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The First Week of Boat Work

It has been a week since I really started working on the boat here in Deltaville. I have crossed seven things off my list of 35 projects. That sounds fairly good, but none of those seven tasks were among the … Continue reading

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Back on Bear and Starting Boat Work

After packing up and leaving Peoria the previous day, I arrived in Deltaville this past Wednesday night. Bear was right where I left her, awaiting my return.

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Introducing DoubleEnders.com

While we cruised Maine last summer, Margaret and I started talking about building a site dedicated to canoe-stern sailboats. Before too long, we were taking pictures of all the double enders that we came across. And we even registered the … Continue reading

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The Scurvy Pirates

One of the things that I have on the list of things to do before I head to the boat in a few weeks is to organize my digital files. I am in the midst of doing that now, and … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Upgrades: Satellite Communications at Sea

As we prepare for our extended cruise we have been making a list of equipment purchases and repairs that we need to do to outfit Bear, our Tayana 37, for more extensive cruising.  Though we have lived aboard for the … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Upgrades: Cockpit Enclosure

As we start to get into the final preparations for sabbatical, we are making some fairly big and expensive upgrades to Bear. I thought I would discuss our thinking on and plans for a few of them here, starting with … Continue reading

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The Last Six Weeks: Iowa, Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Deltaville, Annapolis, and More!

The last time I posted, about six weeks ago, I had just returned to Illinois after bringing the boat from Maine to the southern Chesapeake. It goes without saying that Margaret and I have been neglecting the blog and our YouTube video … Continue reading

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Photography Inspired By The Sea

As some of you know, in addition to being a part-time cruiser, I am also a professor of photography.  Over the past 4 years I have been making work inspired by my time living on the water.  The video link … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Inspecting Chainplates

At the Annapolis boat show, I had a conversation with friends who are planning a full refit, but are not intending to pull the chainplates. I said something about new rigging not meaning a thing if it is attached to … Continue reading

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A Cruising Guide to Lagoon Pond, Martha’s Vineyard

In early June, we left Cuttyhunk and continued on to Martha’s Vineyard, anchoring in Lagoon Pond on the inside of Vineyard Haven. We had never been to the Vineyard before, but had heard about how bumpy it could be in … Continue reading

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