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.
The members pay the bills here at AAC and so are, in effect, partners in this endeavour that is AAC.
So think of this post as a report to the partners on what's been going on behind the scenes, how we are spending your money, and what we are planning for the future.
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.