Monthly Archives: March 2016

To Be On the Water

I almost forgot how it feels.  I was standing in our saloon yesterday afternoon, looking out through the cockpit, and I saw the backdrop move.  The water, the buildings, a bird squatting on a piling─they all moved about an inch … Continue reading

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#58: Corrosion You Cannot See

Not if it’s hidden behind the rigging.  Lesson learned here: If you’re going to re-rig, pull and inspect all of the pieces.  You’ll be shocked at what we found.  Bonus lesson: Lookout for that hammer.  He packs a mean punch. … Continue reading

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#57: When Re-Torquing Keel Bolts: 250 = 180

At least that’s the decision we made after we broke the torque wrench hammering these guys down.  It was a bit of a project all told but we got ‘er done and were glad we did because we ended up … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want Children, But I Want My Child

I once had a good friend tell me this.  She was a single mom who had her daughter at a very early age (eighteen) and raised her on her own through college and law school.  By the time she and … Continue reading

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#56: What Should You Reasonably Expect a Surveyor to Find?

“Why weren’t the rotten stringers uncovered in your survey?”  Many of you have asked this question so I thought it would be good to talk about this and pose the question to my followers as I am not sure the … Continue reading

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#55: First Gift of Cruising Winners!

This is it!  Our first Give the Gift of Cruising Giveaway and I’m so excited I could almost fart!  Almost …  Congratulations to Lance and Shelly Hopson, winners of our first Gift of Cruising: Pam Wall Cruising Consultant’s “Find Your … Continue reading

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Boat Shopping Should Be Fun

“It should!  It should be a fun experience,” she said.  “Not a frustrating one.”   Pam Wall told me this, just recently when I was speaking to her over the phone to get her contribution for the Gift of Cruising … Continue reading

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