Category Archives: Jeff’s Blog

Engine Updates and Return to Seasons Print Sale

Heartbreaking. This is the only word to describe the loss of our engine and, perhaps, the loss of our sabbatical cruising dream. For the last 6 years, we been working toward spending Margaret’s 15-month sabbatical living aboard and cruising our … Continue reading

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Cruisers Forum and Our West Marine Dinghy

Nearly everyone has heard of Cruisers Forum. Like a lot of people, I used to spend a lot of time on the site. Then we bought Bear, and I slowly realized how irrelevant and useless most of the information on … Continue reading

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Cruising Rhode Island

In our latest video, we check out several cool anchorages in Rhode Island, including the Kickamuit River and Fogland Point.  Follow the link below to check it out! And as always, if you enjoy our videos, give us a thumbs … Continue reading

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MarkJ from Cruisers Forum

Back when I used to go to Cruisers Forum regularly, there was a guy on there with the handle of MarkJ. From what I gathered, MarkJ was Australian, spent his winters in St. Martin, and headed north every hurricane season. … Continue reading

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Yacht Rock: A Sailor’s Playlist

Margaret was a long-time goth, and Jeff runs a website called Grateful Dead of the Day. But sometimes on the boat, we just need some smooth music. And that is when we turn to yacht rock. As we headed down … Continue reading

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Tayana 37 Questions and Answers

A woman who has been cruising Europe on a small sailboat with her partner contacted Margaret on Women Who Sail. The cruiser had some questions about Bear, because they are contemplating purchasing a Tayana 37 and there are few Tayanas … Continue reading

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Two new RTS videos this week on YouTube!

We are happy to share Episode 1 of Season 4 with you today! Check out our departure from Rock Hall – with our crew Kerry – as we make our way north to Newport, RI. We find that in early … Continue reading

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Trailer for our new season now on YouTube!

This morning we released the trailer for our new season which documents our travels from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine.  Follow along as we encounter seals and porpoises galore, epic sunsets, and tons of amazing hikes.  Maine is a cruiser’s … Continue reading

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New Return to Seasons Episode on YouTube!

After a long hiatus, we have returned to YouTube with the season finale of our 2016 sailing season.  In this video, we sail to Hadley Harbor, Cuttyhunk, Newport, through the East River and off the New Jersey coast (with whales!). … Continue reading

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A Boatyard Cat, Port Townsend Fittings, and a Much Anticipated Launch

Another week – the fourth – of boat work has passed. Everything is still taking longer than I imagined, but progress is still being made. The week was filled with a lot of work on the bobstay and whisker stay fittings and … Continue reading

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