Can't see the whole post? click here. In the last two chapters I covered why a true cutter is a great rig for short-handed offshore voyaging and how to decide if the cutter rig is right for you.
Now I’m going to cover what it takes to successfully convert a sloop or even a ketch to get most, or maybe even all, of the benefits that we true cutter owners are so damned smug about.
Also, if you have a cutter, but are less than happy with her, read on. Making a cutter rig work really well, like so many things in offshore voyaging, requires getting the details right, and that’s what this chapter is all about.
If you are a cruiser, the health of coastal communities will be of interest. Phyllis has some thoughts.
When does the cutter rig make sense, both when buying a new boat and considering a conversion? We have a simple decision-tree to make things simple.
There are few things more interesting and useful than a tour of another experienced offshore voyager's boat. So here's a video deck tour of "Morgan's Cloud". Free post.
12 reasons that the true cutter is simply the best rig for short-handed offshore voyaging. And even if you don't have a cutter, this chapter can help you make your boat easier to sail and faster too.
Matt brings his customary clarity to a complicated subject: propellers. Reading this post will cause you a bit of brain sweat, but doing so can help you get big gains in engine efficiency.
The tale of Phyllis and John's summer cruise continues with a return to a magic harbour where their cruising life together began.
Free Introductory Chapter. Staying in the cockpit most of the time at sea and not getting out on deck often is not a good idea. John explains why and shares the benefits of participating in "deck sports".
We are working on making some short videos to illustrate upcoming posts on sail handling and docking. Here's a sneak peek. Free post.
Phyllis shares tips about the gear we use that makes hiking such an enjoyable activity for us, from woodland trails in Nova Scotia to wilderness scrambles in Greenland to non-technical (small) mountain climbs in Norway. Free post.
The long awaited Adventure 40 progress report, with some great news, some not so great news, and a truly great opportunity.
Propane is an intrinsically dangerous fuel to have on a boat. Here are 10 tips to at least ameliorate the risks of an explosion.
It's time for yacht clubs to rethink and to stop projecting a stuffy last century vibe. Free post.
A short cruising report from your editors, complete with some photos to remind us all of what the goal is.
Phyllis and John are finally out sailing again. They haven't gone far yet but it's all good. Free post
Celebrating the middle of the sailing season (in the North) with post on a cool meeting with great potential for AAC, a great video, and some other fun stuff too. Free post.