10 Year Plan: Annapolis Boat Show 2015

Posted on Tue 13 October 2015 in Sailing • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sailing, Boat Show

What a great way to spend a few days of vacation! Annapolis in October is beautiful, and the boat show is amazing.

I learned a lot, and will plan to go again in the future. Someday, I'll get to attend on my own boat.

Here are all the pictures I …


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10 Year Plan: Annapolis Boat Show Day 1

Posted on Fri 09 October 2015 in Sailing • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sailing, Boat Show

I'm using my vacation time this year to check out the Annapolis Boat Show. I drove up yesterday, 10/8/15, and hit the show early this morning.

To be honest, I was almost as excited for the long drive as I was for the boat show. I love long …


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Living the Life: Curtis Westsail

Posted on Sat 22 August 2015 in Sailing

I ran across the Curtis Westsail channel on youtube a few months ago, and quickly felt I'd found a kindred spirit. Writing at Live Aboard Boats, and posting videos on his youtube channel, Captain Curt has been sharing his adventure as he struggles to free himself from the normal cycle …


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"Beyond the West Horizon" by Eric and Susan Hiscock

Posted on Sat 25 July 2015 in Sailing

I ran across the film by Eric and Susan Hiscock narrating their three plus year circumnavigation in the early '50's.

The film has great historic images and events. Around the 20 minute mark, they visit the Panama Canal, and it's a fascinating look at cargo and trade transport now more …


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Clutter and The Ten Year Plan

Posted on Mon 02 February 2015 in Sailing • Tagged with Ten Year Plan

I have a lot of stuff. Not nearly as much as some, but still plenty. I'm not a hoarder, so don't expect to see me on any reality TV shows anytime soon. During my last move, I took the opportunity to slim down how much stuff I cart around, and …


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Sea Quest

Posted on Wed 21 January 2015 in Sailing

"There comes a time when a man would have to be a complete fool not to realize that his fate hangs on a particle of time."

~ Charles Borden, Sea Quest


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Quick Python Script to Get Bulletins

Posted on Fri 16 January 2015 in Sailing

The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) puts out a great monthly bulletin that's a must read for anyone planning or dreaming about the cruising life. Based on a recommendation from Jim Trefethen's book, "The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide For The Would-Be Voyager", I signed up for a membership and …


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