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.
A few thoughts and photographs in a FREE post to start the month off: lee shores, pubs, books, and a sobering reminder.
Thinking smart, rather than lazy, can make all the difference when voyaging...and in life.
We are off on holiday for two weeks, but here's a teaser for all the great content that we will be publishing when we get back.
The second most important anchor on our boats after the best bower is the kedge. What type should it be and how big? We make it simple.
Update May 1st, the course is full. Last year we presented a two day course for sailors who wish to expand their cruising to the high latitudes. The course, which we presented in Munich, was a huge success. Here are just a few of the unanimously glowing testimonials we received from those who attended: Congratulations, you managed a convincing synthesis of [...]
You should lubricate your Seacocks every year before launching, and here's an easy way to do that.