Do We Need Watertight Bulkheads?Reading Time: 5 minutes
What are the trade offs of insisting on watertight bulkheads in a cruising boat?
Watertight BulkheadsReading Time: 5 minutes
Though watertight bulkheads are arguably not imperative on a cruising boat they could give you some extra time when it really counts.
Keeping The Water Out—TopsidesReading Time: 7 minutes
There are few things more miserable on a boat at sea than salt water below from deck leaks. And if said leaks get bad enough, they can sink you.
Keeping The Water Out—DeckReading Time: 9 minutes
Colin continues in his pursuit of watertight integrity by looking at ways to waterproof deck fittings.
Crash PumpReading Time: 6 minutes
When John realized that the large bilge pump on Morgan’s Cloud was not really suitable, he went looking for an alternative in the commercial and industrial world and found a good solution.
An Electric Bilge Pump For The AgesReading Time: 3 minutes
Morgan’s Cloud still has the same Jabsco 36600 bilge pump that was installed when she was launched in 1986. John explains how he keeps that pump in good running order.
The World’s Best Bilge Pump SwitchReading Time: 2 minutes
One of the best pieces of gear we can fit on a cruising boat.
Positioning of Wood Plugs For SeacocksReading Time: 4 minutes
Offshore sailboat safety regulations call for a soft wood plug to be adjacent to every seacock, but does that make sense?