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Sensible Small Boat Cruising

A group to discuss cruising in small boats. (25-36 feet). That's not set in stone, but I'm partial to that kind of cruising.

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Chesapeake Bay Sailing Destinations

Started by Bill Creadon. Last reply by Captain Ron Jan 5, 2011. 2 Replies

WINTER/SUMMER NORTH/SOUTH BOAT SWAP

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Swinging Instrument Holder for Companionway

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Comment by Richard on February 13, 2011 at 8:10pm

My BOOK, DESPAIR! a fictionalized account of the ill-fated fourth voyage of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea (Christopher Columbus) is now available to download to your Kindle at:

http://www.amazon.com/Despair-ebook/dp/B004LLIXT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF...

If you don't have a Kindle you can still get it by signing up for a free account at Smashwords.com

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39473

There it is available in various formats including Plain Text, PDF,

It's a bargain at only $2.99 and if you go to Smashwords you can read the first 50% for FREE.

 

Comment by Richard on January 19, 2011 at 12:36pm

Mid-Life: What's up now isn't a BOOK but I'm working on that. Have a first draft completed and am in the re-write and editing mode with it now. What IS available on Smashwords is a STORY about my cruise to Isla. Hope you have better luck.

 

Haven't been back to Louisiana since I left in '86 and doubt I ever will. I read that much of the city of New Orleans and St. Bernard where I lived on my shanty boat for two years are STILL a wreck. I LOVED it there and I'm sure it would break my heart to see it as it is now. Besides, I'm living in Panama right now and having too good a time to leave.

Comment by Mid-Life Cruising! on January 19, 2011 at 10:37am
Congratulations on your book!  We're going to read it, as we plan on leaving our home in Louisiana, heading to the Bahamas, and then to Isla Mujeres from the Keys.  Looking forward to reading it.  Thanks!
Comment by Richard on January 18, 2011 at 6:09pm
It's been a long time since I checked into this group that I started a couple of years ago. I can't believe over 100 people have joined. Well, actually I can because there are more of us with small boats than with large ones and using your head you can pretty much go anywhere you want in a small boat and cruising doesn't have to be around the world. It can be taking a long weekend and tucking yourself into a little cove somewhere you've never been before.

One of the reasons I haven't been on for so long is I moved and am living in the mountains of western Panama. But that's okay. I've been working on a book that has been festering in my mind for years and recently completed the first draft.

Having put nearly 69 years under my keel at this point I don't have the time to go through all the rigamaroll of traditional publishing so I'm going to do it digitally. In order to get a little practice in on formatting for that medium I recently polished up a story I've been playing around with for years and published it here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/37782. It's about my single-handed journey from Key West to Isla Mujeres. If you go to that Smashwords link you can read the first 20% of the story for free, and if you like it you can get the whole thing for a buck.

If you're not so inclined keep on cruising.
Comment by Lorraine Dolsen on August 9, 2010 at 7:19am
We plan to leave Sept 4. I'm still working and have to work Sept 1 to give my daughter 1 more month of health insurance. We plan to take 2-3 weeks on the Erie Canal then get to Norfolk, VA as quick as we can.
Comment by Lorraine Dolsen on August 7, 2010 at 9:28pm
Dances With Sails - hope that your house sells fast than mine - though ours wasn't bad - a little over a year. If your lucky, maybe we'll both be cruising this winter. Feel free to check out my blog changesgoingsouth.blogspot.com I've been chronicling getting ready and planning to talk about our trip once we get underway.
Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on August 6, 2010 at 12:38am
heya 'changes', im thrilled for yall. i too moved aboard 2 months ago, puttin house on market in march this year. just hangin close till house sells, readyin th boat and startin a lil j.o.b. to build th kitty before i head off to who knows where. glad to hear yalls progress. do keep us posted.
Comment by Lorraine Dolsen on August 5, 2010 at 10:18pm
Hi, My husband and I own a 1979 C&C 34 "Changes". We have sold my house and have been living on Changes for the past 2+ months. We are scheduled to leave to go to the Bahamas via the Erie Canal, Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean to Norfolk, VA and the ICW for who know how far. We're working on picking up my 20 year old daughter somewhere close to West Palm Beach FL, and she'll travel with us during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday break to return to college late December or early Jan 2011. Anyone else do this before? This is our first time.
Comment by Captain Ron on July 23, 2010 at 12:27am
Joy Jib with Delmar butte in the background
Comment by Captain Ron on July 23, 2010 at 12:20am
Delmar butte, Temple Bar bay, Lake Mead NV
 

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