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Some Lessons about Preparing for Extended Boat Work

We ended up only spending about two hours on the boat today. We got there fairly early, excited to replace all the hose and fittings in our non-engine raw water system, which feeds our wash-down pumps, refrigerator, head, and saltwater … Continue reading

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Still No Beer, But More Progress

Today, I had another good day of work. Though I still did not get a full day in, I am definitely getting closer. I feel like I am beginning to pick up some momentum, diving right into work when I … Continue reading

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Progress…Maybe Even Beers!

Today was a fairly good day. The sunshine and comfortable temperatures certainly helped things, but what really made it was the knowledge that I am definitely on the mend. My throat is still somewhat sore, and I have an occasional … Continue reading

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A Message from Bear?

We had another attenuated workday on Bear because we were both feeling under the weather. However, we made some progress, ticking off a few small jobs and finally getting the bulk of the plywood off the bottom of the lazarette … Continue reading

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Sore Throats and Other Issues, Along With Some Progress!

Margaret and I have been running into difficulties unrelated to the boat. Of course, we still have lots of frustrations born of Bear too. But the last couple days, both of us have been feeling fairly under the weather.

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Winter Maintenance Day 2 – A Photo Post

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Frustration, Claustrophobia, and a Near Sinking

I cannot say that today was the most productive of days. We worked our asses off, but did not complete too many jobs. But, I guess we are that much closer to actually checking more things off our list. Rather … Continue reading

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Winter Maintenance Day One – Jeff

As we got close to St. Marys, Georgia last night, I started to get really excited about seeing Bear and getting aboard once again. Unfortunately, we rolled in after dark, so we were unable to head right over to the … Continue reading

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Winter Maintenance Day 1 – Margaret

Today we climbed aboard Bear for the first time since September and began to make a dent in our lengthy list of repairs and delayed maintenance projects.  While I worked on the list below, Jeff tackled a bunch of other … Continue reading

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Our last day in Florida before heading to St. Mary’s, GA

We have spent the last week visiting with family in Florida.  Tomorrow we will drive up to St. Mary’s, GA to spend the next few weeks working on SV Bear.  She has been on the hard since early September and … Continue reading

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