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July 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Always a great day for a sail??

Yesterday, the winds were blowing 11-15 but, what seemed different was the temperature of the wind was 90+ deg and you just couldn't cool off. That's when the new "mister" installed on the aft deck became a lifesaver. I had been fighting putting one in for years because I didn't think it was nautical enought, but hidden away under the cockpit storage area, it worked out great. I guess as we get older we start making some better decisions and but the way we keep the crew happy in the…

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Added by Kurt on July 10, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Unleash the writer in you

Sailing has taken me many places and now I'm publishing sea stories (my own and others) through Shipyard Press, a publishing company I started in 2005. Shipyard is a publishing company for this new electronic age. I print books on demand, there is no upfront cost from authors and nobody is telling you what or how to write, it just has to be good, readable, page turner material. Illustrations and photos are OK and the books can be in full color or B&W. Covers, front and back are always…

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Added by Conrad Brown on July 9, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Ay, the good life

It has been said if you make enough money to require a payment to Uncle Sam, then you are in good shape. Put the good with enough and you have the name of the boat I just purchased:  Good Enough. Yipe, I am the proud owner of a Marples 35 wood/epoxy constant camber tri..... After a successful sail home from the Rio Dulce, she'll be renamed SPRAY (same as my Corsair was named).…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on July 3, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

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