There is so much wrong with commonly-used person overboard prevention systems that I couldn't fit it all in one chapter...here's Part 2.
Most of us offshore sailors rely on clipping our harness tether to a jackline to stay safe. But, in many cases, we are totally deluding ourselves, because if we do go over the side, something may break and cast us adrift, or we will drown by dragging.
We don't normally do book reviews, but we made an exception for this book because it will save so many people so much heart ache. Does not require membership to read.
There are so many skills required to be a competent seaman. The trick to getting out there cruising is prioritizing the ones that really matter. Membership not required to read this post.
No matter how long you have been around boats, there's always something new to learn. Free post.
We sailors love to talk about anchor tests, and yes, they are useful, but never forget that they are all fundamentally flawed.
Now we get to the nitty gritty: How to convert your boat to a cutter rig and how to make existing cutters better.
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.
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.
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.