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Bob Smith’s Diesel Workshop

Bob Smith’s Diesel Workshop

You know how sometimes when you’re learning you have a breakthrough and suddenly something that was once black magic comes into crystal clear focus and is no longer this mysterious monster that you thought you’d never understand? That happened to me this week. My boat...
Bringing L’Attitude Home

Bringing L’Attitude Home

Before leaving Sarasota to begin with Christmas festivities, I recorded a quick video tour of the new boat. Be aware that the camera glosses over a lot of the cosmetic imperfections, so if/when you see it in person, please don’t expect it to be perfect. I mean,...
Meet Sam the bird

Meet Sam the bird

Looking back at the logbook for our 3 day sailing trip last week, there’s an entry at 0651 on Day 2 that simply says “Bird!”. We were somewhere south of Apalachicola and hadn’t seen land for around 18 hours, so having a bird land on the boat in...

Boat Practice

Something I’ve yet to master is steering my boat in reverse. I could blame it on the modified full keel or the undersized rudder, but I’m pretty sure it’s just because I haven’t spent enough time practicing yet. When I say I haven’t “mastered” it, I actually mean that...