After over 50 years of going up masts John shares the system he and Phyllis are now using as well as highlighting the many dangerous mistakes he has made over the years.
Thoughts on backup systems, fall arrest as against fall prevention, and gear recommendations for going up the mast.
In the last Adventure 40 article, I examined hull, cockpit and rig. Now let’s move out of the cockpit and go forward.
Focusing on boat design this month.
Ten years after starting a project to create a safe, reliable and fast offshore cruising sailboat ready to go around the world, we have a design.
Part 2 of a buyer’s guide examining the trade-offs between the three ways to set, strike and furl a mainsail on an offshore cruising boat.
Part 1 of buyer’s guide examining the trade-offs between the three ways to set, strike and furl a mainsail on an offshore cruising boat.
An in-depth, narrated demonstration of hoisting, reefing, un-reefing and striking the mainsail with a LeasureFurl® in-boom system.
Lots of new entries on a bunch of subjects.
Cross-bank battery charging with DC/DC chargers or alternator-to-battery chargers.
There has been a huge amount of internet coverage of the tragedy south of Nova Scotia in which Volker-Karl Frank and Annamarie Auer-Frank were fatally injured on the CNB 66 “Escape”.
Here’s the story of the boat’s safe recovery by a crew from Nova Scotia.
A well set up cruising boat electrical system separates the house and engine start batteries. Here’s how to make sure both are properly charged.
We all know that any cruising boat should have the engine and house banks separated, but that’s just the start of what we need to know.
Lots of new entries and a new and better system is in place and working well.
Andy Schell and John Harries do a podcast together. Lithium batteries, seamanship, refits, and much more.