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One Last Sunrise


Sunrise at the marina
Ridge, Maryland (April 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

By the time you read this, we will be underway — moving our Pearson 303 down to Deltaville, Virginia.  After six wonderful years with Shearwater, it’s time for someone else to enjoy her; so once we get her moved, she’s going on the market. Continue Reading →

She’s Ours

Our Shearwater at rest -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Our Shearwater at rest — Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Memorial Day

Old Glory -- Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Old Glory — Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

A New Day

Shearwater -- Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Shearwater — Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Back Into The Wet

Shearwater being relaunched -- Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Shearwater being relaunched — Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Bottom work is completed


We finally have the bottom completed on our sailboat — the project-from-hell that’s now in its 13th month. Continue Reading →

Gel Coat is going on


My never-ending project this year.

All of the paint has now been laboriously removed, the bottom thoroughly washed, cleaned where needed with denatured alcohol, and the first round of gel coat repairs has been completed.  We were hoping to get a second coat of gel coat on the repairs yesterday, but a real gully washer came through and put an end to our efforts.

Note: these pix were taken before we began to apply the gel coat repairs.

Sisyphean project


This has been my never-ending-project-from-hell; what was started back in early November *still* isn’t fully completed.  I initially figured that completely stripping the bottom paint off Shearwater and redoing it from scratch would be a one or two month-long series-of-weekends process.  But life intervened — family, work, medical, and otherwise — all conspired to push the finish point further and further to the right, and it has turned into one of the longest projects I’ve ever dealt with.  And I’d still be way behind schedule if it hadn’t been for some serious help from my friend Sean.  Many thanks, buddy! Continue Reading →

Getting there


The bottom work is progressing, though I have to say it’s a lot of back breaking effort.  The starboard side is mostly done except for sanding and the port side is close to 50 percent scraped.  Many thanks to my friend, Sean, for the assistance on Saturday!

Photo Tips for Watery Bloggers


Okay, Tillerman… you asked for it, you got it.

Want to take snaps?  Any old thing will do.  Doesn’t matter what the gear is (it can even be multi-thousand dollar top-of-the-line kit); just blindly point-and-shoot, and hope the pic you wanted was captured.  Or — and this is my fave — get into dimmer conditions and hope the itty-bitty built-in camera flash will make snap magic, like the folks in the nose-bleed section of the stadium stands at night, like all the folks in this image here. Continue Reading →