Navigating with tablets and phones is here to stay, but what are the dangers? And what can we do to make sure we don't have an iThing-assisted wreck? Here are ten tips.
John's thinking about seasickness (yet again), climate change, RIBs, oil analysis, good books for long winter evenings...and the beach.
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
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.
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.
John's thinking about a little bit of everything: single handed racing, cutlass bearings, and prime lenses. Complimentary Post.
We have shown that sidedeck jacklines are deeply flawed and may even be more dangerous than no jacklines at all, due to drag risk and the false sense of security they confer. But can we get rid of them and still work our boats efficiently? Yes, we can! Here's how, with video proof.
Centre line jacklines are the right thing to do...but not easy to rig so they actually work. Here's how we solved the problems from mast to bow.