Cruising

DIY Foredeck Rain Catcher

by Tor Pinney, Posted February 27, 2014

Sometimes it can be difficult to refill water tanks while cruising. Local water may be unsuitable, expensive or simply unavailable. Watermakers can also come up short, as you shouldn’t run harbor water through them


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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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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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