Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ch. 7: Best Shower of My Life

“I wouldn’t go if I couldn’t take a hot shower every day.” It was my brother who told me this recently.  Sorry, John (if you’re reading this, probably not!), but you did say it and I’m sure you would still … Continue reading

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#75: How to Get Your Wife to Go Cruising

She is NOT a passenger, she is crew!  There’s no magic secret to getting your wife (husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other) on board with cruising.  She just needs to know the realities and infinite rewards of the lifestyle and want … Continue reading

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Ch. 6: First Sail of the Trip

Now did that happen at 8:58 a.m.?  8:59? Heck no!  It happened at 9:02.  Right after the start of my shift that morning.  Are there times that I like to hear that piercing elongated beep of the high-temp alarm on … Continue reading

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Boat #9: 1985 Niagara 35

That’s right.  It’s our very own s/v Plaintiff’s Rest, post re-rig, re-fit and repairs.  I will also show you each of the features on our boat that Phillip and I believe make it a great cruising vessel from engine access to … Continue reading

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Ch. 5: Shoving Off!

How much experience do you need to cross the Atlantic Ocean? That is honestly one of the questions that flitted through my mind as we pushed away from the dock in the morning heat, May 28, 2016.  That and “Happy … Continue reading

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2nd Gift of Cruising Winners: Hallie and Joe!

We’re giving it away! Our second Gift of Cruising, a 6-day bareboat charter course through Lanier Sailing Academy in Pensacola, Florida goes to lucky Patron Hallie Heuser (pronounced “High-zer” she let me know) and her awesome boyfriend Joe. We’ve got a … Continue reading

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Ch. 4: Paris Panties and Provisioning Tips

I guess we should talk about the really important stuff before we get to the panties. Fuel: While there were many, many critical provisions we needed to stock on the boat, fuel was one of the first items to come … Continue reading

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