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About TwoCaptains

The TwoCaptains are Jim and Janet, both US Coast Guard licensed boat captains home-ported in Daytona Beach. We recently sold our 1990 Ocean Yachts 56' CPMY "Magic Carpet", and now we're in the hunt for a replacement.

What a Disaster!

Janet and I have been diligently examining many of the yachts-for-sale websites in order to start winnowing the field to a few different manufacturers and models that appear worthy of a closer personal look. We found two boats that we … Continue reading

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Choices, choices…

After a bit of research, I’ve determined that the number of stars in the universe, and the number of different types of boats there are to choose from are approximately equal. There are also a vast number of attributes that … Continue reading

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Turn the page…

That’s what we decided to do. After much discussion, we decided to put Magic Carpet on the market. There were several reasons for this, but the overarching consideration was that we were just not using the boat as often as … Continue reading

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Walkin’ The Dock

Some time ago, Janet decided that I needed something to do. Isn’t it wonderful how she looks out for my welfare like that…making sure I have plenty to do and no “wasted” time? I started running through a mental checklist … Continue reading

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Long Time, No See

As in, it’s been a long time, and you haven’t seen anything from us. I have no excuse for that, other than life got in the way. There has been a lot going on, and from the perspective of this … Continue reading

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Day Three Headed South

Up early on day three of our trip south. It is another gorgeous day. Our destination is Palm Beach Gardens. After a quick bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee, we start the engines, untie the lines and point … Continue reading

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Day Two of Trip South

It’s day two of our trip south and it is another perfect-weather day. We are up early eating our breakfast before untying the lines and getting underway. Today will take us past Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Melbourne and … Continue reading

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