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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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07 Sep Playing | Comments

I’m On A Boat

I’m On A Boat

Gotta tip my hat to Ricardo’s older brother Rafael for sharing this with me.

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07 Sep Playing | 2 comments

It’s time to put the name on the boat

It’s time to put the name on the boat

The time has come for me to create the decal for my boat. I’ve narrowed it down to three choices……and here they are. Now comes the tough part. Picking one.

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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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31 Aug News | Comments

The Maiden Voyage

The Maiden Voyage

Today, the boat is wet. After what seemed like an eternity of waiting I launched the boat this morning with the help of my roommate James. There were certainly some rookie mistakes made (trying to start the engine while it was titled to one side turned out to be my first). To say I was...

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24 Aug News | Comments

One Step Closer To The Water

One Step Closer To The Water

Unlike the trailer, (which I will explain later) I successfully registered my boat on the first visit to the Massachusetts Environmental Police. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to peeling off those NH stickers and affixing my new ID.  MS 2762 AX.

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21 Aug News | Comments

A Second Trip to New Hampshire. Still with no boat in tow.

A Second Trip to New Hampshire. Still with no boat in tow.

I made another trek up to New Hampshire yesterday in the continuing ‘bill of sale’ saga. Hopefully, this 3rd version of the bill of sale will appease the good state of Massachusetts and they will allow me to register the trailer and take the boat back home. Aside from the relatively scenic ride up to...

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17 Aug News | Comments

A Book Made Especially For Me

A Book Made Especially For Me

I just finished reading an Idiots Guide to Boating and Sailing.  I’m guessing that I should be concerned by the fact that this was indeed all new and usefull information for me. I wonder, just how scared are riders on my boat going to be when I start thumbing through it as we motor along.

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16 Aug News | Comments

The Final Boat Graphic

The Final Boat Graphic

The boat has a brown stripe…hence the brown in the logo.

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16 Aug News | 1 comment

Retro Fun

Retro Fun

I decided to experiment with the logo here. There is a whole lot of my late 70’s early 80’s upbringing coming through in this design. Perfect for a 1982 vessel. This look doesn’t look good on the back of the boat, but it looks damn good on a t-shirt. Rest assured, I’ll be sporting this...

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14 Aug News | Comments

Branding the Sunset Bandit

Branding the Sunset Bandit

After deciding upon a name, my next task was to come up with some branding for it. Here are a few off the castoffs.

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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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Original 1982 Wellcraft Brochure Ad

Original 1982 Wellcraft Brochure Ad

If you were in the market for a new boat back in 1982…perhaps this would have caught your eye.

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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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Fitzgerald’s V20

Fitzgerald’s V20

Hands down my favorite V20 that I’ve seen.  While most V20 have a very utilitarian look,  this one closes the gap on utility and refinement.

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02 Aug News | Comments Off

A trip to NH

A trip to NH

I decided to drive up to NH today to pick up some of the paperwork on the boat. While I was there, the dogs and I got to take my first spin on the water with the mechanic Gene.

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25 Jul News | Comments Off

The Shot that Sold Me

The Shot that Sold Me

Just one look at this interior and I knew the owner had babied his beloved V20.

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01 Jul News | Comments

Craigslist find

Craigslist find

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