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.
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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.
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.
Colin is one of the best sailing travel writers in the business, but he has truly outdone even his own high standard with this lovely tale of tropical islands, drug smugglers, and folk musicians.
John's in-depth review, complete with many photographs, of one of the most interesting and all around cool boats being built today.
What hardware should you buy for receiving weather information and other communications? In this chapter I take a look at the two main options, HF SSB and satellite phone, and make some recommendations.
In the last chapter we wrote about how to determine when heaving-to is dangerous. In this chapter we share a realworld-tested technique to solve that problem and make heaving-to safe for a wide range of boats.
Sadly most boats, both power and sail, have interior arrangements that are designed to look good at a boat show, not work well offshore or when living aboard for extended periods while voyaging. Here we give you and explain, based on some 20 years of living aboard and voyaging, a guideline for eight things to look for as you shop for a boat.
We have written about battery charging in mind numbing detail in this Online Book. Now we will give you the summary, together with a couple of new tips not yet revealed.
In this chapter we will cover in detail, complete with a slideshow illustrating each step, how we reef on "Morgan’s Cloud" and more specifically, how we reef when sailing downwind.