Month: July 2013

Sailrite Sewing Machine (LSZ-1)

One thing I have learned, gotten cheap, and learned again is you need the right tool for the job. Skimping on them just doesn’t pay. I resolved in January to make all the canvas for the boat myself. I bought a nice “Heavy Duty” Signer machine for $150. Apparently, heavy duty is subjective. Just like “worlds greatest all you can…

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Reads and a sailing blog or two

I’ve finally stumbled upon bumfuzzle.com Its an awesome blog. Tons to read and Pat is a great writer. I especially enjoy his rants on sailing magazines and interactions with cruisers. Yacht Teleport is back making posts and uploading videos to their blog, check them out here: Yacht Teleport  Andrew and Sarah over at http://www.ventureminimalists.net/ have just stepped their mast. The boat…

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SingleHanded Adventure

Sometimes I get myself into situations and I think, “damn this is going to make for good blogging later!” I decided to head across the Chesapeake to Worton Creek where Rachel’s family keeps their boat, a 53′ 1979 Hatteras. Again, I elected to go alone. I guess I could have found someone to go with me, but the ultimate challenge…

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Pass go

I’m reading Hal Roth’s “How to sail around the world”. Tons of information. It’s interesting how ideas can grow from the tiniest whim into something that affects and even takes over your life. I’m planning on single handing the the old girl over to Worton creek tomorrow for a night of festivities with the Millers. Should be a short hop…

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