Monthly Archives: April 2013

March 8-10, 2013 – Road Trip: Part Four (Last One!) – The Tayana

The Tayana.  The last of the road trip boats.  Recall Tayanas are Taiwanese-built boats, hand-crafted, so each one is unique, with a reputation of being sturdy as hell, built to survive the Apocalypse.  This one certainly met that mark. Her … Continue reading

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March 8-10, 2013 – Road Trip: Part Three – The Hinterhoeller

Feeling refreshed from the coconut drinks in St. Pete, we headed down to Punta Gorda to check out the Hinterhoeller. Hinterhoellers are Canadian-built with a reputation as solid, sea-worthy vessels.  We were looking at a 1985 Niagara that was primarily … Continue reading

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March 8-10, 2013 – Road Trip: Part Deux – The Pacific Seacraft

Let’s see … where was I?  (With all the yard-selling, hog-tying and other Naan-sailing events I’ve been throwing in here, it’s easier than you think to forget).  Ahh, yes.  Day two of the Road Trip.  It was Saturday morning and … Continue reading

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March 8-10, 2013 – Road Trip: Part One – The Drive!

A lot of people have asked me: “A sailboat? Really? Nights and days on end, stuck together on a tiny, little boat? Annie, are you sure?” And, I can tell you, the best way to find out if you can spend hours cramped in … Continue reading

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March 7, 2013 – Knots Landing

So … I assume, to sail, you have to know how to tie a bunch of knots.  Big, thick, heavy ones, used to swing the rope around your head like a lasso and launch it out to save a drowning … Continue reading

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March 6, 2013 – On the Hunt for a Good ‘Ole Boat

While the Pacific Seacraft was undoubtedly a quality boat, we were still struggling to justify the price.  It was going to require some serious penny-pinching for us just to get the boat and another disheartening sum to get it in cruising condition.  Instead … Continue reading

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March 3, 2013 – Knee Schmee, Let’s Ski!!

Phillip and I had a ski trip on the books for some time and the time came to hit the slopes while we were mulling over the decision to put in an offer on the Pacific Seacraft.  Phillip and I … Continue reading

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