These videos were produced for Narragansett Sailing School, the sailing school where I am an instructor, to help their ASA 101 students be more prepared for docking and departing the dock during what is often their first day on a sailboat. In the scheme of the See One, Do One, Teach One teaching method these […]
Sailing Students Enjoy the Chaotic Sailing Classes
I wrote this while proctoring the exams at the end of a particularly chaotic ASA Liveaboard class. I decided not to edit because the raw impressions were too entertaining
45′ Bluewater Sailboat Total Cost of Ownership: $276,814.11
I’ve tracked every dollar spent owning my Bristol 45.5 for the first three years; without further ado here are the numbers:
My Bluewater Sailboat’s 40 Year Refit
In this article I break down the refit I had done on S/V Counterpoint, my Bristol 45.5, including costs of that refit project by project.
Fuel and Water Tank Replacement in the Bilge
Replacing sailboat tanks that live in the bilge, under the cabin sole, is a very big job. In this article I detail how I researched the job and chose the best boat yard to perform the work.
First Singlehanded Docking and Undocking
Videos of my first time pulling out of and back into my slip solo. Emphasizing singlehanded boat and line handling techniques.
Sailboat Purchase Process and Total Cost
This article details the process I went through purchasing a used boat, listed through a yacht broker and purchased through a buyer’s yacht broker. Purchasing a used boat is a lot more like buying a house than it is buying a car.
Top Ten(ish) Sails
… having hand steered for most of the last 19 hours, exhausted TJ decided that I should have a list of my top ten sails. So now I do.