In the last chapter we covered the best anchor types for your primary anchor. In this chapter we move on to size and material--even tricker things to decide on. But not to worry, we make it simple.
Free to view for three days. We in the offshore cruising community talk a lot about the right way and the wrong way to equip and maintain our boats but that's all bullshit until we have answered one basic question:
John tells a story about an exceptional seaman, and what we can all learn from it about the seamanlike way to make decisions.
There are so many anchors and so many conflicting claims it's hard to know what to buy. In this chapter we cut through the fog with clear recommendations of the anchors that work and a warning list of those that we don't trust.
We have completely rewritten and updated our Anchoring Made Easy Online Book and are rolling that out starting with a brand new introduction.
Learning to tie knots quickly is a vital seamanship skill. But the good news is that you only need to learn five simple knots.
We have a new writer joining AAC, complete with a whole new view on voyaging.
Having the right spare parts aboard is one of the biggest contributors to a fun and stress free voyage. But how do you decide what to buy and then keep track of what you have?
John answers those questions and provides downloads of our parts list and the program we use to keep track on "Morgan's Cloud".
We have lots of exciting news to relate about the Adventure 40: engineering, builders, even a tentative schedule.
I'm in rant mode again, but not just to stir things up. This is a situation that genuinely scares me, and it needs fixing.
This web site will be moved to a new, more reliable and faster server tonight (Wednesday over to Thursday. If all goes well, we should only be down for a few minutes. But that's like saying that if all goes well my new marine electronic system will work perfectly right out of the box. Anyway, [...]
We are considering a new policy on comments here at AAC and it's pretty radical so we want to give you, our readers, a chance to have your say before we go ahead with it. And what's the change we are plotting, you ask? Although comments will be visible on free posts to everyone, adding comments will [...]
Don't miss John's in depth review, complete with many photographs, of one of the most interesting and all around cool boats being built today.
To be safe we need to be open to reviewing our assumptions in the light of new information. John takes a fresh look at the Spinlock Deckvest that he and Phyllis have used for years, and also revisits the whole issue of wearing crotch straps, or not.
A quick photo post, just for fun.