Monthly Archives: December 2012

How To Stretch A Tramp (Search Engines Are A Wonderful Thing!)…

I thought I’d end my 2012 blogosity by reposting a teeny little post from way back in February 2011, that, somehow, became the most hit-on post I’ve ever had on this blog!  All I can figure is that a bunch … Continue reading

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Ready Oar Not…

One of the things I’ll have to do differently this year on the Everglades Challenge is row.  With Clarity, we paddled, one on each ama, but Discovery, being a monohull, with oarlocks, will be rowed.  She looks to row fairly … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas To All…!


One Of Sailing’s Great Innovators Crosses The Bar…

Jan Clover Gougeon, of Bay City, Michigan, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan at age 67. 1n 1969, Jan founded Gougeon Brothers, Inc. with his brothers Meade and Joel. The company began building boats and iceboats, and … Continue reading

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Checkpoint 1 Has Been Relocated!

About 48 hours ago, Chief posted the following on the WaterTribe forums: We will not be using Grande Tours for CP1 this year. Starting with EC2013 CP1 will be at Cape Haze Marina ( ) along with Hooked On … Continue reading

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Just A Quickie…

It looks like I’ll be able to use the reacher we had donated to the Hope 4 Aidric charity by Banks Sails of Tampa on the Puffer… all it’ll take is a halyard, sheets, custom bowsprit, and some guts!  So … Continue reading

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Bailing, Bailing, O’er The Gulf So Blue…

Yikes… so, so sorry about the rhyme! I’ve just ordered an Andersen (Elvstrom) Mini bailer from Defender Industries and will be replacing the stock Sunfish bailer with it. I was worried about both the drag and vulnerability of the external … Continue reading

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