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Annapolis School of Seamanship’s Marine Diesel Basics Course

Last weekend, I attended the Annapolis School of Seamanship’s Marine Diesel Basics course. It is a two-day course designed to teach the principles and anatomy of a marine diesel engine as well as basic maintenance and troubleshooting. And after taking … Continue reading

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The Final Push to Annapolis This Past Summer

In case you missed it, Margaret put up the final video in our race north from St. Mary’s Georgia to Annapolis. The video is great, but we did not quite capture all the emotions and excitement of that final day … Continue reading

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Our New LED Dome Light Bulb and Our Energy Situation Aboard

We have a new video up today about the LED dome light that we purchased from AhoyCaptain at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. I figured I would say a little more here about how the light fits into our overall energy … Continue reading

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Pegging Our Oil Pressure Gauge

Below are two emails I wrote to the Tayana Owner’s Group, which, by the way, is a great resource for Tayana owners, owners of similar boats, and those that dream of owning one. As they deal with some engine problems … Continue reading

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The Anchorages of Our Summer 2015

As we did did last year, I put together a list of the places we stopped during the summer of 2015. Our list is not nearly as extensive as last year – actually, over half as small – but we … Continue reading

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A Quick End-of-August Update

We will continue to get the videos from this summer up on YouTube over the next couple weeks. But, in the meantime, I thought I would give everyone an update. We hauled Bear at Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, Maryland … Continue reading

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Baltimore Cruising Guide From Our Perspective – Part Two

Life on the hook in Baltimore can be quite wonderful. This past summer, Margaret and I enjoyed ranging around town – and the coffee shops – in the mornings, then spending a relaxing few hours back aboard, before returning to … Continue reading

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Baltimore Cruising Guide From Our Perspective – Part One

Baltimore is a beautiful city built around the water, so it seems like a natural place for cruisers to sample some urban excitement, including museums, the National Aquarium, great parks, a working waterfront, and excellent restaurants and bars. However, the … Continue reading

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Traveling North Up The ICW: Little River to Wrightsville Beach

Though we have not been very good about writing blog posts this season, we have tried to keep a v-blog on our YouTube Channel.  We are a few weeks behind schedule but hope you enjoy our latest installment on our … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue on Chesapeake Bay

Yesterday was a sad day aboard SV Bear.  We are still processing the events that transpired and are grieving for the families involved.  In the video below, we explain our involvement in a search and rescue operation near the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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