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s/v Elusive

When you live in a land-locked state, it’s a great opportunity to have all your expenses paid to captain a sailing vessel. I had that very opportunity when a friend asked me to move a 1978 Morgan Out Island 41 from Islamorada in the Florida Keys, to New York City last June.

My friend, Larry, and his son, Sean, had purchased the above vessel in Florida and arranged with a local marine electrical engineer, Tim, to be our mechanic and get the vessel ship shape for the passage. I volunteered my son, Kyle, to come along as an able hand and we set a departure date. (more…)

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Boats and bikes – two modes of transportation and recreation which are prominent in our family.

My husband and oldest son are out at sea or in the Intercoastal Waterway…depending on weather conditions. One of my husband’s friends bought a boat in the Florida Keys and asked for help moving it to New York City. Timing worked out so he and our oldest son could captain and crew the boat. It’s been an adventure, to say the least. They’ve had many thrills and chills along the way. Here’s a video of one of the thrills: (more…)

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