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Shipyard Project #1: Reinforcing Our Rudder

Let’s talk about our rudder.  While Phillip and I are quite pleased with the majority of the systems on our boat and their original design, this was one where—if we could have been there at the factory in Ontario when … Continue reading

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Post-Bahamas Boat Projects (We’re Dropping the Rudder!)

Schadenfreude.  I know it’s German, but I have no idea how to say it.  A good friend of ours taught it to us when he was telling us what great pleasure he took in seeing Phillip and I knee-deep in … Continue reading

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’Twas the Night Before Shove-Off

‘Twas the night before shove-off, and all through the boat Not a creature was stirring, not even a goat! (A goat on a boat??  Think it, I don’t!) The produce hammock was hung above the settee with care, In hopes … Continue reading

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Bahamas Boat Project Recap!

“Go, go!  To the Bahamas you must!” said our good friend Pam.  As she went on and on about their fresh Bahamian bread and jam.  So “go, go!” we decided: “To the Bahamas or bust!”  But first Phillip and I … Continue reading

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#78: How to Budget (and Brace) for BIG Boat Repairs

Unexpected mast pulls can happen to you!  While we’ve dealt with our fair share of boat projects here at HaveWindWillTravel, it’s good to be reminded there will always be more and you need to know “How To” be ready — … 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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Written Interview on SailNator.com!

This was pretty cool.  I had a fellow sailing blogger reach out to me and ask me to do a written interview for his blog — SailNator.com “Learn to Sail Online.”  I found the questions he asked were really fun … Continue reading

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