October 3, 2017 by
    So, I see this old ugly San Juan. For some reason it was yelling! Restore me!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Granted, they are not fast boats but for some reason this one was calling my name.  I am not in a rush to do it as I am refreshing our Catamaran first.  We shall see how she develops as she will be redone with my morning coffee and evening cocktail a little bit at a time.      
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September 6, 2017 by
  We all wait entirely too long.  In the case of Irma and recent events being proactive is crucial.   Remember, you can live without food for weeks.  Water is a matter of days.   Bottled water is great but most is filtered tap water which you will have close to impact out of your sink. Fill washing machine, bathtubs (seal drain with duct tape and plastic bags), water heaters are full of water ( flush bottom drain and refill to get out calcium buildup )  the bottom drain will be where to ge...
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December 24, 2016 by
A couple years ago, living in Silicon Valley I developed an obsession with expedition vehicles. Learned everything about them and thought they were the coolest thing around….until a buddy from Sarasota stayed with me for a few days. He thought they were cool to but he was a sailor. He said yeah those are cool and all but if you want a real expedition vehicle get a sailboat. They make their own water, their own power, and can go a LOT farther. I thought it was a cool idea but wasn’t all th...
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June 27, 2016 by
Tired of soggy subway (Regatta food) sandwiches or the mystery cooler water in that bag of veggies? Freeze water saturated diapers and put them on the bottom of the food cooler (Wrap in tinfoil or plastic bag). Gives you more space than frozen water bottles and will last a long time. New ones work better than old ones:)
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June 23, 2016 by
This is a hidden gem next to the Skyway. It used to be the Sunspree. Great little marina and has two pools, hot tub, elevated tiki bar, restaurant and a deli. They are fine with people anchoring out and enjoying the faciliies as well. For events they have decent rooms that are about $100 a night for the land yachters. If you want to get a slip I suggest calling well in advance. http://www.marinacoveresort.com/
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June 4, 2016 by
You finally get the big boat you want and find a great mooring. However, the birds enjoy your boat as much as you do. I found a great little option that works well to keep away feathered crew from sitting on the rails. It takes about 10 minutes to do every time but it does save the hours of scrubbing off bird poop that has the consistency of cement. Go to your local hardware store and buy large zip ties and a spool of nylon line or monofiliment. Put the zip ties on your bow and stern rail ...
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June 3, 2016 by
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June 3, 2016 by
Secluded, serene, and perfectly located! http://www.keylimesailingclub.com/
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June 3, 2016 by
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June 3, 2016 by
Don’t let the fact that you’re on a boat keep you from developing a green thumb. Try this clever shoe-rack-turned-planter idea.
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June 3, 2016 by
  Coconut Rum Soaked Pineapple! YUM!!! Why have I not thought of this before?!?!? Is it summer yet?!?! Ingredients: 16 ounces rum ( Coconut rum ) 1 pineapple ( peeled and cored ) Directions: Cut Pineapple into bite size chunks. Place in medium bowl & Pour Coconut Rum over Pineapple. Cover & Refrigerate approx. 24 hours.
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