Author Archives: Margaret

Aboard Bear for the first time!

Fortunately, we do not teach on Fridays, so that allowed us to leave after our classes on Thursday afternoon. We ended up driving out to eastern Ohio before stopping for the night. The next day, we drove the rest of … Continue reading

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Driving to Connecticut Interview – Heading to see Bear!

As we were in the process of setting up the survey, it became clear that, because of Margaret’s busy schedule, I was going to be going to the survey without her.  Understandably, Margaret wanted to see the boat in person … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch It If You Can’t Handle It – Day 6 Bahamas Charter

We woke up early in Settlement Harbor to a light rain.  We used the morning shower to  help clean the decks which had become pretty gross from our treks ashore.  The weather sequestered us to the boat for a bit, … Continue reading

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Nipping and Grabbing on Great Guana Cay: Bahamas Charter Day 5

Day five was a big day for exploring.  In the morning, Jeff took Sasha and David to Dive Abaco after listening to the Cruiser’s Net.  While they were gone, I tidied up the boat a bit and made some breakfast … Continue reading

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Call for Women Sailors

I am excited and proud to announce that I have been awarded a 2014 Puffin Foundation grant to begin a new photographic series about women who sail and work on the water.  The Puffin Foundation “supports artists and art organizations who … Continue reading

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Waiting and Wondering

As many of you know, the weather in Illinois has been awful this winter, and the weekend we put the offer in on Bear was no different.  Temperatures were in the single digits and a pile of new snow blanketed … Continue reading

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Contest 40 in Indiantown

While we were walking off the dock after looking at the Union 36, Joe, the broker, asked me if I would be interested in seeing a Contest 40 that he thought was in fabulous shape.  I was unfamiliar with a … Continue reading

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Review of Fishermen’s Village Marina, Punta Gorda, FL

As our dream of boat ownership becomes more of a reality, we have begun seeking out marinas and boat yards.  While we are not sure exactly where we will be buying a boat, we have narrowed down our boat search … Continue reading

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Benjamin Edward – A 1978 Union 36 Review

Flying down to Florida on a moment’s notice was a new thing for me, and, as you might imagine, it was incredibly hectic.  The morning after making the decision to go, I awoke long before daylight and headed out on … Continue reading

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Provisioning in Marsh Harbour – The Real Cost of Cruising

A frequent topic on cruisers forums and sailing blogs is the question “what does it cost?”.  A few weeks ago I wrote about how to save money and cut costs while cruising.  Today I offer some solid figures on provisioning … Continue reading

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