Considering a cockpit enclosure? Building one that a real sailor can love takes a deep fixation on getting the details right.
More developments on the tragedy, but John still thinks that the most important point is being missed. Complimentary Post
"Morgan's Cloud" with a cockpit enclosure? Can it be true? Yes it is, and here's the why and the how. This will help you decide if you want one too. Chapter will be complimentary for two days only.
A short video, very short. Complimentary Post
This week, John's thinking about laying up. Complimentary Post
Guests onboard "Sila" have been surprised by just how good the food is. Molly shares tips for safe food storage and tasty meal preparation without refrigeration.
John's got a creative itch to scratch. Here is the first of a new type of post. Complimentary 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. Complimentary Post
Molly shares lessons she learned about provisioning while sailing over 36,000 miles over three years, from Europe, around South America, back to Europe and home to New England.
In the last chapter, I specified the perfect offshore voyaging boat anchor roller and how existing rollers can be improved. But what happens if we need to scrap the piece of junk the builder saddled us with and start over?
Also, are there any benefits to having two rollers? And, if so, how should they be designed to work well together?
After dealing with a pesky health issue, John and Phyllis finally get out cruising at the end of August. Complimentary Post
There are few pieces of gear on many voyaging boats that are as poorly designed as the anchor roller. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Good communication is a skill that, like every other skill on a cruising boat, needs to be developed and practiced. Molly shares tips for good communication on board, garnered during the last three years while living aboard and sailing 36,000 miles with her family on Sila, a Boréal 47, including an expedition to South Georgia.
Family happiness and crew morale are vital for a successful voyage. During the last three years, while living aboard and sailing 36,000 miles on "Sila", a Boréal 47, Molly Barnes and her family have come up with "The Three Keys To Cruising Happiness".
A quick read that will do more to get you out there cruising than all the gear in the world. This will really make a difference...we promise. Complimentary Post