Author Archives: anniedike

Sailor Up! A Bitchin’ Article in Cruising Outpost

Dang, who’s that chick at the helm?  This is so fun to share followers.  Bob Bitchin’ published another one of my articles in the Spring 2019 edition of Cruising Outpost.  What a fabulous honor!  Please go pick up a copy to … Continue reading

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Going to the Miami Boat Show? That’s Very Proper of You!

Ahoy followers!  As Phillip and I are here working in Pensacola and checking down our winter boat projects list, I’m getting lots of emails and messages from friends who are going to the Miami Boat Show, which is fantastic news!  … Continue reading

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A Friday Afternoon Special in SAIL Magazine!

That’s what Brandon calls a bad install on a boat … one that must have been done by a lazy worker on a Friday afternoon.  This was such a fun treat to come home to!  To find one of my … Continue reading

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Shipyard Vid 3: New Coupling & Rot Repair

Calling all boat project fanatics, this one’s for you! Boy, did we have a time trying to get our engine aligned. While Phillip and I knew we had some kind of issue going on with our prop shaft, the key … Continue reading

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Our First Atlantic Circle Complete! This Calls for an Annie Seuss Treat!

From the Bay of Biscay across an entire ocean to the BVIs, Under our belt now a full Atlantic Circle lies!   My mind firing, my knuckles cracked and loose, I’m certain this event warrants a famous ditty by Annie … Continue reading

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Shipyard Vid 2: Removing the Quadrant & Replacing the Cables

Maybe they should change that B.O.A.T. saying to “bonded or about to.”  The hardest part of our rudder drop was getting the stinking quadrant off! Heat, impact, cheater bars, nothing would work.  So, the creative guys at Perdido Sailor had … Continue reading

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Shipyard Vid 1: Reinforcing the Rudder Post

Hey hey crew! As I write from La Rochelle, I have a confession to make.  I’ve been saving a treat for you!  I was holding this for when I knew we would likely be shoving offshore, so you all would … Continue reading

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New Friends, New Plans, and a Tour of La Rochelle, France!

It isn’t a bad place to have to wait for the Lagoon, I will say that.  La Rochelle is exquisite right now.  Mist that fills the harbor every morning.  Vivid yellow leaves the fall leisurely from the trees to the … Continue reading

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2018 Atlantic-Crossing Announcement!

Some pretty big news here at HaveWind!  Many of you have been wondering about our cruising plans this coming season, where we are going, which routes, etc.  I’ll bet this one hadn’t crossed your mind!  We’re going to complete our … Continue reading

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Article in SAIL Magazine: $9 for Spam?! Prepping for the Bahamas!

Is Spam in the Bahamas really $9.00?  Find out in the November issue of SAIL Magazine, featuring an article by Yours Truly!  Peter Nielsen over at SAIL asked me a while back for a piece with tips on preparing for … Continue reading

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