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California vs. Florida

The purchase of Harmonie falls into a strange world as far as the collection of sales tax goes.  She was purchased in Florida. If you buy a boat in Florida, are not a Florida resident, and take the boat out of state for … Continue reading

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How Do You Steer?

I doubt is is possible for a shorthanded crew to hand steer a yacht 24 hours a day, for 2 weeks. Even if possible, it is certainly not my idea of fun. Fortunately, we have three ways to steer our … Continue reading

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My Worry Now Has a Name….

The storm forecast I was worried about is now known as Hurricane Jimena.  The forecast hasn’t changed, it is supposed to become a major storm in the next few days.  So I am feeling quite smart about my decision to … Continue reading

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Dodge ’em…

What good is a weather forecast more than a week out?  Not much…  but that is a bit different than worth nothing at all. The National Weather Service computer models run out for 14 days.  Anything past 5 days is … Continue reading

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SF -> Santa Cruz -> Monterey

A beautiful sail down the coast.  Winds from behind almost all the way, and except for a short calm coming into Santa Cruz, between 8 and 20 knots the whole time. The Breakwater Cove marina in Monterey is a great … Continue reading

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Like a Squirrel Crossing the Freeway

Almost like they didn’t want us to leave… San Francisco is a busy port, not busy like New York, or Los Angeles, but busy.  Despite that, you can sail most of a day in San Francisco Bay and not see … Continue reading

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The Adventure Begins…

In line with the old proverb that the longest journey begins with a single step, we have taken our first step across the bay from Richmond, to Clipper Cove at the base of the new span of the Bay Bridge.  … Continue reading

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