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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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I’ve had choices

I’ve had choices

“I’ve had choices Since the day that I was born There were voices That told me right from wrong If I had listened No I wouldn’t be here today Living and dying With the choices I made.”-George Jones All my life I’ve had choices to make. A handful of those being more memorable than others. Some most definitely life-changing. During my high school years, before I could even drive, my parents would drive me to the lake, I would help…

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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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Fun with fiberglass

Fun with fiberglass

One of the current on going projects is finishing the bimini and dodger. Instead of making an all canvas unit, I decided on fabricating a hard top. I have been under many biminis that leaked over time. The stitching becomes deteriorated by the sun and requires restitching down the road. It is also much harder to mount solar panels and other hardware to canvas biminis. I had gone back and forth on which material to use. I wanted a practical…

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