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Buying a liferaft.

By Mike Jastrzebski When I buy new equipment for the boat I like to do a little research online. I particularly like to search out reviews. This has proven to be a challenge with liferafts because so few boaters actually … Continue reading

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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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Attitude adjustment

by Christine Kling I’ve been thinking a good deal lately about how much one’s attitude determines the quality of life. We’ve been going through the process of removing the rudder from the boat by using the boat’s davit system and … 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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Resolutions

By Mike Jastrzebski With 2014 only two days away I decided that it was time to write out a few resolutions. Of course the problems with resolutions is that they are easier to write out than to carry out, so I … Continue reading

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What a difference a week makes!

by Christine Kling Bula bula! from Vuda Point Marina in Fiji. For my blog post last week, I wrote the headline, “What’s next?” I had finished my novel and in that post I explained how I was feeling somewhat at … Continue reading

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Tech troubled turkey day

by Christine Kling I’m settling down to write this in the guest cabin of my friends’ Mainship 390 tied to the fuel dock in Vero Beach Marina. This is a new-to-them boat they recently purchased up in Jacksonville, Florida, and … Continue reading

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