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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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“Where Are You Sailing to Next?”

Friends, I have another adventure-on-the-high-seas tale to tell you.  We’ve been busy over here.  While I’ve had a lot of fun cranking out the videos for you─sharing our cruising adventures, our struggles, repairs, outings, friends and fun on the water─I … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Need a Hacksaw – Article in SAIL Magazine

“I was just reading along and I started to think, hey, that sounds like what happened to us. Then I looked at the cover photo and thought, ‘That looks just like me!’”  Followers, this was Mitch speaking, and I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The Car Won’t Start

April 17-18, 2014 (Keys Log – Day 16): I’m happy to say we survived the epic flooding in Ft. Myers.  I’ve never seen rain come so fast and so hard.  But, as fast as it came, it went. The sun … Continue reading

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April 12, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 10 (Part One) – Rain On Our Parade

I woke to find a friend on our stern line the next morning. He didn’t even move as we rustled around in the cockpit and readied the boat for another passage.  He just watched us inquisitively and minded his own … Continue reading

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April 11, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 9 – For a Good Ride, Call Johnny N

I will say, it took some time for both of us to come “down” from the epic mid-sea mast climb.  That was something else.  But, aside from the busted steaming light and lost gaff, we did have one good thing … Continue reading

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April 10, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 8 – Catching Butterflies

We were both a little disoriented when we woke on the boat behind Dog Island.  Having slept so soundly at anchor and waking to the alarm in pitch black, it was a little hard to tell if we were still … Continue reading

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April 9, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 7 – MOTORIN’!

WHAT’S YOUR PRICE FOR FLIGHT??  At least I think those are the lyrics. Feel free to test me (and jam to that oldie-but-a-goodie) here.  But, know that I don’t care either way, because that’s what I like to belt out.  “Finding … Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 – Shoving Off!

Well folks, this is it.  April 3rd.  Shove-off day.  Departure day.  THE day.  And, we were ready.  Beyond ready.  All the trips to the stores, the packing and inventorying of the boat, the freezer meals, everything was ready.  All we … Continue reading

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