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Editors Note: Since many of you reading this are not familiar with boats and marine terminology (it’s okay; I’m still learning myself), I’ve added some parenthetic explanations where I think they might be helpful.

I just read an article in the July 2010 (yes, 2010 – that’s not a typo) issue of Sailing magazine about “Steering by Compass.” The tips it offers about how to steer a boat “…along one of the 360 degrees…marked on the compass” seem analogous to life and, for us, how we found our boat: (more…)

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1982 Hans Christian 33t

As of July 14, 2011, my husband and I are the proud owners of Sundown, a 1982 Hans Christian 33t. She’s a traditional sailing vessel who’s been only day sailed and used lightly, but slightly neglected for several years.

The systems need updating and Sundown needs to be equipped for the blue-water sailing for which she was designed and how we intend to use her. (more…)

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