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Mermaid Reef – Bahamas Charter Day 4

Waking up in a peaceful, quiet harbor in the Bahamas does not get old.  Day four of our trip began, for me, with a leisurely morning filled with reading in bed, a cup of tea on the deck, and warm … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions – Part Two

Upon returning to Peoria, we both got the car unpacked, cranked the heat, and, then, logged on to Yachtworld. We charted all the Tayana 37s and a few other boats between 35-40 feet that we had initially overlooked. We also … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions – Part One

Leaving St. Petersburg and Northern Light, we had eight hours in the car to discuss the boats we had seen and our shopping plans. We clearly were still not completely sold on any of the boats we had inspected because … Continue reading

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Northern Light (aka Baba Ganoush) – A Baba 35

After another lovely day in Florida, we finally needed to begin our return to the frozen north.  The first leg of our journey would take us from North Port, Florida, to Margaret’s Dad’s place in Lucedale, Mississippi, about nine hours … Continue reading

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Exploring Man-o-War Cay – Bahamas Charter Day 3

I woke up this morning at 7 a.m. (many of my friends are in shock and disbelief right now), and grabbed some juice and headed on deck to check out the anchorage.  The rest of the crew was discussing an … Continue reading

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“The Bad Tayana” – A Tayana 37 in Ft. Myers

Getting back to my folks’ place near Charlotte Harbor, on the west side of Florida, we were still itching to check out a few more boats in our last couple days in Florida.  While we did not have to find … Continue reading

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Safety first! Best practices for crew safety.

As we mentioned in a previous post, we attended several seminars at the Chicago Strictly Sail Boat Show last month.  While Jeff went to Safety Under The Water Line I checked out Safety At Sea which was put on by … Continue reading

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Cutting Costs While Cruising – Part Two

This is the second part of my post on how to save money and cut costs while cruising,  which was inspired by Lin Pardey’s seminar at the Strictly Sail boat show in Chicago last week.  Part one examines cruising styles, … Continue reading

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Cutting Costs and Saving Money While Cruising – Inspired by Lin Pardey

As I mentioned in our previous post about the Strictly Sail show in Chicago last weekend, Lin Pardey’s seminar on Cutting Costs While Cruising (derived from the fabulous book Cost Conscious Cruiser) was the most informative and well presented seminar I … Continue reading

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Pulling at the heart strings…and potentially the purse strings – Emily Luna, A Cabo Rico 38

After coming down off Caper, we chatted with Wally and Joe for a bit before getting back in the car. From there, we followed Wally across to Harbortown Marina in Fort Pierce, where we had seen Suwendejen and So Bella. … Continue reading

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