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Bucking the system one sunset at a time!
Bucking the system one sunset at a time!

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Anchor poll! Help us decide what to carry!

http://www.dptransom.com/boat/anchors/
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All It's Cracked Up To Be
Refitting an old boat is the perfect enterprise for practicing the art of anger suppression. It is also a VERY good activity for refining your usage of swear words. I can arrange expletives so deftly that you'd think I was delivering an X-rated commencement...
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The Few
An orange glow from the
outdated carpet fills my vision as I force open my eyelids. I rub my eyes and
gaze around the room from the couch where I've slept for the last five weeks. Empty
beer cans, pizza boxes, crumpled cigarette packages and red plastic cup...
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Hey, Sailor, Is That a Mast in Your Pocket?
For a sailor, the importance of maintaining an erect mast cannot be overemphasized. Any capable seaman should have a mast that towers above the deck - strong and proud. He should feel confident that his mast will perform when things get wet and hairy. Why, ...
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Steered in the Right Direction
I hatched this scheme of sailing away nearly four years ago. Four years isn't that long in the grand scheme of things. However, when you consider the emotional, physical, intellectual and monetary investment it takes to make something like this a reality, i...
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In Waves
It's been a crazy couple of weeks here at Don't Pay the Ransom, and it's only going to get crazier over the next few months! To bring everyone up-to-speed: I made a whirlwind trip to New York over the weekend to buy some sails! That's right; I said sails! I...
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In Waves
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The "F" Word(s)
I'm fast finding that finances and flexibility are first and foremost for effectively facilitating functional freedom... frankly.  Allow me to explain with an example. You know what is annoying? Ketchup (or, catsup for my communist readers). Also, Mondays. ...
The "F" Word(s)
The "F" Word(s)
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The "F" Word(s)
I'm fast finding that finances and flexibility are first and foremost for effectively facilitating functional freedom... frankly.  Allow me to explain with an example. You know what is annoying? Ketchup (or, catsup for my communist readers). Also, Mondays. ...
The "F" Word(s)
The "F" Word(s)
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Out With the Old, And.... That's It!
“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then ...
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