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Miles, Storms, and Stories

Miles, Storms, and Stories

While planning our moves in Sarasota, Em and I decided we should take the boat up the river system to Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley for the remainder of hurricane season.  During that time, I’ll pick up some work to replenish the cruising kitty and we can make future plans. After 2 months of amazing adventures with my best friend/wife, Emily departed last week to visit her sister in Annapolis.  Though, I wish I could have gone, it was up to me…

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We Made It!

We Made It!

And the boat still Floats!  The past 3 weeks have been an absolute blur.  I had two weeks to finish as many projects on the boat as possible before the boat was scheduled to be picked up.  Some of the required projects included wiring the solar and new alternator charging systems, mosquito nets for the main salon hatch, bottom paint, work in the anchor locker, boat name sticker on the hull side, and the list goes on and on.  Along…

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A New Car!

A New Car!

After over a year of deliberation, we finally purchased a dinghy: a nice, shiny, new dinghy.  Originally, we were not planning on buying a new one.  However, given our landlocked location, lack of time, and and the lack of used boats in the area, Emily pushed me to take advantage of West Marine’s 15% off Thanksgiving online sale (which included free shipping to our local store).  After looking at all the options, we decided to go with a Walker Bay…

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Like a fish out of water

Like a fish out of water

Right when we almost had everything setup on the boat to make it appear as a cruising boat it was time to remove everything for the BIG MOVE.  The day that we planned to drop the mast and haul the boat was forecasted to have rain,sleet,snow and 30 mph winds.  Perfect conditions, right?   Well, maybe for a polar bear.  Fortunately we had plenty of help the entire day.  I thank all my friends for coming out and attempting to become…

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Cruising by BIG BOAT

Cruising by BIG BOAT

“I could get used to this!” I told Emily as we made our way through the inside passage towards Alaska.  We weren’t crewing on a steel sloop, or flying by float plane. Instead we were going by a different form of transportation.  One I never imagined taking.  This time last year if you told me I was taking a cruise ship somewhere I would have told you I thought that maybe you had a few too many at the rum…

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Day off number 1!

Day off number 1!

I am starting to like this 4 10 schedule. Today i was able to finish up the cockpit seats and take them up to the boat for a test run. they look pretty good and with a little sanding, fiberglass, paint, and varnish they should turn out pretty good. now if only the rest of my order from Jamestown Distributors would get here, and the weather would warm up, then we would be in business! unfortunately the weather seems to…

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