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Friends, boats, and cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski A couple of things happened this week that made me think about making friends and cruising. One of those things was a visit by Chris Kling and her new boyfriend, the other was an email from marina … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

By Mike Jastrzebski I’m not a very patient  person and so waiting for the fiberglass on the bottom of the boat to dry out is a frustrating process for me. Since it seems that we will be on the hard … Continue reading

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On the hook again–well, sort of

By Mike Jastrzebski We’re actually on a mooring ball in Titusville. We have a 9am appointment to have our boat hauled today (Monday) and we decided to treat ourselves to a couple of days away from the marina. It’s been … Continue reading

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Life on the dock

By Mike Jastrzebski To be honest I would rather be swinging at anchor than living at a dock, but sometimes it’s just not practical. If you’re still working, having running water, shore power, and a place to keep a car make … Continue reading

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The new water maker

I reported recently that we bought a water maker from Cruise RO water and power and I’m happy to say that it’s now completely installed. Prior to buying the unit I had researched water makers online and talked with a friend … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Boat

By Mike Jastrzebski Sometimes I feel as if I’m living in an old B sci-fi movie. The movie that comes to mind is a 1957 movie titled The Incredible Shrinking Man, only in my case the movie would be called … Continue reading

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More free audio books and The Melbourne Gam

  By Mike Jastrzebski Free Key Lime Blues audio books If you did not win one of the 10 audio books I gave away last month I am giving away 15 more audio copies of Key Lime Blues free. These books are distributed … Continue reading

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Those unexpected expenses.

By Mike Jastrzebski We’ve been budgeting for our next cruise and like every other time that we’ve left the dock and headed for a new destination, the costs have outpaced the expectations. Last year we added dinghy davits and solar … Continue reading

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It keeps on going…an update on our Atomic Four Engine

By Mike Jastrzebski Like the Energizer Bunny our Atomic four engine at times seems unstoppable. I can’t count the number of times I’ve wanted to give up on this engine, but even though I hate working on engines, every time a … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago

By Mike Jastrzebski As I wait for the Florida weather to cool down a bit so that I can begin preparing the boat for the coming cruising season I was thinking about this incredible journey Mary and I have been on … Continue reading

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