John’s thinking about Whitbread 60s, paying to sail, boatyards, watermakers, and climate change…something for everyone.
John’s thinking about a little bit of everything: single handed racing, cutless bearings, and prime lenses.
Lots of laying-up tips in this one. Stuff that can save you a bunch of time and aggravation.
More developments on the tragedy, but John still thinks that the most important point is being missed.
This week, John’s thinking about laying up.
John’s got a creative itch to scratch. Here is the first of a new type of 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.
There’s more to Yarmouth than meets the eye—don’t just sail on by.
Mick and Bee have cruised for 15 years and over 70,000 miles on less than US$250,000 all told, including the purchase price of their gaffer, “Hannah”. And they have numerous northern high latitude cruises under their belt. Mick writes about what it takes to make live-aboard cruising possible on a tight budget.
There are few things more interesting and useful than a tour of another experienced offshore voyager’s boat. So here’s a video deck tour of “Morgan’s Cloud”.
OK, enough with all this talk of motorboats, let’s go sailing in a bit of breeze on Morgan’s Cloud. We made the video below a few days ago in a solid Force 7 blow (near gale, 28-33 knots). John With Egg On Face By the way, look for a timely reminder from Phyllis at the halfway mark [...]
I’m constantly amazed by the number of accepted “facts” about offshore sailing that, when subjected to rigorous analysis, turn out to be wrong. Here are 20 such myths.
If you are serious about telling the story of your travels and voyage in images, this post, about the best camera I have every used, is for you.
And, for those not interested in the ultimate travel photographer’s camera, with the price to match, I have some thoughts about alternatives.
This chapter is a slightly humorous but oh so important demonstration, in the form of a mock pub (bar) argument, as two experienced cruisers argue and compromise about what to fit into a 40-foot offshore sailboat and what to leave out. As you search for a boat you will be having the same arguments with yourself and your spouse. This chapter will give you a good framework to settle on what really matters in the boat you buy.
Phyllis discusses what they would do differently in the future to handle a life-threatening situation like John’s hiking accident.