When it comes to speculation, it makes sense to do some research before second-guessing any maritime mishap. And with this in mind, Ive spent the last couple of months sorting through statements, Race Control press releases, and information deduced by the authors of the Volvo Race Independent Report (VRIR) into the stranding of Vestas Wind.
Safety & Seamanship
The air surrounding us on the surface of the earth weighs about 1.2 kilos per cubic meter, and when we stack up these invisible building blocks of the atmosphere, they add up to tons of pressure pushing down upon us. Its little wonder that when air at the surface starts...
Systems & Propulsion
In the first part of our three-part series covering onboard water quality, we discussed protecting the tank with basic filtration and securing the tank vent. Further action is required, however, as the tank and its contents will always be far from sterile. Municipal water is...
If measured in dollars per hour on the water, the cost of owning a boat can seem an expensive proposition. According to one study, nearly 16 million recreational boats in the U.S. sit unused for 348 days of the year. In a January 2006 article, we looked at fractional ownership as a...
June 29, 2015
Start your inspection with the shore power cord itself, ensuring its constructed of proper marine grade components, uses appropriately sized wiring, and is the shortest cord that will get the job done. Always replace cords that show signs of chafe, cracks, split insulation, or those having electrical tape repairs.
- Operator Error Strands Vestas Wind
- Reading the Weather
- Keeping Water Clean and Fresh
- Share Economy Goes Boating
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