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Capitola

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We left Santa Cruz for Capitola in the early afternoon on Wednesday, September 10. We set our headsail alone, without the mainsail deployed, just to see how it went. With 15 knots of wind, we were sailing 4.5 knots on … Continue reading

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May 6, 2013: CPM Tag Prep Charter

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Even though my own CPM Tag trip was ill-fated, not all was lost.  Realizing their own share of the responsibility for the ordeal, Club Nautique agreed to allow Rick and I to test for our CPM Tag in the same … Continue reading

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May 3-5, 2013 Retirement Celebration Petaluma Trip

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I AM RETIRED!  WOOPIE! My last day of work was April 30.  I received a 2 year incentive to retire early, which gave me about 5.4% more of my highest salary each year for the rest of my life!  That … Continue reading

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The Cruising Outfitting Has Begun!

Watching our friends Nancy and Rob take off in Shindig for their world cruising adventure last weekend inspired us to get moving on getting Cool Change ready! So, October 1st or not, we have started buying for our long term … Continue reading

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Coastal Passage Making Class, March 9-11, 2012

Even though we weren’t on Cool Change, I thought I would post our Club Nautique Coastal Passage Making trips here because they are always quite the adventure.  Rick and I went out on the 2006, 41-foot Hunter “Anne’s Turn” with three other classmates and … Continue reading

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January 14th thru 16th, 2012

Thank you, Martin Luther King Jr.!  Monday was a day off for Cindy!  We arrived on Cool Change on Friday night.  On Saturday, Cindy drove to Alameda for a big-boat motoring clinic, and Rick stayed on Cool Change to perform … Continue reading

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New Year’s 2011 in San Francisco

On Friday, December 30, 2011, we sailed over from Sausalito to San Francisco to take a berth at South Beach Harbor for two nights.  The going was a little iffy at first – every time we started to cross into … Continue reading

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Hello world! Welcome to our blog.

This is the blog that will chronicle our adventures as we undertake a labor of love to make our Pacific Seacraft 31 “Cruise Ready.”  When at last she is complete, and we have managed to cut our ties to the working world, … Continue reading

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