Category: Cruising

Sailors In Canada Not Sailing

We’ve traveled north to connect with a friend and sailing legend Yves Gelinas of Cape Horn Self Steering Gear. We originally met Yves two years ago (already?) while staging in Portsmouth, VA for the trip down to Abaco. Yves was there with Jean-Du-Sud, his Alberg 30 that he completed a solo circumnavigation in during the 80s. A true old school sailor, Yves…

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The Thirty Hour Haul

Since the boat was last hauled back in 2015 before the start of the Caribbean trip, we thought it was about time to haul her again and check on everything. It would be nice to look at the hull and fittings without holding my breath.  The plan was simple, a new coat of bottom paint, clean and wax the hull, new…

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DIY Non-Skid

With spring finally here, some readers may be thinking about doing some painting. I couldn’t find much information on how to prepare a deck for nonskid. Here is the method I used that yielded good results. First, the deck is painted with whatever topcoat will be your base. For my boat I used oyster white as it matches my off white…

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Our new Podcast “Sailing Stories”

It’s been quiet on the blogging front as of late. Winter, and hustling to start 3 new businesses will do that to you. However, that’s not to say I haven’t been making content. God knows I consume enough content: writing, youtube, and podcasts – especially podcasts. I love podcasts.The unique thing about them is that you can be entertained or even learn…

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On the other side: Thoughts on not sailing south.

This fall could not be anymore juxtaposed to the previous one. Outwardly nothing seems to differ – it’s getting cold, the days are growing short, there are Christmas decorations for sale in mid October.However this year we’re winding down our nautical endeavors rather than spinning them up. We landed a job with World Cruising Club running the 2016 ARC Bahamas Rally.…

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Settling In For The Winter

Now that the dust has settled from this years boat show in Annapolis and we’ve moved the boat to her winter home just 30 miles north in the Patapsco river, I’ve begun to take stock of our new reality. We’re trying to make some money while we’re back in town but we’re nervous about getting too comfortable, committing to too much…

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Annapolis Boat Show 2016 Preview

It’s that time again! Today we got to wander around the show between helping out Andy and Mia on Isbjorn, their Swan 48. Come say hello (Dock H), We’ll be here all show! We saw some interesting new offerings that peaked my interest. First off was the Bauer 8 Dingy. I’m a sucker for hard sailing dingy’s (currently building a sailing…

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