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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#54: In Other News … Our Keel’s Falling Off

It kind of was.  And, I kind of weeped about it.  First follower to catch and comment on the “torch” snafu (trust me, you’ll know it when you see it) wins a shout-out in the next video.  And, question of … Continue reading

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#53: Buttered Up and Built Back Anew

Here we go kids!  From hot glue sticks to a plywood template to no-sh&* Coosa stringers buttered up and good as new!  Thanks as always to the hard-working crew at Perdido Sailor who allowed us DIY’ers to work beside them … Continue reading

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I Don’t Miss the Office

They say you just have to write what you’re feeling, so this is what’s coming out.  Some days this whole HaveWindWillTravel gig is exhausting.  I am a one-woman film/write/edit production team.  I am my own camera crew.  GoPro goes everywhere … Continue reading

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