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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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