Category Archives: Jeff’s Blog

Chicago Strictly Sail 2014

Academics frequently go to conferences, and we are no different in that regard.  At them, we present papers and listen to others give them, interview for jobs or interview others, and spend time at the book exhibit, browsing through the … Continue reading

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An Update on Our Search and Plans

I thought I would break up our recent string of boat reports by trying to explain a little about where we are at in our search process. We had started looking at yachts in earnest during the fall, when we … Continue reading

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Cottonwood II – A Cabot 36

While we were at my parents’ house, Margaret came across two Cabot 36s listed on Yachtworld and located in Indiantown, Florida, near where we had looked at So Bella and Suwendenjen. We were unfamiliar with this design, but started to … Continue reading

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The Bachelor Pad – A Bayfield 36 (joint post)

With Suwendejen – and the less than helpful broker – behind us, Margaret and I got some breakfast in Fort Pierce and then drove across the state to my folks’ house near Charlotte Harbor.  During that time, we talked a … Continue reading

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Addendum to Our Valiant 40 Suwendejen Post

After writing our post on Suwendejen, I started having second thoughts about the boat.  After being aboard her, I had crossed her off our list.  However, while writing the post, I started to think a little more about the possibility … Continue reading

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Viewing a Valiant 40 – another joint post

After getting off So Bella, we crossed the yard, waited another fifteen minutes while the broker took care of more important things, and then finally headed out on the dock to see the Valiant 40 we had also come to … Continue reading

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So Bella, a Passport 42 (another joint post)

As Margaret and I investigated various bluewater boats on Yachtworld, one of our favorite designs continued to be the Passport 42. It is at the top end of both the size of boat and budget we are considering. However, it … Continue reading

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Our Thoughts after Looking at the Southern Cross 31

Margaret and I looked at the Southern Cross 31 in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and have lots of thoughts about it.  We are going to try to make a joint post about what those thoughts are.  We’ll both open with … Continue reading

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Heading to Georgia to Look at a Southern Cross 31

We just left Peoria yesterday afternoon – after giving our last final exams of the fall semester – and headed southeast. Our first stop will be St. Simons Island on the coast of Georgia where we will look at a … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Boat Search

Though our blog belies it, we have been rather consumed lately with all things cruising.  We booked a charter for the Bahamas, bought a sailing dinghy, and have started our boat search in earnest, to name just a few of … Continue reading

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