Electricity, batteries and how to charge them are the source of more confusion in the cruising world than just about anything I can think of. But suppose you could really understand electricity? Now you can, and it's not hard. Read on. This post will be complimentary for two days only.
John has long been a critic of the current state of motorboat design but now he's seeing some exciting new designs that bode well for the future. Complimentary Post
John's in rant mode. This time it's marine electronic and electrical technician training that has attracted his ire. But he's not just throwing rocks, he makes suggestions for improvement too. Complimentary Post
John introduces a new writer who debuts with four articles on refits, including three detailed case studies and a summary on how to do refits well. Complimentary Post
It's been a busy winter at Attainable Adventure Cruising. Here's what we did and how we are using membership revenue to make the site ever better. Complimentary Post
In the last chapter in this Online Book, John wrote about how chronic underloading of your engine can wreck it, as well as waste fuel and produce unnecessary carbon. In this chapter we get to the good stuff: how to solve the problem for both new and existing engines.
Running your engine at low power settings can slowly kill it. Here's what to do about that. This could save you a bunch of money and aggravation.
I just read Herb McCormick's biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, As Long as It's Fun. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I devoured the book, or maybe to be more accurate still, the book consumed me for several hours. Here's a short review. Complimentary Post
The whole process of buying, installing and working with a satellite phone can be downright intimidating and very frustrating. John explains how to make the whole process easy. The results of 15 years of experience with Iridium devices.
So much of writing on getting out cruising focuses on boats and gear. But, in fact, there is something even more important to think about...you. Complimentary Post
Few pieces of new gear have created more buzz in the offshore cruising community than the Iridium GO!. And there have also been few pieces of gear that have been surrounded with as many myths and as much confusion as the GO!.
John busts the myths and analyzes the benefits of buying an Iridium GO!.
There's a whole genre of books and articles on how to buy a boat and go cruising on very little money. But really, how often do you meet people who have actually made it work for any length of time? Complimentary Post
We got our hands on a real live professional meteorologist, who is also an offshore sailor, and wrung 4 great tips out of him that will make your voyages both safer and more comfortable.
Some of the most fun we can have while cruising is while exploring ashore, but what if there is no dinghy dock? How do you make sure your dinghy is safe while you're gone? Here's an easy-to-deploy mooring you can build that solves the problem...and it will save your back too.
A quick read with a quick tip that will make us all better navigators and safer users of weather forecasts.