Perhaps this seems like going back to school, but procedure can be critical in soft mud, and I’ll wager most old cruising hands from soft mud areas do it about the same way. Don’t be the gump that just dumps the anchor along with 50 feet of chain and goes below to mix a drink, […]
As ventilation experts explore ways to make indoor spaces safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, we became curious about ventilation in our boats. As it turns out, where we install our exhaust or intake vents (portlight, hatch, or cowl) is just as important as what type of vent we use. Just as we can use the suction on the leeward side of a sail to pull the boat forward, we can use pressure differentials in the air surrounding the cabin to maximize the ventilation. Understanding the pressure differentials created by the flow of air over our boat’s deck is vital to the success of any passive ventilation scheme.