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    Vintage Attitude – It’s How You Look At It

    Vintage Attitude – It’s How You Look At It

    We had been anchored in the Lagoon at Fanning Island for a couple of days when we realized we were running short on Gasoline for our outboard.

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    Vintage Attitude – Cruisers Are Weird

    Vintage Attitude – Cruisers Are Weird

    So there we were. Jody and I, and our trusty vessel The Lost Soul. We’d been out cruising for about a year or so, and had made our way into and out of some of the most written about and photographed islands of the world.

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    Vintage Attitude – The Dream is Still There

    Vintage Attitude – The Dream is Still There

    Okay, so it was a pretty near perfect crossing.  We’d left Fatu Hiva and the Marquesas behind us, and for the last four days we had been sailing in paradise.  There were 18-20 knots of wind coming from over our shoulder, the main, mizzen, staysail and headsail were out, and we were making a good […]

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    Vintage Attitude – Life is Maintenance

    Vintage Attitude – Life is Maintenance

    I was sitting with my legs wrapped around a toilet bowl, and I was laughing out loud. All of a sudden it seemed funny.  A bit earlier I was about to toss the darn thing over the side in silent rage.  Then it hit me.  Something my tormentor used to say when I’d bitch about […]

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    Vintage Attitude – Take Responsibility

    Vintage Attitude – Take Responsibility

    First published in Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine, in this vintage Attitude Bob talks self-reliance at sea.

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    Vintage Attitude – There You Are

    Vintage Attitude – There You Are

    I half-felt someone shake me, and for a minute I forgot where I was. As I opened my eyes, I heard Patrick whisper, “Hey man, 10 minutes and you’re on.”

    It was 5:50 in the morning and the sun was about to come up. I walked through the creaking main salon in the twilight of dawn with the kerosene lights casting a warm glow…

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    Vintage Attitude- Sailors Never Learn

    Vintage Attitude- Sailors Never Learn

    Didja ever notice how there is only one right opinion, and that is yours?  You know, only one right way to do things.  One correct anchoring method, one way to sail from one point to the next? Probably one of the things that cruisers enjoy about sitting in an anchorage as it fills with boats […]

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    Vintage Attitude – Life at Sea

    Vintage Attitude – Life at Sea

    Bob talks jerry-rigging in this Attitude, originally published in Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine.

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    Vintage Attitude – How Time Flies

    Vintage Attitude – How Time Flies

    In this blast from the past Bob talks past, present and future sailing.

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    Vintage Attitude – A Day At Sea

    Vintage Attitude – A Day At Sea

    Originally published in Latitudes and Attitudes magazine, in the Vintage Attitude Bob chats about getting lost in the cruising life.

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    Vintage Attitude – Reality Check

    Vintage Attitude – Reality Check

    If there was just one day, one hour, that had more affect on me than any other in my life, it was this day.

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    Vintage Attitude – You Only Get One Life

    Vintage Attitude – You Only Get One Life

    A hellacious blast of wind gripped the sails and the boat heeled over until I thought we’d be thrown out. I found myself dangling precariously from a chrome goody that spun…

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    Vintage Attitude – Live the Adventure

    Vintage Attitude – Live the Adventure

    First published in Latitudes & Attitudes magazine, in this vintage Attitude, Bob recalls a dispute with the sea gods.

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    Vintage Attitude – The Best Anchor Ever Made

    Vintage Attitude – The Best Anchor Ever Made

    First published in Latitudes & Attitudes magazine, in this vintage Attitude, Bob discusses his favorite discussions.

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    Vintage Attitude – What a Concept

    Vintage Attitude – What a Concept

    This first “Attitude” By Bob Bitchin ran in Issue Number 1 of Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine (March, 1997)

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    More Than You Really Wanted To Know About Cruising Compost – Part 8 -The New Role of Print Magazines in the 21st Century

    More Than You Really Wanted To Know About Cruising Compost – Part 8 -The New Role of Print Magazines in the 21st Century

    More Than You Really Wanted To Know About Cruising Compost … Er, I mean Outpost! By Bob Bitchin #8 – The New Role of Print Magazines in the 21st Century. It’s hard for me to believe, but it’s been over 50 years since I started my first little “rag”, Biker News, back in 1973.  Over […]

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    Advanced Look – Cruising Outpost Winter 2013 Issue

    Advanced Look – Cruising Outpost Winter 2013 Issue

    Here’s just a quick glimpse of what’s coming up in our next issue… We have 4 boat designs, an Outbound 52 Mono, a Seawind Catamaran, a Compac 27 compact cruiser, and a Monte Carlo Motor yacht.  We have an article on how to handle rest for the crew on a long passage by Lin & […]

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    More Than You Really Wanted To Know About Cruising Compost – Part 7 – You Can’t Please ‘em All

    More Than You Really Wanted To Know About Cruising Compost – Part 7 – You Can’t Please ‘em All

    By Bob Bitchin It’s kinda hard for me to believe, but I have been writing trash like this for 40 years.  In that time I have probably pissed off more people than the average writer.  It’s not that I try to do it, but I think the reality of it is, I hate writing pablum. […]

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