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A New Captain at the Helm of The Sunset Bandit

A New Captain at the Helm of The Sunset Bandit

This past weekend my brother decided it was time to test out his 3 year old son’s sea legs. So, over Labor Day Weekend we loaded up the boat, crossed our fingers, and headed out into the harbor. The little guy (Kayden) was fantastic out there. Every time we hit a bump he’d smile, laugh,...

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Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene turned out to be a non-event for most of us here in Boston. But, that didn’t mean I wasn’t worried. On the Friday before the storm was about to hit I left work early with the full intention of pulling out the boat. When I arrived at Admiral’s Hill Marina I immediately realized...

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From the Sea to the Kitchen

From the Sea to the Kitchen

This past June I received one of the coolest birthday gifts ever. Inside a simple envelope was a invitation to a fishing/cooking class. As someone who has been struggling to catch fish and enjoys cooking I couldn’t have been more excited. The class, hosted by the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE), was part of...

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Memorial Weekend 2011

Memorial Weekend 2011

Friday, May 27th marked the 2nd launching of the Sunset Bandit in 2011. Soon after the boat was in, it was pointed in the familiar direction of the Barking Crab. The ride, like always, is breathtaking through the harbor. The Crab on the other hand was dreadful. I had never been there during a live...

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Slow Going in 2011

Slow Going in 2011

The 2011 season of the Sunset Bandit has been a very trying one. The season started a bit dodgy (broken convertible top pole), but with the help of several people (Joshua, my father, Caroline, James, McLlelan Brothers of Everett, and Marine Canvas of Winthrop) things started to look up. The list of  new and improved...

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Wellcraft Ads

Wellcraft Ads

I came across these ads the other day and it immediately had me longing to be on the boat. (Which…is out of the water as we speak).

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Almost makes me wish I had a Johnson Outboard

Almost makes me wish I had a Johnson Outboard

This one ranks pretty high on the unintentional comedy scale.

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Remembering Better Days

Remembering Better Days

With a weekend full of fishing with my brother and old roommate visiting from DC, I thought I needed to remind myself that….YES, fish do like me.

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A Wet and Bumpy Ride

A Wet and Bumpy Ride

Yesterday I had resigned myself to a day of football on the couch. It was a crummy and cold outside…and the couch was oh so comfortable. But, when my sidekick Tubbs walked in and asked about heading out on the boat I quickly changed my plans for the day. We loaded up the Sunset Bandit...

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Captain Segull Fishing Charts

Captain Segull Fishing Charts

After my disasterous first fishing outing this past weekend I realized it was time to seek professional help. I had seen Captain Segull’s fishing charts mentioned on enough websites to know that they had to be good.  I’ve been in the market for a nautical map of the boston harbor ever since I purchased the...

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The Gangs all here.

The Gangs all here.

This past weekend my younger brother (Joshua) and his girlfriend (Kristen) made the trip up to Boston for a visit. The weather couldn’t have cooperated more. Despite the fact that fall had officially begun here in Boston, we found ourselves taking down the bimini top and basking in the warm sun. My weekend began Friday...

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The Sunset Bandit gets its first fishing pole.

The Sunset Bandit gets its first fishing pole.

This afternoon I made a run up to West Marine in Woburn and picked up some small supplies for the boat. On my drive back,  I screwed up and missed my exit. Rather than turn around, I decided to take advantage of the miscue and proceeded down to The Sportsman’s Den in Quincy.  It’s a...

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Navigating the Charles River Locks

Navigating the Charles River Locks

Never one to shy away from a challenge. (that’s a lie by the way). I decided that my first solo journey had to be one that would put me to the test. So, not only did I attempt to navigate the Charles River Locks for the very first time…without having ever been thru though….I decided...

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Torture for my dogs

Torture for my dogs

I don’t have any children, but what I do have are two dogs that are my pride and joy. Porter and Cassidy are both lab/pit rescues that absolutely love the water. This past weekend I took them out for their first trip on the harbor. The pair of them loved being out there. But, what...

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Exploring Boston Harbor

Exploring Boston Harbor

Today marked the first real use of The Sunset Bandit. I took her out around 4 and didn’t return to around midnight. After multiple dockings the jitters are already becoming a thing of the past. Now, I’m just enjoying the whole experience.  It’s hard to explain how high my expectations were for owning a boat...

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Along the Water | Chelsea

Along the Water | Chelsea

Walking along the Mary O’Malley Waterfront Park with Porter and Cassidy. Chelsea Yacht Club tucked beneath the Tobin

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Wasted Space | Chelsea

Wasted Space | Chelsea

This lovely eyesore is a stone’s throw from my rooftop. Wouldn’t a Water Taxi look nice pulling into that area?

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