A Blue Water Sailor Goes Brown

After life on the open sea, the confines of cruising the Intracoastal Waterway in a 29-foot sharpie present unexpected challenges  (published July 2013) As the sea buoy dips under the horizon and the last of the buildings shrink to nothing, we allow ourselves to relax. With the occasional ship and

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No Small Feat

Crossing the Gulf Stream in a pocket cruiser  (published July 2012) Scrambling out of the V-berth, I studied the NEXRAD radar images on the chartplotter. I had slept through the 0400 alarm, but the extra couple of hours may have brought us a better weather picture. Yesterday’s angry skies between

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From Meek to Mighty

The awesome adventures of the Linda  O (published July 2012) The lunchtime office escapee had been enjoying a beautiful fall day at the Wahoo Cut Public Boat Ramp in Charleston, SC when he came upon two unlikely characters launching a very different looking boat. “So, you’re going to the Turks

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