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Grenadine Sunsets
"The Grenadines are the jewels of the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean. They are that little chain of islands between St. Vincent and Grenada. Iíve wanted to go there since I first sailed in the Caribbean in the 70ís. In my idealistic youth, I imagined the Grenadines as an uninhabited paradise of little bays with virgin reefs and nary a mini mall. When I finally arrived there this winter, I discovered that they were, in fact, inhabited, but I was dead on about the paradise of little bays, virgin reefs, and scarcity of mini malls. I figure three out of four is pretty good, and, truth to tell, I liked the people (letís face it, someoneís got to sell you ice and rum), so maybe itís really four out of four. †"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Grenadine Sunsets      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 20, 2004 )

Yacht Review: Querencia
"Trintella yachts exemplify the finest in European styling, and the newest 47-footer, Querencia, is a shining example of the Dutch yardís work. Designed by Ron Holland with interior styling by Rene van der Velden, the yacht is understated and combines luxury with bluewater performance. As beautiful as it is to look at, much of the artistry lies in the systems details that are hidden from view. Trintella is well-known for its electrical, mechanical and plumbing installations. The custom wiring panels are accessible, insulated and easy to maintain. The same engineering principles are applied to machinery and plumbing installations, where space is at a premium and accessibility is crucial. The yachtís engine room has standing headroom and is equipped with a workshop area. All vital engine and electrical components are within reach and easily serviced."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Yacht Review: Querencia      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 20, 2004 )

Bare Boat Chartering with a Baby
"When it comes to taking a trip with a baby itís pretty tough to compete with a visit to grandmas. But if you have ambitions for a vacation much beyond that, it turns out bare boat chartering a catamaran is a close second. Chartering a cat has lots of advantages over road trips to Disney Land, car camping, or jetting about. For starters you take your accommodations with you wherever you go, so youíre not constantly packing up and moving all the kid parafinalia. Next, a catamaran is so stable that you donít have to worry about your kid getting tossed about or gear getting tossed onto the kid. Last, a cat has lots of room for you to set up special places for your child to play safely and securely."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Bare Boat Chartering with a Baby      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 18, 2004 )

Yacht Review: Patriot
"The new Hinckley center-cockpit pilothouse Souíwester 70, Patriot, is a perfect blend of elegant craftsmanship and modern boatbuilding. The 70ís classic lines and flawless joinery are reminiscent of boats built a century ago, while its construction, systems and finishes are every bit state-of-the-art. The yacht is a fine example of Hinckley workmanship and a living testament to the capabilities of Maine-based designer Bruce King."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Yacht Review: Patriot      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 18, 2004 )

Yacht Review: Entrada
"Bill Tripp set out once again to redefine what a high-performance racer/cruiser can be, and to that end, the new Turner 56, Entrada, was born. Ease of sail handling, maintenance and minimizing weight were the primary goals in designing the 56. Entrada is Turner Yachtsí second 56, after its sibling Brigadoon VII, featured at length in last yearís issue of AYR."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Yacht Review: Entrada      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 18, 2004 )

Safety at Sea
"It is my belief that the concept "safety at sea" goes much, much deeper than only installing devices that will assist me in abandoning my boat. If buying all the latest and greatest safety gear increases one's confidence offshore, that's a good thing. But it's important to remember that every dollar spent on safety equipment is not going to decrease the odds of encountering gales, or experiencing any number of shipboard problems. Basically, if all I do before going to sea is buy safety gear, I haven't actually done anything to make my boat categorically more safe."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Safety at Sea      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 18, 2004 )

"This same old-school attitude of mine applies to roller furling jib systems as well. I'm sure there are many arguments to support roller furlers on a cruising boat, but the one argument I have against them is they are a mechanical object with many moving parts. At some point the thing is going to break, or malfunction. I guess one of the reasons I like hank-on jibs is they're practically foolproof. (Even if they are more clumsy, and more work when shortening sail.) Also, with hank-ons you have an inventory of different sized sails aboard. Should one sail blow out, there will be others that can be used. I've been aboard boats with roller furlers where the only head sail is the one on the furler. For coastal sailing this is OK. For extended cruises this is foolish. Redundancy is the operative word."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Jibs      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 17, 2004 )

19 seaward fox
"1. It is the prettiest boat in this size range (it has a very "shippy" look to it... lots of curve to the shear, and some decent tumblehome back aft). The M-17 is also a pretty decent looking boat (judging from the NorSea website, which obviously is far superior toHake Yacht's site)
2. Freestanding, carbon fiber cat-rig. What could be simpler to rig on the boat ramp than this (except for maybe a Laser dinghy)? I wanted something that was simple so it wouldn't prevent me from trailering it because of all the work of rigging the mast, especially when single-handing it. "


( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: 19 seaward fox      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 17, 2004 )

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On Island Time
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Sailing Grace
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My first sailboat
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