Earlier in the winter, I was saddened to learn of the loss of the junk rigged schooner Easy Go and today I was shocked to learn of the abandonment of the 42-foot catamaran Be Good Too; luckily there was no loss of life in either case. I think there is a lot we can all learn from both these cases [...]
Which lead-acid battery type should you buy? Liquid filled, Gel, or AGM. Well, it depends. Find out how to choose in this chapter.
We just published the second edition of our Battery Installation and Maintenance Online Book. Reading this book can save you a lot of money by extending the life of your batteries by as much as 400%.
There are few things more miserable on a boat at sea than salt water below from deck leaks. And if said leaks get bad enough, they can sink you. Colin has a whole series of tips on how to stop that happening to you.
You can have the best anchors and associated gear available, but if you don't use that gear properly you won't get anchored and stay anchored. In this post we carry on from Part 1 with some tips for techniques to help make you a happy anchorer.
This morning I have a musing about one of the more obscure, but none the less, wonderful benefits of offshore voyaging.
As promised just before Christmas, we have now published our annual slideshow...but with a couple of differences from past years.
So much of what is wonderful about voyaging is the people you meet...and sometimes the art they make.
Exciting stuff to close out the old year and bring in the new. We have a designer/builder for the Adventure 40.
Merry Christmas to all our readers that celebrate that way and the very best of the season to those of you that celebrate in different ways. Phyllis and I want to thank all of you for visiting us here at AAC in 2013 and wish you good fortune and above all good health in 2014. [...]
It's a time of year when all of us, hopefully, are focused on the things that really matter, family, friends and life direction, and Colin has the perfect post to fit into that. Don't miss it. I promise it will make you think and it might just change your life.
As many of you know, Morgan’s Cloud is laid up and we have spent most of the last year at our Base Camp in Nova Scotia. However, nice as it is, The Hovel, as we affectionately call our cabin, is not insulated…not even slightly. So, faced with a Nova Scotia winter, we did what any sensible [...]
Over the years, we have written thousands of words on the art and science of anchoring, so I thought it would be a good idea to summarize that information. None of what follows is theory. I have been anchoring boats for 50 years in challenging places from the Bahamas to Greenland and have used many [...]
One of the things that is attractive about metal construction is the ease with which structural modifications can be made. What would require substantial amounts of design, planning, physical work and cost in a GRP boat can require very little effort in metal, whether steel or aluminium. A good example of this is the installation [...]
Keeping myself in books is a fulltime job even though I don’t discriminate between eBooks and regular books—it’s all good. Mysteries, biographies, non-fiction, travel writing, the occasional novel—I read them all. My obsession with books is okay when I stick to the swap and sell-off quick tables, but whenever I enter a bookstore with a [...]