I wanted to record my thoughts about my first month living aboard while they’re fresh in my mind; if only to come back and chuckle at them later.
What I really want in a Bluewater boat is “a tank that sails well; that I can stand up in.” But there aren’t many tanks that sail well and I’m 6’4″ tall with shoes on. Full disclosure, I had two other above the fold requirements…
This video will demonstrate how I ensure I have necessary offline charts before a passage. The process itself is applicable to any chartplotter app but for this demonstration we use Navionics
When a sailor progress to sailing through the night a headlamp becomes essential gear. This article tells you which headlamp you should buy and why it’s the best choice for sailing on the market.
Use this simple technique to throw a line accurately short to moderate distances. This technique has proved adequate during my sailing career aboard recreational vessels. Oftentimes students I teach this technique to make their next throw past the person they’re aiming for, over the dock, over the water behind the dock and into the parking […]
Practice lassoing a cleat from a distance and you’ll be able to save a docking attempt without even taking a step, let alone a flying leap!
This video is the first follow up to my original dockline handling video . I’m working on two more boat handling videos – keeping the videos shorter has the handy side effect that they’re much less time consuming to produce!
Gear failure complicates an unusual passage across the Gulf Stream.