April 2004

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april 2 2004 : acklins island, crooked island district, bahamas We got in yesterday around noon after 29 hours of mainly motoring with a tiny bit of motorsailing mixed in. In fact, after I slept for a couple hours in the middle of the night I came out to find … Read More

March 2004

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march 1 2004 : george town, great exuma island, bahamas Well after our second night anchored next to town we had enough. The wind was still blowing 25 knots and we had some huge waves rolling through all night long. We managed 3 or 4 hours of sleep and then … Read More

February 2004

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february 2 2004 : en route to staniel cay, bahamas Well Ali says no go on not buying her a gift. It was worth a shot. We left the Exumas Park yesterday morning and once again motored into 20 knot headwinds for 8 miles. We pulled into a nice little … Read More

January 2004

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january 3 2004 : royal island, bahamas Happy New Year! I hope everyone is still going strong on those new year’s resolutions. I didn’t make any this year, but my resolution last year was to make sure that we actually made this trip a reality in 2003. I guess I … Read More

December 2003

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december 2 2003 : bimini, bahamas It’s hard to believe we are in to December. It is amazing what a difference a year makes. Last year we would have been getting ready to have Ali’s parents, older sister (Toni) and our niece (Lea) and nephew (Curtis) down to visit us … Read More

November 2003

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november 3 2003 : fort lauderdale, florida, usa Going back a few days, we installed a new throttle. It’s a really nice stainless steel one that works much smoother than the old outboard throttle assembly they had on here. The install went well and we tested it out quickly by … Read More

Intro & The Start

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a quick intro : It was November of 2002 and Ali and I were sitting at Lou Malnati’s, our favorite pizza place in Chicago. It’s also a bar, and as we sat there later and later into the night we started to talk about our future. We had moved to … Read More