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Like Clockwork

It’s been fun cruising the Keys, but we’ve got unfinished business with the Bahamas. Chris Parker’s prediction has held true; tomorrow we’ll see 15-18 knots of wind coming from the southeast and 3-4 foot...

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Alternator Plans

Three nights ago, as we sat at anchor in San Domingo Creek shouting over the roar of the engine (our regular battery charging routine), Brian looked down at the instrument gauges and noticed that both the alternator (converts...

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Painfully Adorable St. Michaels, MD

We’ve been running our engine several hours per day in order to charge the ancient, decrepit batteries that power our boat’s systems, lights, and portable electronics. This  routine of horrible noise and vibration has been the...

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The Push to Annapolis

After three long days of motor-sailing, we were knackered by the time we dropped anchor in the Annapolis Boat Basin. Our final leg, most of which was in the Chesapeake Bay, would have been lovely under sail, but the wind was...

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Sailing NYC to Atlantic City

As we headed out of New York Harbor before dawn, looking back at the lights of the buildings made it too difficult to focus our eyes on the course ahead. We were so fixated on dodged tankers and floating debris in the darkness...

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Day 3: Atlantic City to New York City

With our sights set on Sandy Hook, NJ, we woke at the luxuriously late hour of 6AM. We moved a little slower, knowing that we had less distance to cover in great conditions. We made quick work of getting the boat ready to vacate...

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Day 2: Delaware Bay to Atlantic City

4:30AM. I woke up in the same clothes I’d worn the day before, minus my waterproof shell layer. With temps like these, I’d be wearing this ensemble of fleece-lined running tights, hoodie, fisherman’s sweater, wool socks, hat,...

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