I hope you’re not expecting Sheakespearian prose on this subject, this article is a stream of thoughts that I don’t plan to going back to reorganize. If the current pandemic situation has […]
You ain’t been around until you’ve been aground! The first thing anyone learns about marine navigation is that the boat has to float in the water, and should never touch the bottom. […]
What is the best cruising sailboat?
If you’ve ever tried to decide which is the best cruising boat to set off on that perfect round the world decade long voyage then surely you’ve found there is no right […]
Crewing on deliveries is, I feel, the best way for a green sailor to get good blue water experience. There are deliveries all over the world, and as short as an overnight […]
A simple bread I make on boats often. Very easy. two cups flour one tbsp normal baking yeast one tbsp sugar one cup of clean Ocean water OR one cup of fresh […]
Tool Rolls made from off-cuts are great for organizing. I know there are many off for sale on Amazon, but it is much more satisfying to make them yourself, each pocket custom […]
How to make a seat into a safe seagoing berth.
As a rule, varnish is like signing a sentence. One that subjects you to an annual maintenance cycle that you should actually strive to make smaller, not larger. Varnish, my choice of […]
Vintage Singer 15
Nothing more satisfying than fixing gear or making things for your own boat. I can’t imagine a good excuse to go cruising without a simple sturdy sewing machine, and if you have […]
‘The Dirty Dickinson’, aptly named by accomplished sailor Richard Hudson. Our boat came with a diesel stove, a pacific model built by Dickinson. At first, it was a filthy mess that didn’t […]