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Driving East in the Westbound Lane

Posted by Marlene Anne Sassaman on April 24, 2014 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Only in the Dominican Republic have I experienced the challenge of driving in an easterly direction on the shoulder of the west bound lane. This occurs where Highway #5 from Semana merges with Hwy #3 to Punta Cana. …

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A sweet day with my daughter.

Posted by John V. G. Mayton on April 10, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

 

I awoke at 0600 and after making the needed head call I returned to my bunk to check out the weather on my Kindle, read the USA Today news, and listen to Pandora’s comedy channel for a bit. Tim, my friend from the marina, had invited me to ...join him to get breakfast so I got…
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Bliss it is....

Posted by Marlene Anne Sassaman on April 15, 2013 at 11:48am 3 Comments

January 11, 2013 seems like eons ago. The frenetic pace that moved me from a comfortably numb existence to living the dream is overwhelming. Where have I been these past three months, where am I now, and where am I going are the questions I am learning to answer in the present tense. Following the philosophy of Eckhart Toll in his books about the "Power of Now" it is clear that doing so empowers one to enjoy the roses along life's twists and turns.

Weaving philosophy throughout my…

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battered but still in the game

Posted by John V. G. Mayton on May 13, 2013 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Before heading off to work on Friday I packed my stuff for a weekend on the boat and stowed it in the car; gym bag, toiletries and laptop.  At 5:30 I check out of the office and headed east towards New Bern, stopping briefly to fuel up at Sam’s Club.  Arriving at the dock it was still light out as I loaded my gear in a dock cart and proceeded to the boat.  Climbing aboard I settled in after a quick check of the bilges and other routine tasks such as opening the thru hull valves for the…

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oil slicks and things that go stink in the night....

Posted by zeehag on May 27, 2013 at 5:00am 8 Comments

there i sa bit of my engine that has been missing for over 2000 miles--and i donot remember ever seeing it in place.  isnt something one would look for--is the  plug or cap to the  hole which is used to  adjust the engine.  could be for timing adjustments--i never had to have timing adjusted so i didnt think about the problem being something so simple.

  this is a small  plug or cap that covers a   little adjustment port on the…

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Sailing to the Dry Tortugas

Started by Manolo in SeaKnots Forums May 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Seeking information regarding sailing routes from West Palm to the Dry Tortugas; planning a june/july sail on a 27ft sail boat.Continue

Cruisers in Annapolis area

Started by Kirsten Conrad in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Dave Skolnick Dec 22, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi all, I am interested in meeting up to crew on daytrips or short 2-3 day sails. Experience is with warm water sailing, but would like to make new friends and meet people in the area. KirstenContinue

Perkins M20 Manifold

Started by Manolo in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Gary B Oct 25, 2013. 2 Replies

Would anyone know where I can find a used Perkins M20 engine manifild?Continue

Beneteau taking on water

Started by Julian Lakin in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Joe Goodrow Jun 8, 2013. 2 Replies

We have a 2004 Beneteau 331 which takes in water into the forepeaks only when taking water over the bows. Normally bone dry (even in heavy rain), she absorbed 7 buckets full in a recent crossing from…Continue

bosun chair vs harness

Started by Jose-Maria Castro in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Catboatchuck May 1. 4 Replies

Hi, I am looking for the best alternative to climb the sail mast. My final list puts ATN mastclimber and the Brion Toss harness. I see the ATN practical in that one could auto ascend. On the other…Continue

Most Marketable?

Started by Derek McCrea in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Janice Postlewait Nov 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Most marketable medium????I have reached a roadblock with my goals as an artist. My main medium for many years has been watercolors. I have created hundreds of detailed watercolors in the right sets,…Continue

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