My First Visit To Bimini

Chalk’s Ocean Airlines for years touted to be the worlds oldest continually operating airline.  It was founded in 1919.  I flew to Bimini in the spring of 1958 meeting up with my uncle’s boat.  It was a never to be forgotten spring break.  Little did I realize that this vacation and summer sailing camp would …

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The Intracoastal Waterway

The ICW is busy with folks heading South for winter.  Just think, WIN SISKIWIT, write your story  and it could easily be you next fall.

You’re Not Alone

One of the great things about owning a Rhodes is that there are a lot of owner resources, particularly the site put together by Ben Stavis. So even though you might be new to sailing you aren’t figuring it out all alone. I have a book assembled outlining all the standard repairs that I …

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Hydraulic Effects

Sailing on the Great Lakes one sees a lot of “lakers.” In the roughly 4:45 minute run between the Soo Locks and Detour, MI, or nearly 9 hours running the St. Clair and Detroit rivers where close passage in restricted channels is frequent these are times that require extra vigilance. Running parallel course and too …

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