Blue Water Essentials in a Small Cruiser – Passage preparations for the Vivacity 20

Blue Water Essentials in a Small Cruiser – Passage preparations for the Vivacity 20 The Hull:  Part 1 by Dave Chamberlain  Some would contend, and maybe rightly, that preparing a twenty-foot coastal cruiser for an ocean passage is ludicrous.  My wonderful wife, Eva, might have, at one time, shared that opinion.  I believe, however, any … Read moreBlue Water Essentials in a Small Cruiser – Passage preparations for the Vivacity 20

Blue-Water Essentials: “mini” Crosses the North Pacific

Blue-Water Essentials: “mini” Crosses the North Pacific by Dave Chamberlain Sailing from North America to Hawaii is the longest uninterrupted passage, from a continent to an island, in the world. Known as “crossing the pond” the plumb route, from San Diego to Hilo, is close to 2,250 nautical miles. Having no personal ambitions for such … Read moreBlue-Water Essentials: “mini” Crosses the North Pacific

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 4

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 4 Beware – the water can enter the locks with great force And then this boat kept coming… and coming… and coming. The hotel cruise ship ‘Camargue’We passed over the longest aqueduct in Europe, nearly half a mile long, at Briare. … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 4

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 3

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 3 Our entrance to Paris was sensational. We had by chance arrived on Pentecost Sunday when the banks of the Seine were lined with Parisians in holiday mode. On seeing the red ensign on our boat they were waving and calling … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 3

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 2

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 2 From Cherbourg, we sailed to Le Havre via the charming port of St Vaast-le-Hougue. We got held up in Le Havre – the regulations for the river compelled us to make the 70 odd mile trip to Rouen in the … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 2

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 1

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 1 by David Collinson When David Collinson set off for the Mediterranean, he took the scenic route up the Seine to Paris and down through the French rivers and canals. Here he recalls the journey with all its ups and downs … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 1

Motor Boat Parts and Accessories Reviews by Magazine Editor

Motor Boat Parts and Accessories Reviews by Magazine Editor. Chosen by our staff for their innovation, ingenuity, and imagination, these new products and systems represent leading-edge technology in the marine industry. New Twos The Tohatsu and Nissan 50-hp motors represent an intriguing variation on the direct-injected (DI) outboard theme. First, these unconventional two-strokes qualify as … Read moreMotor Boat Parts and Accessories Reviews by Magazine Editor

Sailing Compass Navigation Tips and Important Sailing Techniques

You might ever experiment with navigating a compass course. You’ve discovered that you “wander” off the journey a great deal in ways. That simple steering with your sailboat compass isn’t enough. In short, you are likely to desire a reference that’s when help keeps you on target. There is sailing compass navigation tips here. It … Read moreSailing Compass Navigation Tips and Important Sailing Techniques