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What to do with a Teak Deck Sailor…. (Sung like drunken sailor) – Teak Decks (Part 1)

From the day we bought this boat almost 2 years ago now, we have contemplated, thought, discussed, debated, researched, and waffled on what we would do about the teak decks. …

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How to replace a Perkins 4-108 starter in a Sailboat

This weeks blog is the continuation of the challenges we had last week with replacing the starter on our Perkins 4-108.  We ended up getting the wrong one when we …

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Starter Problems – Diagnosing and removing the Starter

In last weeks blog and youtube Video we talked about anchoring out with our friends at Brady Island. It was great fun, but as I think I mentioned in that …

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Brady Island Anchorage and cruising the bayous in the dinghy

We were invited by friends and marina neighbors to go out and do a little swimming just behind Brady Island. We were all going to take the boats over and …

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10 Tips from a 12 year old on Cruising with Kids

So many families that want to cruise and have kids think that it is not possible.  We hope that it is and at some point we would like to be able …

Sailing to New Orleans – Part 6

In the last blog post we had made it to the Harvey lock and into the Mississippi River after dark. The idea of going through the ICW, and even more …

Sailing Kemah to New Orleans – Part 5

Houma was a great stop, we like the Marina because it has power, water, a pump out and even a play ground right there at the city park downtown next …

Sailing Kemah to New Orleans – Part 4

We left the Morgan City dock in the morning to get in line at the next set of locks.  Deb fixed a great breakfast again with eggs, potato and cheese …

Cruising Kemah to New Orleans – Part 3

We left the Morgan City dock in the morning to get in line at the next set of locks.  We had a great sail for a little while after going …

Cruising Kemah TX to New Orleans (Part 1)

Taken by our friend as we went under the Kemah Bridge heading out We decided to take “Last Affair” off the market and sail her to our current location near …