Cruising

Voice of Experience: Halyard Jam

by Ben Markhart, Posted November 21, 2013

With the wind gusting into the low 20s and some very ominous-looking clouds on the horizon, I knew it was time to get back to dry land. I was out sailing with my two good friends, John and Jack, and we had crossed most of Great Bear Lake in no time.


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Voice of Experience: Communication Breakdown

by Carl Hunt, Posted October 31, 2013

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.” This famous line from the classic movie Cool Hand Luke is also a phrase that neatly summarizes a bareboat charter my wife, Nancy, and I recently enjoyed with friends in Corsica.


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They didn’t hoist the Jolly Roger or fire a shot across my bow, but their intentions were worrisome.


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In a rare unguarded moment this summer, while discussing the cost of boat ownership, I recounted aloud the full cost of keeping a 34-foot sailboat on the water in my part of New England. My position in this debate was that boat ownership was more affordable than most people think, and I still reckon it can be.


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Katie, Jessie and the Lovely Louise

by Jessie Zevalkink, Posted October 25, 2013

Besides following in my father’s footsteps, I am still trying to comprehend how we got here. Just my best friend and me, attempting to stay warm.


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