Author Archives: Margaret

Sewing for the Boat – Cockpit Cushion Project Videos

I have begun making the cockpit cushions and have put up two short videos on our YouTube Channel.  You can check them out here: Cockpit Cushions Part One – In this video I talk about making patterns for the cushion covers … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Making Cockpit Cushions

I have been gathering the materials and the gumption to make our cockpit cushions over the past few months.  I now have all of the materials and tools and am ready to begin the process.  I will be posting some … Continue reading

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Winter Maintenance Day 2 – A Photo Post

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Winter Maintenance Day 1 – Margaret

Today we climbed aboard Bear for the first time since September and began to make a dent in our lengthy list of repairs and delayed maintenance projects.  While I worked on the list below, Jeff tackled a bunch of other … Continue reading

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Our last day in Florida before heading to St. Mary’s, GA

We have spent the last week visiting with family in Florida.  Tomorrow we will drive up to St. Mary’s, GA to spend the next few weeks working on SV Bear.  She has been on the hard since early September and … Continue reading

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New gear for SV Bear!

This holiday season we have been reminded of how lucky we are to have parents who support our sailing adventures.   Jeff’s parents in particular have helped us on multiple occasions to provision, clean, and even sail down the ICW … Continue reading

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Mariners Trading Consignment – Port Charlotte, Florida

One of the first things we do when we visit Jeff’s parents in Florida is take a trip to Port Charlotte to visit Mariners Trading.  This boating supply consignment shop has a wide variety of used gear as well as … Continue reading

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Winter work aboard SV Bear

It has been a hectic few weeks for us, which, unfortunately has meant radio silence on the blog.  While we are now relaxing in Florida, soaking in the warm sun and gentle gulf breezes, just a few days ago it … Continue reading

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In search of the perfect v-berth mattress: innerspring versus foam

How many of you have woken up in a beautiful anchorage with a sore hip from your lousy, old v-berth cushions?  Well, I am sick of it and have decided to do something about it – pronto.  While Jeff could … Continue reading

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Review: Starboard Collection – Carina Plates and Bowls

A few days after I posted the Wish List for Sailors, I received a comment from Aimee Marti at Starboard Collection asking me if I would review her new product line.  After taking a peek at the well-designed website, I responded … Continue reading

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