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Our Second Day at the Miami Boat Show – Jimmy Cornell and more free rum

Sunday was another beautiful day in Miami, just slightly warmer than the day before. My Dad and I got to the boat show in the mid-morning, parking again down by Bayside and the Strictly Sail area. After arriving, we quickly … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts after the First Day of the Miami Boat Show

After hauling down from Illinois to Florida and picking up my Dad near Charlotte Harbor, the two of us rolled into the Miami Boat Show around 2pm today. We started off at the Strictly Sail portion of the show, casing … Continue reading

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14 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Sailors

Looking for something sweet to get your favorite sailor for Valentine’s Day?  Check out this list of 14 thoughtful AND useful gifts that will make your honey feel loved!  I know that I would prefer ANY of these gifts to … Continue reading

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Sewing for the Boat – Cockpit Cushion Video Project Part 2

A short post today just to let you know I have put up the third and fourth videos in the Sewing Cockpit Cushions series.  You can check them out here: Sewing Cockpit Cushions Part Three Sewing Cockpit Cushions Part Four … Continue reading

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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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Planning for More Work Aboard Bear

Ever since we were in St. Mary’s working on the boat, Margaret and I have been discussing what still absolutely needs to get done and all the jobs that we would like to finish before we splash her in May. … 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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Our Experiences Shopping and Shipping with Online Marine Stores

After waiting for packages of parts to be delivered – and shipped – over the last three weeks while we are working on Bear in Georgia, I figured I would share what we learned about some of the chandleries that … Continue reading

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100 Things to Do on a Boat

Margaret and I are always amazed by how many people post on CruisersForum, Liveaboard Cruisers, and other online venues asking how people keep from getting bored while at anchor or on a long passage. When aboard, we are always hunting … Continue reading

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Assessing What We Have Accomplished and What Remains

Margaret and I have had some long days on the boat as of late. Consequently, I have been exhausted when we returned to our hotel and have lacked the energy or focus to write a post. I am no less … Continue reading

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