John's thinking about Whitbread 60s, paying to sail, boat yards, watermakers, and climate change...something for everyone. Complimentary Post
The latest developments with the Adventure 40, a great offshore voyaging boat at an incredible price. Complimentary Post.
Are you making or ordering jacklines to keep your crew safely on the boat? John takes a deep dive into the right material, stitching, and attachment techniques. This is truly a project where the details matter.
We have been deep into cool gear and stuff in the last few chapters of our Online Book, Maintaining a Cruising Boat. Now it's time to take a step back and remind ourselves of the vital stuff that will actually get us out there voyaging.
John's thinking about a little bit of everything: single handed racing, cutlass bearings, and prime lenses. Complimentary Post.
Unmarked channels, poorly charted bays, non-road-served islands...there's exploring to do in the LaHave Islands. Complimentary post
We have shown that sidedeck jacklines are deeply flawed and may even be more dangerous than no jacklines at all, due to drag risk and the false sense of security they confer. But can we get rid of them and still work our boats efficiently? Yes, we can! Here's how, with video proof.
Centre line jacklines are the right thing to do...but not easy to rig so they actually work. Here's how we solved the problems from mast to bow.
A quick read that can make a huge difference to the reliability of your engine. Post will be complimentary for two days
Andy takes a deep dive into when, if and how, to re-rig with Dux high modulus Dyneema rope. Techniques, advantages and disadvantages, it's all here.
Andy's a big fan of Dux high modulus rope standing rigging. He takes a look at what Dux is and some really interesting uses for it. Chapter will be complimentary for two days only.
Lots of laying-up tips in this one. Stuff that can save you a bunch of time and aggravation. Complimentary Post
There is a massive denial of service hacker attack going on today that's taken down some of the largest sites on the internet including PayPal, the company that processes our membership transactions. So if you tried to join today or change some part of your member account with us, you probably got some frustrating weird stuff [...]
Just what is a "commercial" or "continuous" duty rating on an engine, and should I get that?
Matt starts with the reason that these ratings exist, and then moves on to how to select the correct engine duty rating for a displacement boat.
Considering a cockpit enclosure? Building one that a real sailor can love takes a deep fixation on getting the details right.