Monthly Archives: April 2016

#65: Worst Project of the Re-Fit

You might have thought it was the rigging, or the bottom job, or the (oh yeah) falling-off keel but you’d be wrong.  It was the horrendous job of popping our our windows, scraping away the mess, replacing the crackled lexan, … Continue reading

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Have Gas Will Travel

Even with ocean travel on the horizon, I still think some of my most memorable adventures spawn from some of the smallest excursions.  I had to share this one with you.  Whether you’re headed home for a family reunion, setting … Continue reading

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You’re Not Going to Blast it on YouTube?

Why would you sign up for the passage then? While I have received approximately 93.8 questions since I shared the exciting news that I will be crossing the Atlantic on a non-stop voyage this June, many ranging from the comical to … Continue reading

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#64: Have Wind Will Cross the ATLANTIC!

I never would have dreamed three years ago that I would quit the practice, become a sailor and cross an ocean in 2016, but it looks like I will!  And, I’ve never been to France.  What a way to go! … Continue reading

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I Should Have Been On That Boat

“There it was, headed out the Pass, and I wasn’t on it.  I should have been on that boat.” I had a follower tell me this recently and it really resonated.  He was watching the “Where Are You Going?” video … Continue reading

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#63: Cruising in Pensacola

Enough with the shipyard!  I think you kids need a little flashback break and a glimpse of what all this hard work is for and the fantastic cruising grounds we have right here in our home port of Pensacola.  Enjoy! … Continue reading

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#62: No Water in the Bilge!

How will we do it?  With a sump box.  The sump box rocks.  But, we had to seal up the anchor chain locker first (quite the chore) and run all the hoses.  Thanks to Brandon with http://www.perdidosailor.com/ also for devising … Continue reading

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My Next Book!

Hey kids!  I’ve got so many exciting things going on and so much to share with you, I’m kind of stretching at the seams.  Life is so full for this little sailor right now.  While I do have big news I … Continue reading

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#61: Machined Blocks and a Magic Bilge Box

Why is there always a part of the rigging that does not fit?  Why?!  Watch as we battle more custom machining woes on the tie rod rigging, finish up the bottom job after a minor Annie meltdown, and reveal how … Continue reading

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Boat #4: 1985 Gulf Star 44

Come aboard as I get a full on-the-water tour of this impressive 1985 Gulf Star 45 Hirsch model, only 1 of 30 built, a moderate-sized, comfortable coastal cruiser suitable for a family of four.  Thank Brandon with Perdido Sailor, Inc. … Continue reading

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