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". Free Introductory Chapter.
We are working on making some short videos to illustrate upcoming posts on sail handling and docking. Here's a sneak peek. 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.
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.
Solving a fundamental problem standing between us and a real Adventure 40 that we can sail away.
A chapter that will give you a whole new way to think about boat maintenance, including an easy to use gear selection method that will save you a bundle as well as untold grief.
I'm seeing gross misuse of the Beaufort scale. Let's not do this. Free post.
Your engine mixing elbow can damage your engine. Here's how to prevent that.
FREE Post. I would be the first to commend the authors of the report on their diligence in analyzing the capsize of the Beneteau First 40.7 "Cheeki Rafiki" and the tragic loss of four lives.
Having said that I believe said report failed the offshore sailing community in its recommendations. Here are my thoughts on what we need to do to prevent another tragedy in the future.
Here's a simple easy to build gadget that makes a huge difference to the effectiveness of your freezer, by circulating the air so the stuff at the top and farthest from the plates does not thaw, while the food at the bottom and against the plates remains frozen, particularly when the freezer is packed tight.
You pay as little as $1.66 a month to join AAC and you can immediately use your member number to print coupons that are worth hundreds of dollars off great gear.
After we have bought our best bower (primary anchor) and kedge, what should our third anchor be? The logical answer will surprise you...as it did me.