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Of course, it's 26° in Atlanta and -7° up North, where unfortunately my Michigan brothers and sister just lost their father. (Fair winds, Salt...there won't be another like you.) So I can't shouldn't complain. I was researching flights up to Michigan. It actually looked cheaper from Tampa than Atlanta, but was still economically unfeasible. I hope everybody understands. A lot...
Gulfport Municipal Marina entrance, Gulfport, Florida
The Gulfport Marina (Gulfport Municipal Marina) in Gulfport, Florida has awesome people, reasonable prices, and perfect access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Captain Billy Shine Show
Well, we thought we were the experts on How Not To Sail here...but this guy has us beat! Tune in to Pyrate Radio on Saturdays from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. EST for the Captain Billy Shine Show. You can now get Pyrate Radio not only at PyrateRadio.com (just scroll down to the little cassette widget thingie about halfway down the homepage),...
No pool, no pets, not much cellular... Wait...
Peter Suarez with guitar aboard Duende
Where to start? Well, Peter is my next-door neighbor at the marina, and a fine fella. And although I've been privileged to meet all kind of amazing musicians through The Recording Academy and Pyrate Radio, I have to say I'm in awe of his multifariousness. Or something like that. (Actually, the best introduction to Peter Suarez is to hear him...
This is NOT a tutorial on how to work on a marine sanitation device (a.k.a. "head"), but it DOES show that it's not rocket science, and gives a quick view of how such repairs go down. And if I can do it, you can do it. (Just don't sink the boat.)
It's always a special moment for a boat owner. Here is the christening of Jacie Sails. We named her after our pup Jacie, who sadly never got to go sailing. (It took me so long to get a damn boat.) Ten miles off of St. Pete Beach, we said a few words for Jacie, as well as my Mom, who had passed...
All I can say is..."pucker factor."
This would have been very not fun in the Gulf of Mexico, but it was big fun on Lake Lanier. This is me sailing Jacie Sails (then still named Bond's Voyage) solo. Poor Daisy (R.I.P.) was peering out from between my legs. (Which makes for challenging helmsmanship with a sixty-pound dog.) There was only one other fool out on the lake...
(During which I discovered the jib furler was sticky...)
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