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Have you used an ATN Gale Sail?

By Mike Jastrzebski I’m directing this post to all of our readers who are sailors. Have any of you used an ATN Gale Sail? I know the arguments against the sail, and I know the advantages of installing a removable … Continue reading

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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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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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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…

By Mike Jastrzebski …a rocket. The other night Mary and I gathered on the dock with half-a-dozen other liveaboards to watch the launch of the latest rocket from Cape Canaveral. In the past two years while we’ve been coming to … 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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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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