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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
Seamanship, it's a word that those of us who write about voyaging love to throw around, me especially, but what does it really mean? Can we define it? No, I don't think so, not completely, because what constitutes seamanship can depend on the person, the boat, and the circumstances. And for each of us our [...]
Love sailing? Love taking Photographs? How about combining the two in one of the most beautiful places in the world?
Some of you may have noticed that this site has been a bit slow to respond lately, and you may even have run into a couple of occasions when we were down for a few minutes. The problem is that we are a victim of our own success in that, as our readership grows, we [...]
With the Adventure 40 well and truly on her way to becoming a real boat that you can buy, I thought it would be a good idea to keep everyone informed of what's going on with a series of bulletins. This is the first. Andy Schell, over at 59 North interviewed me, in the form [...]
Earlier in the winter, I was saddened to learn of the loss of the junk rigged schooner Easy Go and today I was shocked to learn of the abandonment of the 42-foot catamaran Be Good Too; luckily there was no loss of life in either case. I think there is a lot we can all learn from both these cases [...]
Which lead-acid battery type should you buy? Liquid filled, Gel, or AGM. Well, it depends. Find out how to choose in this chapter.
We just published the second edition of our Battery Installation and Maintenance Online Book. Reading this book can save you a lot of money by extending the life of your batteries by as much as 400%.
You can have the best anchors and associated gear available, but if you don't use that gear properly you won't get anchored and stay anchored. In this post we carry on from Part 1 with some tips for techniques to help make you a happy anchorer.
This morning I have a musing about one of the more obscure, but none the less, wonderful benefits of offshore voyaging.
As promised just before Christmas, we have now published our annual slideshow...but with a couple of differences from past years.