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.
Choosing a Blue Water Boat
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…
Downloading (and Updating) Charts in Navionics
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
The Best Headlamp for Sailing
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.
How to Heave a Line
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 […]
How to Lasso a Cleat (or Piling) while Docking
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!
Dockline Handling Addendum
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!
Crossing the Gulf Stream from Bermuda to New England
Gear failure complicates an unusual passage across the Gulf Stream.