Cruising

Circumnavigating Jamaica

by David Peters, Posted February 24, 2014

Three weeks to explore a diverse island nation.


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When anchoring on chain rode it is usual to fasten a length of nylon line between the chain and the boat as a snubber. This absorbs shock loads if the chain suddenly gets yanked up tight. 


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Cruising from New Orleans to Key West

by Paul Calder, Posted February 13, 2014

If there’s a reason that Gulf Coast cruising is not much talked about, I can’t tell you what it is. Three friends and I spent a month this past summer exploring the towns and marine parks of the Gulf shores under sail and found more than a few reasons to talk about it.


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”Uh-oh,” I heard myself say. “We’ve got a problem!” 

Running aground was the last thing on my mind that gorgeous July afternoon as I guided Tackful, our “new to us” Catalina Capri 25, into the harbor.


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DIY Hardtop Dodger

by Tor Pinney, Posted February 8, 2014

My ketch Silverheels didn’t have any cockpit canvas when I bought her, just an old two-bow dodger frame. I had visions of installing a hard dodger and bimini, but a lack of time, patience and skill caused me to opt for a hardtop for the dodger frame instead.


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