Tag Archives: Blue Water Sailing

Less than “Super”

It might be the rantings of a curmudgeon, but the world of journalism has decayed dramatically in recent years. (I’d have said “old curmudgeon” but that would be redundant.) Once upon a time, most people bought a newspaper without knowing … Continue reading

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Things are busy!

I have finally completed the written description of the window replacement project on Harmonie. Hopefully, the details with help someone else with the same effort! Read all about it here: Harmonie‘s new windows. We have been working with new owners … Continue reading

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Insurance–Conclusion.

Quite the frustrating ride we have with insurance. I suspect a lot of the issues come from the basic assumptions of the insurance business. It is about spreading risk between a large pool of more or less similar customers. Some … Continue reading

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Insurance Examples

A few days ago we started seriously searching for a new insurance policy because our old underwriters have quit the business. We are shopping with nine different insurance companies and been learning a lot. Reading through policy language is tedious, … Continue reading

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Keeping the engine ticking

We arrived here in Fort Lauderdale knowing we needed either a new or rebuilt transmission. That was as expected. Getting a new one was the cost effective thing to do. Of course, it’s a boat, so there is ALWAYS something … Continue reading

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Battery Economics and Marketing BS

OK, this post is for all you sailing technology nerds out there. Lithium batteries are the newest and hottest thing that every cool sailor suddenly has to have. They are being promoted by some people who really don’t know what … Continue reading

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Landed!

We’re back in Annapolis, docked at Jabin’s Yacht Yard after a delightful passage south. We made good speed, and had excellent weather. One of the trip’s highlights came south of Cape Cod, after we got into warmer water: We set … Continue reading

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