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Co-Captain. IT Guy. Mr. try-and-fix-it.

Racing the Cold to Lower Latitudes – Ep. 26

Welp, it’s about time we get moving south, eh? With all the boat dramas from the last few episodes now behind us, we’re finally making miles south down the Illinois River. And good thing, too, ‘cause winter is hot on our keel.

Monthly Cruising Budget: Month 5 – First Month on the River

This is the first full month on the river, and our first full month away from our home port. After putting last month's craziness behind us, we were delighted to see that we were much much closer to our long-term monthly cruising budget goal of $3,000 a month.

Bad Things Come in Threes – Ep. 25

Oh dear…This one’s for you dreamers out there who will one day become newbie boat owners, just like us. Take notes! Hopefully you won’t have to make these same mistakes. Last episode, we had issues with our centerboard, which were — surprise! — caused by yours truly.

The Mast Comes Down – Ep. 23

What lies between us and saltwater sailing? 1300 miles of rivers! Before we can get underway, we need to unstep our mast. For this leg of our journey south, we turning our sailboat into a motorboat.

Monthly Cruising Budget: Month 2 – Shakedown Sail

After spending the first month getting to know the boat, and taking a few day sails, we were ready to start picking up a few key items and a few small improvements needed for spending a few weeks away from our homeport on our shakedown sail where we sailed across Lake Michigan.

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How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Bluewater Sailboat?

Many of us feel uncomfortable talking about money. Which is probably why a lot of us are so poor at managing money and understanding finances. We want to help change that -- at least as far as it relates to sailing, and cruising.

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