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Two Tricks for Homesteading on Your Boat

by Cindy Wallach, Posted July 28, 2014

Sailors have always been a self-reliant bunch. Now, here are two tips for producing and preserving your own provisions on board


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Crossing the Harrowed Gulf of Tehuantepec

by Betsy Crowfoot, Posted July 24, 2014

To superstitious sailors, the ocean holds many perils—some more legendary than others. There’s the Kraken, that fearsome tentacled beast that drags ships into the ocean’s depths, the ghost ship Flying Dutchman, the cursed Bermuda Triangle and, of course, the Gulf of Tehuantepec.


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Furl that Genoa!

by Peter Nielsen, Posted July 10, 2014

There are two reasons for leaving a scrap of genoa unfurled when you’re not sailing.


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On board any cruising boat, charts and guides are pivotal for route-planning. But have you ever thought about how those guides are created? We checked in with the co-authors of an ICW cruising guide to get the skinny on guide-writing and ICW cruising.


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I’m not sure what madness made me decide to fix our generator myself. Maybe I was feeling especially talented that day. Or cheap. Or downright insane. Back on land, I would never try to penetrate the mysteries of our furnace—I didn’t even change the filters myself. But life aboard changes you. 


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