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SOLD — 1986 Pearson 303

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Shearwater in her slip
Ridge, Maryland (April 2017)
Sony a6300 + Sony 10-18mm/4.0 ASPH

Our 1986 Pearson 303 sailboat, Shearwater, is officially up for sale has now been sold, and can be viewed in person down at Norton Yachts in Deltaville, Virginia — the same place where we originally purchased her back in 2011.  If you’re interested, please contact the broker, Mike Lynch , toll-free at (888) 720-4306.

Shearwater is a very comfortable sailboat for two adults, though she can sleep at least five adults in berths — or as many as seven people if they’re real comfortable with one another or small/thin in stature.  She has a new air conditioning / heating unit mounted under the forward v-berth, which works beautifully during both the summer and winter months (it operates very much like a heat pump).  The propane range is efficient and can cook full-sized meals, which we have enjoyed many times.  The Air Head composting toilet does not require a holding tank and is completely odor free (we used it for five years in the Chesapeake Bay area and never had any issues with it).  The inboard 16 hp Yanmar diesel is super clean and has always worked flawlessly for us.  She also has a level of craftsmanship and extensive teak woodwork that is rarely seen on new boats today, and looks excellent for a small vessel that was built over three decades ago.

You can read all of our adventures with her here. Continue Reading →

One Last Sunrise

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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 →

Classic Sailing Yacht Elf

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The oldest surviving racing yacht in the country -- Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

The oldest surviving racing yacht in the country
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Proper Boat Shoes

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Those heels look lethal to fiberglass decks -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZMEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Those heels look lethal to fiberglass decks
Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Classic Lines

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Ensign at the stern -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Ensign at the stern
Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Sailing the High Trees II

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Been on the hard for too long -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZMIlford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Been on the hard for too long — Ridge, Maryland (August 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

No Love for the Auld Mug?

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The America's Cup -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

The America’s Cup — Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

I have to admit; this is about as bad as it gets for a venue to see the fabled America’s Cup… just protected by a crappy rented tent on an asphalt parking lot, cars being promoted by the sponsor in the background, with junk piled up in another corner behind it.

When I was a kid, I remember reading about 30-minute lines to see this revered prize — if you were able to see it at all, as it was usually kept under lock and key at the New York Yacht Club, with zero access by the public for many decades.  But now?  No lines.  No respect.  No love.

I hate this picture.

Daybreak in Tones

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Sunrise at the marina -- Ridge, Maryland (March 2012)iPhone 4S + 35/2.4

Sunrise at the marina — Ridge, Maryland (March 2012)
iPhone 4S + 35/2.4

On the Hook

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Schooner Kaiulani at anchor -- St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Leica M-A + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Schooner Kaiulani at anchor — St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Leica M-A + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Sunny Haze

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The yacht club before the fire -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

The yacht club before the fire — Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3