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This about sums it up. We are experiencing surreal flooding here. I checked on Sundown earlier this morning to make sure she’s still securely resting on her jackstands and she is. I’ve battened down the hatches here at home and will keep watch throughout the weekend as the forecast is calling for continued rain.

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Paul Coelho quote

Last night we had dinner with two couples who live in Fort Collins, Colorado. While that’s not extraordinary in and of itself given we live in Fort Collins, too, it is VERY extraordinary when you consider that all of us plan to move aboard boats in the near future and set sail to parts unknown. (more…)

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Sailboats often are associated with a life of ease, rest and relaxation, and tasty umbrella drinks, right? Wrong! I’m not finding that to be the case, yet. What I have found is sailboats require making some sacrifices. (more…)

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As a “seasoned” boat buyer, I can formulate a plan of attack to find acceptable boats, get them inspected, offer advice to sellers and even get a sailing trip out of the deal with an efficiency that may border on illegal. (If you think I’m kidding, read on!) (more…)

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Snakes - a danger of boating?

If you haven’t read our blogs from the beginning, then you probably don’t know our beautiful, new-to-us 1982 Hans Christian 33t, Sundown, was hauled from the Great Lake Superior to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she’s up on jack stands in the middle of a prairie dog field. (more…)

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Sundown arrived in Fort Collins, at about 6:15pm, 7/26/11, on a Brownell trailer hauled by Great Lakes Marine Service and Boat Transport out of Grafton, Wisconsin. Thanks to Jim Burt, the experienced driver and owner of Great Lakes, she arrived safe and sound.

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