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52 Years Ago Today, March 21,1965, Andy Wall, Des Kearns, and Ken Mills Departed Pittwater, Australia on CARRONADE


Andy, Des, and Ken departed from Pittwater, near Sydney, Australia, on a passage of ultimate adventure! Little 30 foot timber, CARRONADE, would take them across the vast Pacific. Three young men who didn’t even know how to navigate but with a will, a spirit of adventure, and blue water flowing through their veins,  they headed out across the wild blue …

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April 27 – April 28, 2017 At Cruisers University during the Annapolis Spring Boat Show – Cruising Women’s Two Day Course with Pam Wall and Behan Gifford

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Cruiser’s University at the Annapolis Spring Boat Show will once again have the very successful two day all women’s class, “Cruising Women.”  Kathy Parsons and Beth Leonard have been my partners in this class in past years.  Both these wonderful cruising women are now following other dreams.  I am very happy to introduce Behan Gifford as my new partner ( …

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Steve Dashew’s FPB-78 Recently Launched and Underway from New Zealand to Fiji

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Take a look at  the interior of the FPB-78, Functional Power Boat, recently launched at Circa Marine and Industrial in Whangarei, New Zealand.  Steve Dashew has done it again; designed and built a new type of luxurious and functional power boat for high latitude cruising. These owner operated power boats are as seaworthy as you can get.  Steve, and his wife …

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September 17-18, 2016 | Newport International Boat Show Workshops

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As the old circus hawkers used to say, “Hurry hurry, hurry!!!!” My two workshops during the Newport International Boat Show will be filling up quickly.  Register soon! It will be so fantastic to have a real Workshop to be able to get so much more information for you in 3.5 hours instead of the usual rushed 1 hour seminar!  I …

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Never Miss A Sunrise – Dedicated to Sammy

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It’s a rainy day today, as I watch the third Tropical Depression of the Hurricane Season slowly heading this direction.  Please keep it away from Fort Lauderdale!! Not a good day to be outside, so I was going over a lot of paperwork, and photographs, and filing things away.   My sister, Wendy, had given me four pages of something I …

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