Category Archives: Margaret’s Blog

Cutting Costs While Cruising – Part Two

This is the second part of my post on how to save money and cut costs while cruising,  which was inspired by Lin Pardey’s seminar at the Strictly Sail boat show in Chicago last week.  Part one examines cruising styles, … Continue reading

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Cutting Costs and Saving Money While Cruising – Inspired by Lin Pardey

As I mentioned in our previous post about the Strictly Sail show in Chicago last weekend, Lin Pardey’s seminar on Cutting Costs While Cruising (derived from the fabulous book Cost Conscious Cruiser) was the most informative and well presented seminar I … Continue reading

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Pulling at the heart strings…and potentially the purse strings – Emily Luna, A Cabo Rico 38

After coming down off Caper, we chatted with Wally and Joe for a bit before getting back in the car. From there, we followed Wally across to Harbortown Marina in Fort Pierce, where we had seen Suwendejen and So Bella. … Continue reading

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Holy Jesus! Equinox – A Valiant 40

As a visual artist who has traveled the world visiting galleries and museum I often feel like I have ‘seen it all’.  It takes a lot to impress, intrigue, and/or shock me.  But when I stepped off of the rickety … Continue reading

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Caper – Another Cabot 36

While we climbed down the ladder from Cottonwood II – and presumably the whole time we had been on the boat – Joe and Wally were engaged in conversation about boats.  I can only imagine the stories they were swapping … Continue reading

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On Our Way Home from Strictly Sail

We are on I-55 heading south from Chicago, and it is snowing and slushy, and we already stopped to buy a gallon of wiper fluid because we ran out.  Yes, we are on our way home from Strictly Sail, where … Continue reading

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Provisioning In Marsh Harbor and Untying the Dock Lines – Bahamas Charter Day 2

Eager to get on the boat, I rise early, without an alarm, to find Jeff missing from the room.  I imagine he is off wandering the docks, watching the sunrise, or milling around anxious to get moving.  I decide to … Continue reading

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On our way to the Bahamas!

We left Peoria mid-December to head to the Southeast for a couple of weeks of visiting friends and family, looking at boats, and going to the Bahamas for our charter in the Abacos.  On the way to Jeff’s parents 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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