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More Articles From MEMBERS:

  1. The Zen of Sail Covers
  2. Lithium Batteries Buyer’s Guide—Part 2, Balancing and Monitoring
  3. Selecting The Right Hull Form
  4. Lithium Batteries Buyer’s Guide—Part 1, BMS Requirements
  5. Why We Have an eWincher on a Small Boat
  6. Electronic Chart Dangers
  7. Review of Ocean Signal PLB3 Against MOB1
  8. Weather Analysis—Part 2, Strategic
  9. Weather Analysis—Part 1, Tactical
  10. Yes, You Can Have an Offshore Sailboat For Less Than $US100,000
  11. Spade Anchor Failure, Update and Summary
  12. Weather Analysis—Hardware and Software
  13. Bilge Alarms And Monitoring
  14. Bent Spade Anchor Analysis
  15. 9 Tips to Assess Weather Forecast Accuracy
  16. Easily Driven Boats Are Better
  17. Sailing a New-To-Us Boat Home—What Could Go Wrong?
  18. Replacing Diesel-Generated Electricity With Renewables, Part 2—Case Studies
  19. Replacing Diesel-Generated Electricity With Renewables, Part 1—Loads and Options
  20. How Weight Affects Boat Performance and Motion Comfort
  21. Adventure 40 Cockpit 2.0
  22. Falmouth For Orders
  23. Watt & Sea Hydrogenerator Buyer’s Guide—Cost Performance
  24. To Sea At Last
  25. 10 Tips To Save Your Engine From Overheating
  26. Safety Inspection and Gear For a New-To-Us Boat
  27. Fire Extinguishers We Have Bought and Stuff We Learned
  28. Liferafts For Cruisers—Positioning and Mounting
  29. Starting With The Basics On A New-To-Us Cruising Boat
  30. Going Up The Mast—More Improvements
  31. Liferafts For Cruisers—40 Years of Real-World Experience
  32. Nine Autopilot Usage Tips and Hacks
  33. Liferafts For Cruisers—Purchase Criteria
  34. How To Tune An Autopilot To Steer Better—Part 2
  35. Finding and Buying a Dream
  36. Adventure 40 Deck-2.0
  37. How To Tune an Autopilot to Steer Better—Part 1
  38. Autopilot Buyer’s Guide
  39. Storm Strategy—Fore-Reaching
  40. Colin and Louise Have a New Boat
  41. Eight Steps to Get Ready For Lithium Batteries
  42. Q and A—Trucking a Boat
  43. A Real World Tested Tool Kit For Cruisers
  44. Five Boat Lift Usage Tips
  45. Adventure 40 Reveal—Salon and Forward Cabin
  46. Balancing Battery Bank and Solar Array Size
  47. Going Up The Mast at Sea
  48. Adventure 40 Reveal—Galley, Head, and Aft Storage
  49. Gear Leveling and Mounting Hack
  50. Going Up The Mast—Four Dangerous But Common Mistakes
  51. How To Do Amateur Engineering¹
  52. Going Up The Mast—Our System
  53. Going Up The Mast—Fundamentals
  54. Adventure 40 Reveal—On Deck
  55. Going Up the Mast—An Industrial Fall Prevention Approach
  56. Adventure 40 Reveal—Hull, Cockpit, and Rig
  57. In-Mast, In-Boom, or Slab Reefing —Performance, Cost and Safety
  58. In-Mast, In-Boom, or Slab Reefing—Convenience and Reliability
  59. Cross-Bank Battery Charging—DC/DC Chargers
  60. Cross-Bank Battery Charging—Splitters and Relays
  61. Battery Bank Separation and Cross-Charging Best Practices
  62. How Hard Can We Charge Our Lead-Acid Batteries?
  63. Choosing & Installing Battery Switches
  64. Battery Containment—Part 1
  65. 5 Safety Tips For Working on Boat DC Electrical Systems
  66. Building a Seamanlike Lithium Battery System
  67. Two More Shore Power Safety Upgrades
  68. 9 Tips To Select Seamanlike Gear
  69. Download Cruising Sailboat Rig Checklist
  70. When Stuff Goes Wrong At Sea
  71. 8 Tips To Prevent Lithium Battery Black Outs
  72. Why Lithium Battery Load Dumps Matter
  73. Positioning of Wood Plugs For Seacocks
  74. The True Price of Autopilots & Vane Gears
  75. Cruising Sailboat Rig Wiring and Lighting Inspection
  76. 7 Checks To Stop Our DC Electrical System From Burning Our Boat
  77. 11 Self-Steering Vane Gear Installation and Usage Tips
  78. Why Most New-To-Us Boat Electrical Systems Must Be Rebuilt
  79. Cruising Sailboat Running Rigging Inspection
  80. 12 Cruising Boat Maintenance Tips
  81. WakeSpeed WS500—Best Alternator Regulator for Lead Acid¹ and Lithium Batteries
  82. Cruising Sailboat Standing Rigging Inspection
  83. Cruising Sailboat Spar Inspection
  84. Test Sail and Review of The Boréal 47.2
  85. Going Alongside (Docking)—12 More Tips and Tricks
  86. John Goes Sailboat Racing and Learns Stuff
  87. Protecting Our Boat’s Underwater Metals From Corrosion
  88. Going Alongside (Docking) in Current—Backing In
  89. Details Matter—Engine Failure at Sea
  90. Going Alongside (Docking) in Current—Turning in Confined Spaces
  91. Going Alongside (Docking) in Current—Fundamentals
  92. Helping a Member Choose an Anchor
  93. A Good First Aid Kit
  94. Why I Won’t Power Our Boat With a Portable Generator
  95. Setting and Striking a Spinnaker Made Easy and Safe
  96. Check Your Boat Shore Power System
  97. Our New Boat Selection Process—Part 1, Fitness For Mission
  98. Cruiser’s Tool Kit—Wrenches
  99. 29 Tips To Get Insurance For Offshore Voyaging—Negotiating Cover
  100. 29 Tips To Get Insurance For Offshore Voyaging—Us and Our Boat