Cruising Most Commented

”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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Setting Tandem Anchors

by Rudy and Jill Sechez, Posted March 30, 2015

A Category IV hurricane was heading our way, and we did not want to leave our boat in a marina that would have no protection from the ravages of a storm of this magnitude. Instead, we chose a lesser evil, one in which our boat had a better chance of survival—we anchored it, using tandem anchors—


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Literature Words of the Sea

by Tom Cunliffe, Posted January 23, 2015

The sea generates art like nothing else on the planet. Love runs it a close second and war features well too, but for an endless source of great reading, there’s nothing like sailing.


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He was more tentative going forward on deck and his sore shoulder made getting out of the dinghy awkward. Would this be his last summer on the boat, especially now that he’s 15?


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Congratulations on your decision to host a visiting cruiser in your home. I’m sure you’re excited to reconnect and hear stories from his or her exotic life afloat. Be warned, though, that even a short time away from the cruising life can be difficult for a cruiser.


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