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Podcast: Turning Sailing Mistakes Into Lessons

Podcast: Turning Sailing Mistakes Into Lessons

Podcast #107 from Bob Bitchin

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Podcast: We Have Nothing To Fear…Right?

Podcast: We Have Nothing To Fear…Right?

Podcast number 110 from Bob Bitchin.

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Vintage Attitude – Leaving in a Storm?  You bet!

Vintage Attitude – Leaving in a Storm? You bet!

Did ya ever notice how, the closer to taking off on a voyage you get, the more you start worrying about things that you know you can’t do anything about?  I am specifically thinking back on my departure early last year on a little 2,700 mile voyage across the Pacific.  Joining Jody & I on […]

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Podcast: We’re The Civilized Ones

Podcast: We’re The Civilized Ones

Podcast #118 From Bob Bitchin.

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Vintage Attitude – The Third Day Syndrome

Vintage Attitude – The Third Day Syndrome

There is this phenomenon in sailing that happens on just about your third day of an ocean crossing.  The evening of day two you will usually be sitting, looking back at where land used to be, wondering just what the heck you were thinking when you decided to come out here in the first place.  […]

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Vintage Attitude – The Adventure Begins…

Vintage Attitude – The Adventure Begins…

We were about 50 miles out of Palmyra Island, on the 900+ mile voyage to Hawaii. There was Jody & I, and two young crew members we’d had with us since Papeete, almost three months, Luke & Joel. All of a sudden the boat started to swerve off course.

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Podcast: What It Means To Fly The Jolly Roger

Podcast: What It Means To Fly The Jolly Roger

“What it Means to Fly the Jolly Roger #102″ from Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring: Cruiser’s Podcast by Bob Bitchin. Released: 2009.

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Podcast – Why We’re Paying More For Anchorage Fees

Podcast – Why We’re Paying More For Anchorage Fees

Bob explains why it’s difficult to find free anchorages these days.

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Vintage Attitude – The Two Happiest Days

Vintage Attitude – The Two Happiest Days

Once again it is time to take on the “authorities” that are out there spouting rhetoric which has about as much basis in truth as the IRS man standing there saying…

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Vintage Attitude – Are We Nuts?

Vintage Attitude – Are We Nuts?

We gotta be nuts, ya know? Check it out…just what is it we all have in common? I mean besides smelly feet? Well? Ya know what it is? A desire to sell all of the stuff we have worked our whole life to gather about us, and then to move into an area slightly larger […]

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Vintage Attitude – The Most Civilized People?

Vintage Attitude – The Most Civilized People?

I really didn’t know what to think. After we entered the harbor at Fatu Hiva in the Marqueses, we pulled in as close as we could to shore and set our hook in about 30 feet of crystal clear water. The harbor was…

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Vintage Attitude – Attitude Makes The Difference

Vintage Attitude – Attitude Makes The Difference

Originally published in Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine, this Vintage Attitude – is about attitude!

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Vintage Attitude – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Vintage Attitude – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Originally published in Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine, in this Vintage Attitude Bob talks epic cruising moments.

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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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