Category Archives: Margaret’s Blog

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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Buying A Boat and Learning To Sail: Part 3

Two days later, in the mid-afternoon, we strapped the boat back on top of the car and headed down to the river.  Knowing we had only a few days left in the season to sail in warm sun and warm-ish … Continue reading

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Buying A Boat and Learning To Sail: Part 2

We arranged to look at the boat on a Wednesday evening around 6 p.m..  David and Jenni, the Walker Bay sellers, live in the historic district of Bloomington, on a piece of land that contains a recently renovated carriage house … Continue reading

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Buying A Boat and Learning To Sail: Part I

Last Wednesday we took a trip over to Bloomington, IL to check out a used Walker Bay 8’ dingy that we saw on Craigslist. We decided to look at the boat after we had a discussion about me wanting to … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions…and flowcharts!

It seems like every day we get more serious about buying a boat.  Over the last two days we have been considering these two yachts:

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Interview with Margaret

As we drove to Rochester a few weeks back, we interviewed each other to help pass the time.  Below is the transcript of Jeff asking me questions about sailing and our plans to cruise. You can read the interview with … Continue reading

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Heading West: Part I

Hello from beautiful Primm, NV! Today we are sitting poolside at Buffalo Bills Resort and Casino, relaxing after a whirlwind two-week adventure. We are half-way through a month-long excursion. We apologize for our lull in blog activity over the past … Continue reading

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Health Insurance for Cruisers

One of the concerns of many cruisers (and their land-lubbing family and friends) is medical care and health insurance while cruising.  After reading hundreds of blog posts I have come to the conclusion that there is no consensus, but rather … Continue reading

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