Cruising

It’s been said that “old sailors never die, they just get a little dinghy.” 


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With Gedney Island abeam, my brother, Aaron, and I quietly doused the main and furled the jib to watch a lone gray whale feed in the shallows. The whale shattered the glassy water when it emerged to clear its blowhole.


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Learn to Read the Water

by Connie McBride, Posted September 30, 2013

Reading the water is an important skill you should practice often to ensure there’s always water under your keel


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It was a beautiful afternoon for sailing out on the Chesapeake, and our non-sailing friends seemed delighted to be taking an active part.


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Protecting Wires on Deck

by Connie McBride, Posted September 20, 2013

We have an extra solar panel we keep unmounted on deck so we can move it where the sun is brightest. This leaves us with two loose wires running across the deck that are easy to trip over. My husband, Dave, found this unacceptable and decided to sheath the wires with an old piece of doublebraid rope.


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