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Boat #12: 2013 Leopard 48 (Offshore Tour!)

Hey Crew!  My first ever offshore boat tour!  This was such a spur-of-the-moment, whirl-wind and might I say WINDY fun trip.  I got invited last minute to join a yacht delivery crew taking this very nice 2013 Leopard 48 from … Continue reading

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Monthly “Extra! Extra!”

“Read all about it!”  Hey HaveWind followers.  I hope you’ve got a BIG cup of coffee in hand, because there is enough awesome cruising content here to keep you entertained for hours.  If only you had more hours, right?  I wanted … Continue reading

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Chapter Eight: Nonsuches Never Foul

CYBER MONDAY DEAL – Hard Copy Keys to the Kingdom — $20.00 $15.00 Alright kids, the Keys manuscript is in the hands of my trusted graphic design gal so she can work her magic and make it all one-click uploadable … Continue reading

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#26: Where Have You Been?

Before we tell you where we’re going, I thought it might help to know where we’ve been.  In fact, I wrote it all down for you in my first sailing book — SALT OF A SAILOR (FREE TODAY on Kindle): … Continue reading

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Go On, Judge This Book By Its …

COVER!!  Check it out! Judging by its cover, is this is a book you would like to read? While I had a fantastic time writing the entertaining tale of our first Gulf adventure in Salt of a Sailor, I had many friends … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven: “Slow Down Buddy. Slower Than That.”

Magic Eraser rocks.  It does!  The last few hours we were underway toward Clearwater I busted one of those magical white blocks out and went to town on the cabin of Mitch’s Nonsuch.  The interior really was in such great … Continue reading

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Chapter Six: Man Overboard

Lightning is beautiful.  It really is.  When it’s far away and you can just watch it and wonder about the illusive static forces that are causing such shocking white streaks in the sky.   Just wondering how it occurs is … Continue reading

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Chapter Five – Great Light in the Gulf

AC on a boat … I’m still not sure that sits right with me.  It just de-acclimates you.  It took me a good ten minutes to thaw out topside after our first night on Tanglefoot.  My toes prickled as I … Continue reading

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Chapter Four – Tanglefoot

“Tanglefoot,” she said over the loud speaker.  Phillip and I kind of eyed each other curiously.  “Tangle-FOOT!” she said again, this time with more emphasis on the “foot.” That’s when we really found out how serendipitous this whole boat-shopping venture … Continue reading

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Chapter Three – Amateur Kretschmers

“Now what is this ‘none’ stuff?” “Naan.” “Okay, fine. Naan. What is that? A snack?” He was big on the snacks. So, no surprise here I’m sure: Mitch got the boat. At 6’4″, if you’re in the market for a … Continue reading

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