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Inventor Cruisers
Rob & PJ’s
trawler “C” Y A At Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour, Bahamas we met Rob and PJ
over sundowners.  They were cruising and
fishing - mainly fishing the Bahamas.  Looking
at Motivator, Rob said I bet you have
a few RACOR fuel filters on that boat.  I
res...

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Six-Pack License
An Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license
issued by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) is commonly referred to as a “Six-Pack”
license.  The OUPV license is typically used
for six passenger (6 pax) or less fishing guide charter or tour boat ...

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CLODs
New Bern, North
Carolina Photograph by
permission from Curtis Blake Click here to see more great
photos by Curtis Blake
Photography Or, visit Curtis’s Facebook page   After almost 4 years of cruising, Pollie exercised her
option for a land base.  She says s...

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The ICW Revisited, or America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
Bridge of the Lions, St. Augustine, Florida Motivator’s crew
usually enjoys cruising the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). The Intracoastal Waterway is a 3,000-mile
inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. Some
sections of the wat...

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411 Walnut Street
No door-to-door
postal service here Mail can be an issue for cruisers.  Sometimes you can talk a family member into
handling it for you, but usually it is a real pain for them and they are not
very efficient at it.  For a while we used
our son’s mailing add...

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Dinghy Davit
In my March 30, 2014 blog posting titled, A Tale of Woe, I blasted the manufacturer
of Motivator’s dinghy davit, UMT
Marine, for poor customer service.  To
recap, when we began having problems with the davit, I contacted UMT asking for
an owner’s manual and...

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Storm Chasers
From Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas, we elected to do a 25
hour crossing to the Fort Pierce inlet and then up the Intercostal Waterway
(ICW) to Vero Beach, Florida.  We could
have broken up the trip with stops at Great Sale Cay and the West End, but we
dec...

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The Abacos
Motivator on a mooring in Hope Town As mentioned in a previous blog, many boats that cruise the
Bahamas never leave the Abacos. 
Venturing south to the other islands that make up the Bahamas is just
too daunting for them, and they rightly believe there is p...

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Little Harbour
From Spanish Wells Motivator headed for the northern most islands in the Bahamas, the Abacos.  With nothing but open ocean between us and
Western Sahara in Africa to the east, this passage can be rather “sporty” in
the wrong weather conditions.  But, Motiva...
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