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Writing vs. cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski I know I’m not the only writer/cruiser that has this problem, but I have a hard time writing and cruising. Most of my books have been written while we were at the dock. I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Traveling again

By Mike Jastrzebski We’re leaving Charleston Saturday the 11th and do not expect to reach St. Augustine until late afternoon on Monday the 13th so I will not be posting much of a blog this week. It’s been hectic since … Continue reading

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Why Mary?

By Mike Jastrzebski There are really two questions here. The first is why is Mary the official prop scraper on Rough Draft? The second is why is Mary the best sailing and cruising partner a man could ask for? As … Continue reading

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Heading home

By Mike Jastrzebski Just a short post this week. We’ve been busy getting the boat ready to head back down south. We say we’re heading home but the truth is we don’t have a real home right now. We consider … Continue reading

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Sittin’ and contemplatin’

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s a beautiful morning here in Deltaville. 75 degrees, partly sunny, a little breeze and the boat’s gently rocking, and I’m just sitting in the cockpit, drinking coffee, and contemplating about what to write. I’m not talking … Continue reading

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Up a creek and loving it

By Mike Jastrzebski Right now we’re anchored on Jackson Creek across from the Deltaville Marina in Deltaville, VA. It’s a quiet anchorage, especially during the week, and is very well protected on three sides. But it gets a bit lumpy … Continue reading

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Power Hogs

By Mike Jastrzebski When it comes to cruising I guess you could say that Mary and I are power hogs. Since we prefer to be on the hook or when necessary a mooring ball, this can be a problem. On … Continue reading

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The Manatees Playground

By Mike Jastrzebski It sounds like a book title, doesn’t it? The Manatees Playground that is. But it’s not. I’m actually talking about the marina basin here in Titusville. We’ve lived on our boat in Florida now for nearly nine … Continue reading

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Coppercoat Anti-fouling Epoxy

By Mike Jastrzebski I must confess that I have been remiss lately. It has been several months since I’ve posted, and although I will admit that part of the reason for this has been poor internet service (we were in … Continue reading

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A new chapter

by Christine Kling So I’m sitting on an airplane in Orlando en route to LA, my fiancĂ© beside me and our two doggy flight bags with Ruby and Barney at our feet. Just a couple of hours ago I signed … Continue reading

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