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The Gentry Eagle

The Gentry Eagle

A Tale of Triumph and Sorrow By Marissa Neely   Ventura Harbor California is a seaside oasis filled with various boutiques, restaurants, and marinas that many vessels (including our own) are fortunate enough to call their “home port.” Although the harbor houses vessels of...

Resources to Help Ukraine

Resources to Help Ukraine

Hey friends. How are you? We have been dealing with a lot of emotions regarding the current state of the world and have been trying to stay positive - but it’s hard, you know? Our hearts are with our dear friends in Ukraine, Russia, and the surrounding areas as the atrocities...

25 Lessons in 25 Years

25 Lessons in 25 Years

Chris and I were both born in February, his birthday falling on the 10th and mine the 14th making me none other than a Valentine's baby. For years we have combined our birthday celebrations since the days are so close together, despite the difference in our age. Between us,...

DIY Sail Stack Pack

DIY Sail Stack Pack

Stack packs have become pretty much an industry standard for new yachts and it seems that every sailmaker now offers them as a product in addition to their sails – so why would you make one? Well, we bet that it’s definitely easier, and cheaper than you think.

Mast Rebuild

Mast Rebuild

Since 2018 Chris and I have worked hard to reinforce the structural integrity of our boat while also adding our own personal flair. Through every refit we have become more familiar with Avocet’s design and layup, touching nearly every inch of the boat in the process. While the...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends! Chris and I have a lot to be thankful for this year and wanted to take the time to reflect and give you all a real-time update.   Work 2021 has been a wild year, not necessarily as wild as it’s predecessor but still plenty of notable moments,...

The Annapolis Boat Show

The Annapolis Boat Show

I clutched my carry on bag as I scooted into my window seat, not quite big enough to call comfortable, but not small enough to deem unfit for safe transport. Chris settled next to me after tossing our bag overhead, his camera placed gently beneath the seat in front of him as...

Catalina Rendezvous

Catalina Rendezvous

I ran down the dock under the cover of the warm afternoon light, eager to trade my work attire for bare feet and shorts. Avocet sat in her slip with the engine purring, disrupting the calm water beneath her while Chris was at the helm, looking as ready as ever to kiss the dock...

Just Get in the Water!

Just Get in the Water!

Even though there are 8 Channel Islands, Chris and I have spent all of our time exploring Santa Cruz Island, the largest one of the 8. Before reaching the southern tip of Santa Cruz Island (where our favorite anchorage Little Scorpion is located) you will first pass by Anacapa...

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