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Shark Repellent

by John Urban They’re at it again. Great White sharks taking chunks out of surfboards and kayaks, putting fear into beachgoers everywhere. This past weekend a surfer in La Selva Beach, California was knocked off his surfboard by a fifteen-foot … Continue reading

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Piece by piece

  by Christine Kling There was a time when I was trying to write what I thought I was supposed to be writing. I was in grad school and it was the late 80’s. Ray Carver type of short stories … Continue reading

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Engine Room Acoustics…

C.E. Grundler An important, but often overlooked area of boat design is sound levels throughout a boat. And while I’m looking forward to hearing this little beauty fire up (any day now!) an ample helping of Sounddown always kept that … Continue reading

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I’ll sleep on the plane…

C.E. Grundler No, there are no major travel plans in my immediate future, at least not that I’m aware of. “I’ll sleep on the plane,” is an expression I’ve used on occasion over the last two decades, and this morning, … Continue reading

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Lessons Right On The Water

Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Winds blowing from the south at 10 to 15 knots, blue skies from the tip of the Vineyard to Aquidneck Island. Seas at the edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound a modest 2 … Continue reading

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Pretty…

C.E. Grundler It’s not on the list of words used to describe my boat’s current condition, at least not until the other day. But I think I’m going to start a new list, for the new words I’m hearing. Such … Continue reading

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Classics, Plastic, and Boats that Endure…

C.E. Grundler The other night, my other half and I ventured onto the interwebs in an exhaustive Google search for exhaust configuration inspiration. Annabel Lee’s heavy old cast iron arrangement left something to be desired, and as the engine room … Continue reading

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Beach Day

Today is a beach day. Not a writing day, not a work day, not even a boating day. Just the beach. From my angled-back canvas chair I watch parades of boats crossing the edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island … Continue reading

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Boat fever

by Christine Kling We packed up our bags and left LEARNATIVITY on a mooring in Majuro on February 21st, and while I thought I would be returning, but it was by no means a sure thing, so I didn’t leave … Continue reading

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C.E. Grundler The other night, as I wrestled with the complexities of my storyline, spread across Scrivener in a chaos of color-coded files, the parallels of writing a novel and restoring a boat came to mind yet again. That, and … Continue reading

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