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.
The quality of the comments we get here at AAC never ceases to amaze me. And, perhaps even more importantly, I'm constantly learning from, and being inspired by, the dialogue. A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with my son-in-law Ryan about this and he pointed out that we needed to do more to [...]
John's 2015 photography project explained, and an invitation to join him in the quest to become a better photographer.
I have written quite a bit about sailor's motorboats and as part of that project we analyzed a very interesting boat in-build in New Zealand. That boat, the Artnautica 58, has now been launched and is in the middle of sea-trials with encouraging results. It's too early in the testing process to draw firm conclusions, particularly since [...]
Not a lot more to say.
A look at the claims that are made about second hand boats...and the probable reality.
It's been a while since we did a this and that post, so here goes. The photo above is the shop window at Arthur Beale, a chandlery (yacht shop) in London. Earlier this year our friend Alasdair Flint, who we originally met on a dark and foggy night when we talked him into a tight anchorage (using [...]
Ever wondered about the safety of those big pilot-house windows that we increasingly see on modern designs? John has too.
As is our wont at this time of year we have created a slideshow story of our doings over the past 12 months. But before we show that, the picture below is of Phyllis decorating our Christmas tree, one that is definitely of the Charlie Brown variety since we selected it from our property here in [...]
A huge holiday season thank you to all of our members for joining. Please login in (sidebar) and scroll down to download your gift eBook. Please read this. You will have trouble if you don't! The eBook is a PDF and can be read on pretty much any device. (It looks insanely great on a Retina iPad.) [...]
The loss of a yacht is both sobering and sad, but what we can do to gain something positive from the news is try to learn from what happened.
We have our Santa-suits on here at AAC.
Unstepping the mast is one of the most stressful tasks we sailboat owners face, but here are some tips to make it a lot easier.
Deep down I had known this day was coming ever since I picked up my new favourite camera, but it took me quite a while to get over my 20-year relationship with big DSL gear--first film, then digital. Anyway, after a year of never getting my Canon kit out of the bag, I did it.