Category Archives: Jeff’s Blog

The Third Week in the Yard Prepping for Sabbatical

Over the past week, I have not checked too many things off the list, unlike last week. But there has been continual forward progress. And the end is getting closer with, perhaps, a launch next week.

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Week Two of Boat Work

What a difference a week makes. Last monday, I felt like I had barely scratched the surface of the boat work we had planned for the spring. And with so many major projects – literally all of them – still remaining, … Continue reading

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The Figure Eight Voyage

I have been thoroughly enjoying following Randall and Mo’s Figure Eight Voyage the last couple months. If you are hearing about it for the first time, Randall Reeves left aboard Moli, his 45-foot aluminum boat with a rich history of challenging voyages and … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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