head to the boat in a few weeks is to organize my digital files. I am in the midst of doing that now, and … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Upgrades: Cockpit Enclosure

As we start to get into the final preparations for sabbatical, we are making some fairly big and expensive upgrades to Bear. I thought I would discuss our thinking on and plans for a few of them here, starting with … Continue reading

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The Last Six Weeks: Iowa, Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Deltaville, Annapolis, and More!

The last time I posted, about six weeks ago, I had just returned to Illinois after bringing the boat from Maine to the southern Chesapeake. It goes without saying that Margaret and I have been neglecting the blog and our YouTube video … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Inspecting Chainplates

At the Annapolis boat show, I had a conversation with friends who are planning a full refit, but are not intending to pull the chainplates. I said something about new rigging not meaning a thing if it is attached to … Continue reading

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A Cruising Guide to Lagoon Pond, Martha’s Vineyard

In early June, we left Cuttyhunk and continued on to Martha‚Äôs Vineyard, anchoring in Lagoon Pond on the inside of Vineyard Haven. We had never been to the Vineyard before, but had heard about how bumpy it could be in … Continue reading

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Hurricane Jose

As I write this, it is September 15th, which is my birthday. I am about three miles off Kennebunkport at the moment, heading for Isles of Shoals from Jewell Island up in Casco Bay. It is great to be out … Continue reading

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Where Is Bear and What Are Our Winter Plans?

Margaret and I started cruising early this summer, getting to Newport by the middle of May and to Maine by the middle of June. Even still, by the time the end of July rolled around, we did not want to … Continue reading

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