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Hurricane Damage at Spring Creek Florida
Hurricane Damage at Spring Creek Florida

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Hurricane Damage at Spring Creek Florida      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 13, 2005 )

Hurricane Damage at Panacea Florida
Hurricane Damage at Panacea Florida

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Hurricane Damage at Panacea Florida      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 13, 2005 )

Cedar key messabout 2005
These pictures are from the 2005 cedar key florida messabout. Send me an email if you want a full sized version of any of these images.

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cedar key messabout 2005      Submitted by Noel Tue May 10, 2005 )

A tent for a Sea Pearl
These images show a cockpit platform and tent I rigged up to sleep aboard my Sea Pearl 21 with a centerboard. I cut a big hole in the floor of the tent to avoid drowning if the tent were to be knocked overboard.

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A tent for a Sea Pearl      Submitted by Noel Tue May 10, 2005 )

"The rig type is, indeed, one that has been around for many years, and one which was greatly favored by the watermen of the East Coast before the age of power. The rig fell out of favor not because it was inefficient, but because working sailboats became obsolete, and the recreational sailboats which have been built since, are influenced not by the need for efficiency and speed, but by an artificial rating rule. Such rules, made to "equalize" boats on a race course, often penalized the very things which made a boat fast. So designers of "modern" boats designed boats that could get the greatest benefit from the lowest rating - and not necessarily the best, fastest boat they could have designed. When ratings were not an issue, the cat ketch has been a rig favored for it's gentle ways. Several designers in recent decades have utilized this rig to great advantage on some contemporary, even avant garde designs. In head to head competition, cat ketches have performed well. Our boats have an admirable racing record, although they were never designed as racers."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: WHY A CAT KETCH?      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 8, 2005 )

Cape St. George Island Florida
I hope you enjoy some pictures of a trip we took in the fall to Cape St. George aka little St. George island Florida in our Sea Pearl.

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cape St. George Island Florida      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 1, 2005 )

Adventures of "Blue Mist"
"In September 2000 Wayfarer friends Abbey Gura from New York, Allan Parry from Manchester, England and I spent two weeks sailing the coast of Maine.  The weather was outstanding and the wind plentiful.  Allan's account of our cruise along with some of my photos were published in the Fall 2000 issue of the Skimmer.  We sailed 'downeast' from Round Pond on Muscongus Bay to Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island, down-wind all the way.  From there we went a bit further to the head of Somes Sound, Maine's majestic fjord, before returning.  As the crow flies this is a total distance of about 160 nautical miles."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Adventures of "Blue Mist"      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 1, 2005 )

Water Gypsies
"Wherever we went in our cruising dinghy, the islanders welcomed us because we were unobtrusive, inoffensive and in scale with the tiny bays and miniature harbours of the Gulf Islands. People were often amazed that we had travelled so far "in that!", as they put it and generously offered us fresh garden produce, a cup of tea, or a ride to town. They couldn't believe that all we needed was a bit of canvas for cover, a pair of sleeping bags on the floorboards, some food and we could go anywhere the $70,000 yachts could go and many places they couldn't. We enjoyed a lot of exciting sailing getting there as well."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Water Gypsies      Submitted by Noel Mon Nov 8, 2004 )

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