I can endure anything if my feet are warm, and dry is even better. I like winter sailing; not just the shoulder seasons, but also the wash-the-frost-off-the-deck cold of January and February. Unfortunately, I dislike pull-on boots and prefer the support and nimbleness I get from a lace-up deck shoe. For me, and for many […]
Expecting calms for most of the passage, we set out in a flat calm with 70 gallons of fuel. Six hours later, around mid-day, the engine wailed, screeched, clanged, and died. Hardly a ripple stirred the Gulf of Panama.