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DIY: A classic boat gets a new tiller pilot

I have hovered over the acquisition of a tiller pilot for several years, once having even manufactured a mounting point for one.  I didn’t install it.  Misgivings about its non-traditional complexion and fear of the siren-call of creeping complexity stayed my hand. Last summer convinced me that cruising alone without one is inconvenient, and possibly […]

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November 10, 2014 – San Diego Part 1

We left Oceanside on November 7th at about 6:30am and headed south on extremely smooth seas.   In 4 short hours we were at Mission Bay where we pulled in to refuel.  We are set now getting to Cabo and beyond (we won’t be visiting a fuel dock again likely until spring).  In Mission Bay […]

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Columbia magic

It was a doggone lazy day on the river. There was barely a tickle of wind, but given a sunny, 60 degree day in early November, Don thought it would be fun to launch his sailboat, Over Exposed, anyway. So … Continue reading →

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