Author Archives: Margaret

Fabrics for Cockpit Cushions

I spent most of this week eagerly awaiting the mailman.  Our neighborhood deliverer looks like a cross between Nicholas Cage and Al Bundy.  He is a super nice guy, and this week, I was particularly happy to see him bring … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Sailor

While I was recently putting together an x-mas wish list, at my mother-in-law’s request (have I mentioned how awesome my in-laws are!), I realized that I was putting many things on the list that we needed for the boat.  And … Continue reading

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Foam Update – Open Cell Dry-Fast Foam – Part 2

It has now been a few days since I unwrapped the foam from the vacuum bags and plastic wrap.  As I mentioned in my last post, foambymail.com suggests that you let the foam breath or air out for a couple … Continue reading

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Foam Update – Open Cell Dry-Fast Foam – Part I

I have had a few requests to post more information about the Open Cell Dry-Fast Foam order that I placed with Foam Factory (www.foambymail.com).  I am happy to report that the foam arrived on schedule, five days after I placed … Continue reading

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PSP ’14 – Annapolis/Eastport

While we knew we would not be in Peoria for the summer, we also knew that we did not want to let the PSP tradition die.   So, we decided to rent a house in Annapolis and invite our friends … Continue reading

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Researching Cushion Foam

I had big plans this week to unpack our new Sailrite sewing machine and make a video about the set up, but unfortunately, I was waylaid by illness.  After being down and out for five days, I am finally starting … Continue reading

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Choosing a Sailrite sewing machine

Today we bit the bullet and bought a Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 Premium sewing machine.  We have been procrastinating for a long while now, putting off the purchase for as long as possible.  What made us finally commit today, you ask? … Continue reading

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Branford Landing Marina

We began our relationship with S/V Bear at Branford Landing Marina, where she had been on the hard for 18 months.  In February 2014 we conducted the survey which was followed by a sea trial in May. While Bear was … Continue reading

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The Female Mariners Project Update: SpinSheet Magazine!

  There is an article about my recent photographic endeavor, The Female Mariners Project, in the September 2014 issue of SpinSheet Magazine.  You can read it by clicking here.  

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Photographing in Deltaville

Since we got to Deltaville on Friday, I have been working diligently to connect with women in the maritime industries for my new project.  Everyone I have met has been extremely supportive and cooperative, helping me network with others, even … Continue reading

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