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Cruising notes, collected over 25 years sailing this coast.
Tips for fighting off the dreaded mal-de-mer and what to do once it strikes.
What makes an ideal cruising boat engine, and how to take care of it.
What you really need to do to get out cruising and have fun when you do.
Storm survival from heaving-to to drogue deployment.
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Do you dream of sailing in turquoise waters?
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Setting, reefing and striking sails. Tips, techniques, gear and sail selection.
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