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Adventure 40 April Bulletin–The Design Spiral

Chapter 16 of 16 in the Online Book Adventure 40 (Free)

I had always thought, like most sailors I suspect, that a naval architect sat down with his or her computer and over a number of weeks a fully formed design emerged. But, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth, as I'm learning watching Erik design the Adventure 40. Boat design is an iterative [...]

Heartbleed Bug–AAC is Safe

There has been a huge brouhaha in the media in the last day about a security bug called Heartbleed. We  want our members, and others who have bought items from us, to know that your financial information is safe and has not been compromised. You see we don't store, or even see, any of your [...]

Five Ways That Bad Boats Happen–Part 2

Chapter 20 of 20 in the Online Book How To Buy an Offshore Voyaging Boat

In Part 1 of this post I looked at the role that letting the interior drive the design and confusing the mission play in the birth of bad boats. Today I have three more ways that bad boats happen: Boatbuilders want to build as many hulls as they can to the same design. Stands to [...]

Barbarians At The Gate, Spam Edition

We have long had a problem with Spam comments here at Attainable Adventure Cruising but lately the hackers have gone nuts with this stuff. We are currently getting over 1000 spam comments a day. In fact, it's so bad that the load is crashing our server about once a day and slowing it down the [...]

This and That–March

The publishing team here at AAC world headquarters is ready for spring. We have some other news too.

Rigging a Proper Preventer, Part 1

Chapter 19 of 20 in the Online Book Sail Handling Made Easy

A head injury is a terrible event wherever you are, but at sea far from medical help it's even worse. Rigging a proper preventer is one of the surest ways to reduce the risk to you and your crew. In part 1 of this two part series we look at the risk and what constitutes a proper preventer.

It's funny...people we meet often assume that Phyllis and I are great travelers. And it's easy to see how they might come to that conclusion. After all we have spent most of the last 20 years moving from place to place around the Atlantic rim. But actually nothing could be further from the truth. That [...]

High Latitude Sailing Course With John

Have you thought about sailing in the high northern latitudes, to Newfoundland, Labrador, Greenland or Svalbard? If the answer is yes, we have a great course for you.

Feed Hiccup

Apologies to all of you subscribers, we had a glitch in our feed that resulted in no notification email being sent out when we published our latest post "The Ultimate Cruiser Camera". I fixed the problem, and I think a notification will go out on Monday morning. But just in case that doesn't work out--our [...]

The Ultimate Cruiser Camera

Chapter 4 of 8 in the Online Book Photography For Cruisers

If you are serious about telling the story of your travels and voyage in images, this post, about the best camera I have every used, is for you.

And, for those not interested in the ultimate travel photographer's camera, with the price to match, I have some thoughts about alternatives.

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