Category Archives: Jeff’s Blog

Hit by a storm on Chesapeake Bay

Yesterday we took our first sail of the season, leaving at 5:30AM from The Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD heading to Chesapeake City, MD on the C&D canal.  Around 11:15AM we heard a Coast Guard warning on the VHF … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog, Margaret's Blog | Leave a comment

Hauling and Winterizing in Rock Hall, MD

Want to know how we winterize our sailboat for a long winter hibernation? Check out our latest episode in which we sail from Baltimore to Rock Hall, where we get hauled out at Sailing Emporium for winter storage. Hauling and … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog, Margaret's Blog | Leave a comment

Getting to Work on Bear

I cannot believe I have been at the boat for a week now. The time is already flying by, and I know the time before Margaret arrives in early May will slip away just as fast. So, I have put … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | 2 Comments

Dobbins Island, Pirates, and The US Naval Academy

After a long holiday hiatus, we finally have a new video up on YouTube.  In this episode we document the last few days with our nephew and his mom on board during which time we let an 8-year old steer … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog, Margaret's Blog | Leave a comment

The Outlaw Ocean

The New York Times has had an excellent series over the past several months entitled “The Outlaw Ocean”. The in-depth investigative pieces have examined everything from slavery in foreign fishing fleets to a 10,000-mile chase involving Sea Shepherd and a pariah … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | Leave a comment

Thinking Back on Sizing Our Anchor Chain

Cruising World had a little piece by Pam Wall on “Choosing the Right Chain for Your Ground Tackle.” I enjoyed reading it, finding it to be a clear description of the different types of chain and how to go about replacing … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | Leave a comment

Annapolis School of Seamanship’s Marine Diesel Basics Course

Last weekend, I attended the Annapolis School of Seamanship’s Marine Diesel Basics course. It is a two-day course designed to teach the principles and anatomy of a marine diesel engine as well as basic maintenance and troubleshooting. And after taking … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | Leave a comment

The Final Push to Annapolis This Past Summer

In case you missed it, Margaret put up the final video in our race north from St. Mary’s Georgia to Annapolis. The video is great, but we did not quite capture all the emotions and excitement of that final day … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | Leave a comment

Our New LED Dome Light Bulb and Our Energy Situation Aboard

We have a new video up today about the LED dome light that we purchased from AhoyCaptain at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. I figured I would say a little more here about how the light fits into our overall energy … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | 4 Comments

Pegging Our Oil Pressure Gauge

Below are two emails I wrote to the Tayana Owner’s Group, which, by the way, is a great resource for Tayana owners, owners of similar boats, and those that dream of owning one. As they deal with some engine problems … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | Leave a comment