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Choosing our Trampoline

One of the things that was quickly apparent to us when we were checking out the Helia at the Annapolis boat show was that the factory trampoline was not going to be suitable for us.  The trampoline was essentially a large, open net and quite “stretchy”, for lack...
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Headsails: Gennakers, Screechers and Reachers… Oh My!

Figuring out what kind of sails your boat needs is not always a straight-forward and simple question.  All sailboats need sails, right?  But each sailboat may have a different set of needs.  Most cruising boats come standard with a small headsail and a mainsail....
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Helia 44 Interior Nav

Choosing our Electronics

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a nerd.  I like technology and while I’m not the most technologically advanced person in my family (here’s looking at you o’ brother of mine…) I think I come in at a solid second place.  Therefore, the...
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Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew

I just finished The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew, by Lin and Larry Pardey This book is definitely famous among the sailing crew, and I was itching for a read about the domestic topics of boat life. Topics I Skipped Parts of the book were tough and I skipped right through them...
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Tips for Annapolis Sailboat Show

When looking for a boat show to attend in the US, there’s no better show to go to than the Annapolis Boat Show’s Sailboat Show.  Here’s why and our experiences attending the show. Table of Contents - Click to Jump What is the Annapolis Boat Show?Catamaran...
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Choosing a Boat: How to Find Your Ideal Sailing Catamaran

When starting an adventure like this, the hardest decision is what boat to choose.  I spent countless hours in the years before we bought Starry Horizons scouring all corners of the internet, looking at manufacturer’s websites, reading boat reviews, lurking on forums...
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The Beginning

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover. That quote...
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