Can we replace diesel fuel generation (main engine or separate) with wind, solar and/or hydrogenerators?
Yes, but there’s stuff to know to avoid wasted money and disappointment.
Phyllis and I just finished getting ready for Hurricane Lee. All going well, we will only get tropical storm-force winds here, but who knows, particularly since we are in the dangerous semicircle. We could also get some pretty nasty surge out of this, but AAC World Headquarters is up a
It’s tempting to think that the more cool stuff a boat has, the better she is for cruising, but that approach can make the boat slow and uncomfortable.
Eric explains how to tell when adding gear has gone too far.
Nine posts this month: Some tips, some tricks and some thoughts.
The final cockpit reveal, discussing the improvements made since Version 1, including new and very cool renderings.
Colin is waiting for the weather, as happens to all cruisers, and muses on the history of an iconic port, boat design (old and new), derelict boats, and the ongoing process of getting in tune with their new-to-them She 36.
Does buying a Watt & Sea make sense? It’s complicated, depending on boat size and type, as well as usage profile.
An honest evaluation from a thinking guy, who carefully evaluated his usage before pulling the trigger on an expensive piece of gear, not a fan-boy video.
Just seven tips in July, but a bit longer and meatier.
After many hours of toil in the boatyard to make her passage-ready, Colin and Louise start the long passage home to Scotland, testing the boat and gear as they go.
A diesel engine that’s been badly overheated will probably never run reliably again. A total cruise ruiner. Let’s not let that happen to us.
Colin shares his safety checks and upgrades made before the long delivery passage home to Scotland.
Choosing fire extinguishers for a cruising boat is a lot more complicated than it may appear. Here’s what Phyllis and John ended up with after consulting experts.
Only ten tips so far this month. The drop in quantity is nothing to do with waning enthusiasm for creating this type of content, but more about all the fun I’m having with our boat back in the water.
We are getting closer and closer to a reliable, high quality, but reasonably priced offshore sailboat we can buy brand new and ready to set off ocean cruising without years of refitting and fixing.