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A Cruiser’s Review of St. Michaels, Maryland

Sailors from across the Chesapeake Bay know St. Michaels well, as many of them have made a weekend trip to the town a summer tradition. Cruisers from further afield, traveling north and south along the bay, may balk at St. … Continue reading

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Log Canoes, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and More St. Michaels

After our incredible first night and fabulous sail aboard Selina II, St. Michaels continued to deliver some great experiences, most of it centered around the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. In preserving the bay’s history, the museum is doing a tremendous … Continue reading

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A Review of Selina II, a Beautiful Catboat with a Great Captain in St. Michaels

As I said in a previous post, Margaret had scheduled a shoot with Captain Iris of the Selina II during our visit to St. Michaels. It was not long after dropping anchor that we got our first glimpse of the … Continue reading

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Fabrics for Cockpit Cushions

I spent most of this week eagerly awaiting the mailman.  Our neighborhood deliverer looks like a cross between Nicholas Cage and Al Bundy.  He is a super nice guy, and this week, I was particularly happy to see him bring … Continue reading

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A Special First Night in St. Michaels

Heading ashore from Fogg Cove in St. Michaels, we had to round the point into the main harbor, which was a real treat. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum stretches on either side of the point, with skipjacks, bugeyes, and other … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Sailor

While I was recently putting together an x-mas wish list, at my mother-in-law’s request (have I mentioned how awesome my in-laws are!), I realized that I was putting many things on the list that we needed for the boat.  And … Continue reading

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Foam Update – Open Cell Dry-Fast Foam – Part 2

It has now been a few days since I unwrapped the foam from the vacuum bags and plastic wrap.  As I mentioned in my last post, foambymail.com suggests that you let the foam breath or air out for a couple … Continue reading

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Sailing (and a little motoring) from Annapolis to St. Michaels

After our long stay in Annapolis, we found it difficult to drop the mooring ball. Even after all our friends had left the town, Margaret and I decided to stay just one more day so we could get the boat … Continue reading

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A Cruiser’s Review of Annapolis

Annapolis bills itself as the sailing capital of the world with good reason. Regattas, junior sailing, and Wednesday night races, not to mention the regular cruising and day-tripping traffic, crowd hundreds of boats into Spa Creek, which is very much … Continue reading

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Foam Update – Open Cell Dry-Fast Foam – Part I

I have had a few requests to post more information about the Open Cell Dry-Fast Foam order that I placed with Foam Factory (www.foambymail.com).  I am happy to report that the foam arrived on schedule, five days after I placed … Continue reading

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