Colin has covered gear and preparation for navigating in fog. Now we get to the meat of it: what to do when underway and the visibility shuts down. Includes a vital section on the rules of the road in fog.
John's thinking about seasickness (yet again), climate change, RIBs, oil analysis, good books for long winter evenings...and the beach.
Never was the old axiom "proper preparation prevents poor performance" more relevant than when cruising foggy places. Colin gives us an in-depth check list to run through before we leave port.
It's been a while since we looked at the ultimate cruise spoiler, seasickness. Here are a couple of new-to-us remedies and an appeal for more. Complimentary Post
Some of the best cruising grounds in the world are plagued with fog, so it pays to have the necessary gear as well as navigation and collision-avoidance skills—will make you safer at night too.
Colin starts off a three part series with an in-depth analysis of the tools to have when the visibility shuts down.
John is back on one of his favourite hobby horses: tips for buying the right marine electronics for going offshore...rather than the right marine electronics to enrich the companies that make this stuff. And he wants your help on this in the comments. Complimentary Post
Here's a Holiday card for you.
Four Artnautica LRC 58s are already launched or in build. Here are some new storm survival and layout options based on John and Phyllis' decades of living on and sailing an expedition sailboat.
Offshore motorboats could be safer, faster, and much, much, more fuel efficient. John looks at how, and some innovative boats that are making that happen. Complimentary Chapter
Just a quick reminder that you can buy Gift Certificates for Attainable Adventure Cruising Membership.
An historical and friendly town, a pristine beach, and an UNESCO World Heritage site: Nova Scotia has it all and Colin is back with his unique travel writer's voice to tell us about cruising there. Complimentary Post
John's thinking about Whitbread 60s, paying to sail, boatyards, 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.