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Tropical Weather Forecasts in Text

As we make our passage to the Caribbean, our only long-range communications will be a Garmin InReach, which will provide text messaging capabilities (unless we get our SSB working, which seems unlikely given the time constraints). Without regular access to … Continue reading

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Beauty to Beast: New London to Manhasset

Yesterday, from New London to Manhasset, started out lovely, but turned into a beast. Right on schedule, we all raised our sails, dropped our moorings, and headed down the Thames into Long Island Sound. There was not much wind, but … Continue reading

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New Episode Today! Exploring Cape Cod

We uploaded a new video today! Woohoo! In this episode, we explore Redbrook Harbor, transit the Cape Cod Canal, and go ashore in Provincetown! Also, please check out our limited-time print sale.  We have several prints for sale and have … Continue reading

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Newport to New London with a Northwest Wind

I am writing this from the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, on a mooring just a hundred yards or so from Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line. I made it in from Newport a little before five yesterday afternoon after … Continue reading

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Getting Marine Diesel Engine Re-Power Estimates

After the catastrophic failure of our marine diesel engine – a phrase that mechanics we talked to used with regularity – we had no idea whether we would be able to get a re-power in time to go south for … Continue reading

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Banged Up In Rhode Island Sound

Yesterday, while coming down Buzzards Bay, I spent some time looking at models for later in the week and over the weekend. It seemed like I could make a run down the Jersey coast if I could just get to … Continue reading

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Trying to get to the Chesapeake

First off, I should say that I am writing this while underway on my cell phone using voice to text. So there may be some grammatical errors and things; hopefully you can just overlooked them. I dropped Margaret off at … Continue reading

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How We Lost Our Yanmar 3JH4E Engine

Since folks have been asking about how we lost our Yanmar 3JH4E, what we replaced it, and how the process went, we thought we would detail some of our experiences in a series of blog posts. This is the first. … Continue reading

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Engine Updates and Return to Seasons Print Sale

Heartbreaking. This is the only word to describe the loss of our engine and, perhaps, the loss of our sabbatical cruising dream. For the last 6 years, we been working toward spending Margaret’s 15-month sabbatical living aboard and cruising our … Continue reading

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Cruisers Forum and Our West Marine Dinghy

Nearly everyone has heard of Cruisers Forum. Like a lot of people, I used to spend a lot of time on the site. Then we bought Bear, and I slowly realized how irrelevant and useless most of the information on … Continue reading

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