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The Yachtworld Market – What Happened to the Boats We Looked At?

There are a number of frustrating things about looking at boats on Yachtworld, all related to the fact that the managers of the website keep a good deal of data to themselves.  You have no idea how long a boat … Continue reading

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Nipping and Grabbing on Great Guana Cay: Bahamas Charter Day 5

Day five was a big day for exploring.  In the morning, Jeff took Sasha and David to Dive Abaco after listening to the Cruiser’s Net.  While they were gone, I tidied up the boat a bit and made some breakfast … Continue reading

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An Accepted Offer!

With the call from the broker, we were relieved knowing at last, but also deflated. We had discussed our finances repeatedly over the previous four days, and had come to the conclusion that we could afford to pay only half … Continue reading

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Call for Women Sailors

I am excited and proud to announce that I have been awarded a 2014 Puffin Foundation grant to begin a new photographic series about women who sail and work on the water.  The Puffin Foundation “supports artists and art organizations who … Continue reading

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Waiting and Wondering

As many of you know, the weather in Illinois has been awful this winter, and the weekend we put the offer in on Bear was no different.  Temperatures were in the single digits and a pile of new snow blanketed … Continue reading

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We Put an Offer in on a Boat!

Though I was done looking at boats in Florida, the whirlwind trip was not over yet. My flight left out of Miami early the next morning, leaving me some time to catch up with a college buddy and meet his … Continue reading

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Contest 40 in Indiantown

While we were walking off the dock after looking at the Union 36, Joe, the broker, asked me if I would be interested in seeing a Contest 40 that he thought was in fabulous shape.  I was unfamiliar with a … Continue reading

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Review of Fishermen’s Village Marina, Punta Gorda, FL

As our dream of boat ownership becomes more of a reality, we have begun seeking out marinas and boat yards.  While we are not sure exactly where we will be buying a boat, we have narrowed down our boat search … Continue reading

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Benjamin Edward – A 1978 Union 36 Review

Flying down to Florida on a moment’s notice was a new thing for me, and, as you might imagine, it was incredibly hectic.  The morning after making the decision to go, I awoke long before daylight and headed out on … Continue reading

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Provisioning in Marsh Harbour – The Real Cost of Cruising

A frequent topic on cruisers forums and sailing blogs is the question “what does it cost?”.  A few weeks ago I wrote about how to save money and cut costs while cruising.  Today I offer some solid figures on provisioning … Continue reading

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