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Passage to Oyster Bay, NY

The morning began with a bit of work, Jeff hunkered down below, grading papers, while I went out and scrubbed the waterline, which was getting pretty slimy.

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Sailing with Selective Focus (photo geek post)

We intented to leave Port Jefferson first thing, but when we turned on the engine, we smelled the faint odor of burning plastic. We checked the windlass solenoid, the batteries, the water pumps, and sniffed in the lazarette enough to … Continue reading

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Putting up the main

Check out this video of Jeff putting up the main while we sail from Port Jefferson Harbor to Price Bend in Northport Bay!

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Rain in the morning, cheese at night!

Thursday was our last day in Port Jefferson Harbor, as we anchorage hop our way West toward NYC.  We woke to a drenching rain that lasted until the afternoon and used this time to make a good breakfast, grade papers, … Continue reading

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All Work and Some Play

It has been a busy few days here on Bear.  We had some mechanical issues that needed to be addresses and a lot of work to do ashore at the library, where we are able to get free wifi.   … Continue reading

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Wooden Boats, Free Showers, and Heady Topper

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Nobody move – this is a shakedown….cruise.

For our non-sailor readers, a shakedown cruise is the term for the first time you take the boat out for a sail.  As the term implies, it is a time to shake out all of the kinks in the systems … Continue reading

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2 West Marines, 1 Defender

A day in pictures:

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This line is kinky….

Today was a beautiful day to be on the water.  After sleeping in a bit, I got up when Jeff returned from town, where he went to find Internet, to work on his online course.  And, since the boat is … Continue reading

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Sea Trial and Tribulations

Saturday morning we wore up early to get the Genoa bended on before the sea trial. We had plans to meet with Phil, our surveryor, at 9 am for coffee to get reacquainted and ask a few questions about what … Continue reading

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