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One Hull or Two?

by Pat Schulte, Posted February 4, 2014

A cruiser's take on the great debate


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As a solo, 78-year-old great-grandmother preparing to singlehand my Challenger 32, Dharma, to the South Pacific, Asia and beyond, I knew I needed to think about some kind of protection onboard.


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Cruising Sailors Rescued by EPIRB Twice in Six Months

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted July 16, 2014

Just before sunset, nine hundred nautical miles from shore, three sailors and a dog jump into in a four-person liferaft as waves crash around them. For four hours they bail water by the gallon, surrounded only by a vast and encroaching darkness. 


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Dawn on the morning of my 40th birthday, singlehanding 300 miles offshore, I had just wrapped up an ambitious, five-year work stint that provided for the sailboat of my dreams plus a kitty to take her cruising.


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Don’t be fooled, there is most definitely and right and wrong way to secure a line to a cleat, and leave it to the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin to know the difference between the two!


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