Voyaging

Make sure your boat is well secured, in case a freak storm blows through while you are away— as it did the Greek Island of Lefkas in 2012.

Leaving Your Boat Abroad Part II

In addition to the usual steps you take before a seasonal haul out at home (decommissioning the engine, storing sails, “pickling” systems, etc.), hauling out and leaving your boat in a new yard, especially a foreign port, involves some extra measures.

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Folding vs. Feathering Props

For the past 40 years we’ve sailed an average of 10,000 miles annually between Australia, Alaska, Antarctica and...

Preventing Emergency Flare Fizzle

 Subscribers OnlyWe’ve been enjoying desert-dry gasoline for five years, courtesy of silica gel vent driers from H2OUT (see...

Towing Generator Field Report

For free power when under sail on ocean passages, towing generators are hard to beat. In the early 1980s I purchased...

Short Scope Anchor Test

 Subscribers OnlyIn the process of our ongoing investigation on the effect of time and wind gusts on anchor setting and holding...

Stopping Anchor Chain Twist

When an anchored boat spins, the anchor chain twists, and the anchor can come up backward. One solution is an anchor...

Setting an Anchor in a Small Boat

 Subscribers OnlyIn our ongoing study of ways to compare, and hopefully improve the way our anchors set, we’ve learned that it...