John forgot two important anchor selection criteria in the last article, so this one fixes that.
Let’s support a guy who is making a real difference.
The sale of our beloved “Morgan’s Cloud”, a custom aluminum McCurdy and Rhodes expedition sailboat, closed yesterday.
John starts with testing from “SV Panope”, adds a large dollop of experience, and comes up with his own best anchor table.
We can all learn a huge amount when two of the most experienced sailboat owners anywhere go boat shopping.
We have an approach from a credible team who have a plan to get the Adventure 40, a circumnavigation ready offshore sailboat for $US200,000, built.
A cruising boat without adequate shade and ventilation can make life a living hell once we head for the palm trees. Here’s how to choose a cruising boat that will be comfortable in hot places.
New boats are horribly expensive, so most of us will be faced with refitting an older boat to get out there. We have recently reorganized all of our many articles on how to do just that.
Lessons we can learn from Jimmy Cornell’s Elcano Challenge when considering electric drive for a cruising sailboat.
An interesting question from a member gets John thinking about how to handle headsail roller furling failures, and risk versus reward on a general basis.
John takes a deep dive into the tradeoffs between open cockpits, dodgers, enclosures, raised salons and wheelhouses on offshore boats.
A member asks an interesting question about why a boat that appears slower from the numbers is actually faster.
AAC has a new faster server and four cool new features.
These days the offshore sailing community seems to be fixated on rig automation, but a well-specified and installed set of winches will contribute far more to a successful passage than all that expensive failure-prone stuff.
Good cockpit cushions are a lot more important on an offshore boat than you might think.