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 [...]
Considering a cockpit enclosure? Building one that a real sailor can love takes a deep fixation on getting the details right.
More developments on the tragedy, but John still thinks that the most important point is being missed. Complimentary Post
"Morgan's Cloud" with a cockpit enclosure? Can it be true? Yes it is, and here's the why and the how. This will help you decide if you want one too. Chapter will be complimentary for two days only.
A short video, very short. Complimentary Post
This week, John's thinking about laying up. Complimentary Post
John's got a creative itch to scratch. Here is the first of a new type of post. Complimentary Post
Just three years ago I thought I really understood Person Overboard (POB) Prevention. And then I found out how many of my cherished ideas about what would keep me and my crew safe were just plain wrong. Here are 20 things I have since learned that could save your life. Complimentary Post
In the last chapter, I specified the perfect offshore voyaging boat anchor roller and how existing rollers can be improved. But what happens if we need to scrap the piece of junk the builder saddled us with and start over?
Also, are there any benefits to having two rollers? And, if so, how should they be designed to work well together?
There are few pieces of gear on many voyaging boats that are as poorly designed as the anchor roller. But it doesn't have to be that way.
A quick read that will do more to get you out there cruising than all the gear in the world. This will really make a difference...we promise. Complimentary Post
The claims made for battery pulse desulphators seem to make them ideal for voyaging boats. A cheap, easy to install gadget that will dramatically extend your expensive batteries' lives. What's not to like? But do they really work? John takes a look.
John has finally learned about podcasts and specifically offshore voyaging podcasts. He has now been interviewed not just once, but twice. Complimentary Post
When an anchor that thousands of sailors rely on seems to have a dangerous flaw, we need to write about that...and we do. Also, some thoughts on the new Vulcan anchor. Chapter will be complimentary for two days...extended to four days.