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Engine Problems in the Calabash River

The following morning, when we awoke on the Calabash River, we intended to get going early as we had a number of miles, and the dreaded Rockpile, to cover before we arrived in Georgetown, South Carolina. Moreover, we wanted to … Continue reading

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Snows Cut, Deep Point Marina, and Calabash River: South from Wrightsville Beach on the ICW

The first day my Dad joined me on the boat, we went from Wrightsville Beach to Calabash River on the border between North and South Carolina. On the whole, it was an easy forty-five mile day, though we did have … Continue reading

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North Brother Island in the East River

Today, Margaret and I drove up to Madison, Wisconsin with some of her students for a conference, so I did not get around to finishing my daily post (besides the driving, I was distracted by too much good beer and … Continue reading

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Choosing a Sailrite sewing machine

Today we bit the bullet and bought a Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 Premium sewing machine.  We have been procrastinating for a long while now, putting off the purchase for as long as possible.  What made us finally commit today, you ask? … Continue reading

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Audrey Paige – Another Bayfield 36

I just found this post that I wrote back when we were still looking at boats. Since the boat is still for sale, I figured it might be useful to some folks out there if I put it up. I … Continue reading

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Anchoring Aboard Bear: Our Anchor Snubbers

As we got Bear ready to depart the dock in Branford, Connecticut, we had a long list of things that needed to be done. Of course, the list was not anywhere near completed by the time we took off. One … Continue reading

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Anchoring Aboard Bear: Our Anchoring Routine

Regardless of whether we were anchoring with the Bruce or the Rocna, we went about dropping and setting the hook in the same fashion. We honed our routine slightly as the summer went on, but, for the most part, Margaret … Continue reading

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Anchoring Aboard Bear: Our Rocna and a Nasty Squall

The instructions included with the Rocna say that you need to be careful when using it because the anchor can set so quickly that unsuspecting crew might be jolted. Margaret and I had a good laugh at that one while … Continue reading

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Anchoring Aboard Bear: Choosing a New Generation Anchor

By the time we took a mooring buoy on Spa Creek in Annapolis, Margaret and I had decided we would be buying a new generation anchor sooner rather than later. While the Bruce that came with the boat was adequate, … Continue reading

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Anchoring Aboard Bear: Our Initial Ground Tackle

For those of you uninitiated in the ways of online cruising message boards, there are two things that start an argument every time: guns and anchors. Obviously, there are folks who are pretty passionate about firearms, but I bet few … Continue reading

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