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Mystery Solved

February 8, 2020 This is our February home in St. Petersburg at Harborage Marina.  A great slip in a quiet corner of the marina.  The ramp goes up to a seawall with fantastic views of St. Pete and also leads to a shower area and laundry. Great trip up from Venice — 46 miles including

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Fall Work

January 31, 2020 Coming to you from Venice, FL after a beautiful trip up from Fort Myers.  Spent four nights there in a slip at the municipal marina that was literally right downtown.  So a good place to provision, decompress and get the boat set up for cruising. Then on north with the boat running

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Not Dead Yet

January 19, 2020 I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I posted anything on this site, but I had a lot of excuses:  a bruising municipal election campaign (we won!), a trip to France for the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion,  the death of my image-stabilized camera, and a fabulous five-week

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Credit Where Credit is Due

April 10, 2019 As you could sense from my last post, the engine and all systems were working great cruising around Pine Island Sound. Dave, Peggy and the whole team at Sweetwater Landing Marina did a great job in a difficult situation. I pulled in out of the blue to get a new prop, and

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Poking Around Pine Island Sound

April 7, 2019 Pine Island Sound doesn’t have the reputation it deserves as a cruising destination, because it isn’t very big — about 50 miles long by 20 miles wide — and it’s pretty shallow so the superyachts can’t go there. But it has two delightful small cities, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, filled with

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Boat Work and Bugs

March 17, 2019 We are safely ensconced in incredible Legacy Harbour Marina in Fort Myers, and all seems well with the engine — but I want to go more than the 8 miles it took to get here before stating that definitely. This has been a really lazy trip.  I brought my sewing machine, all

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Shipwrecked!

Madison, CT March 9, 2019 So why is the Tardis flying through the air? Why is this post coming to you from Madison, CT? Where to begin? My friend Pat Harris and I were taking the boat across Florida on what had actually been a rather boring cruise across the Okeechobee Waterway from Vero Beach

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And Then There Was the Day I Fell In

March 2, 2019 Everything had been going great in Vero getting the dinghy ready for the big Okeechobee trip — blew right up, fits great on the roof, engine all serviced.  But then I got over confident and tried to attach the engine to the dinghy from a little dock next to the boat that

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Arnhem — Fine Furniture That Floats

February 24, 2019 Between the mold redaction, a great two weeks with Molly and a bug infestation (more later), I have been incredibly remiss in reporting on “Arnehm” another Olga 28 going together in Zebulon, NC.  I stopped by to see Sytse Douna, his friend, assistant and electrical guru Ton Schoenmaker (a frequent commenter on

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Tough Start in Vero

February 16, 2019 You know it’s going to be a tough day after two-plus months away from your beloved boat, you drive up to it and it has a hole in it that you can see through.  And the covers you labored over for months are not on the boat.   And the interior is

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