Cruising

A Cruise to Treasure

by Bob Burgess, Posted December 20, 2011

Small-boat sailors strike it rich in the Marquesas


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AFTER TWO BOATS HAD BEEN ABANDONED, after people had been hospitalized, after we finally (and gratefully) reached the safety of Virgin Gorda, Steve Black, who had organized the rally, held a "debriefing" session."This is not something anyone would go through willingly," he explained to the crowd. "It's important that sailors have short memories."


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Fenders for Tenders

by Patrick Childress, Posted November 15, 2011

Inflatable dinghies are rough and tough, but their skin is thin. If your rubber duck leads a hard life, adding some protective padding in key spots will reduce chafe and help prevent the little boat from developing an odd list when least expected.


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Five Space-Saving Galley Items

by Jan Irons, Posted November 15, 2011

I lost at least 25 percent of the storage space in my galley when we installed our watermaker, because the only place it could fit aboard our cramped 37-foot sailboat was directly under the galley sink. Now I’m constantly looking for ways to save space in the galley. Here are a few of my favorites.


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Flying Free

by Don Casey, Posted November 15, 2011

On our Allied Seawind ketch we fly the national ensign from our mizzen topping lift, rather than flying it from a short staff on the rail under the mizzen boom where it would be at odds with the mizzen sheet.


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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