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A Voyage to Belize: Family Style
"Saint Brendan, a 27-foot Tartan sloop has been my home for the last seven years. She has taken me to many wonderful places in the world. She kept me safe in the rough seas of the Caribbean and always performed when I needed to fetch that little off the beaten path port. But she and I had always been alone in our voyages. Just the two of us facing the good and the bad that can accompany the solo sailor. For me Saint Brendan was always more than a bunch of fiberglass and lead, she was a living and breathing soulmate. I loved the freedom she gave me. Never complaining, always waiting patiently at anchor for the next day of setting sail."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Voyage to Belize: Family Style      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 9, 2004 )

Cape Cutter 19
"The cockpit is roomy with two storage lockers in the stern end. Rigged as a gaff cutter all the lines are led aft to the cockpit and are easily managed. Sails are by North Cape Town and are of a very high standard. The main is easily reefed and the genoa is roller furling. I have sailed Impi in varying conditions from a light zephyr to a good 25 knot blow and with the sail combination set correctly she performs superbly on all points of sail."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cape Cutter 19      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

Cruising aboard sailing vessel Morgan Truce
"Our family of four had been sailing for just a couple of seasons when we got the urge to go cruising. Even though our sailboat was very small and was located along the upper Ohio River, we soon learned that "...you can sail anywhere from here!" We prepared our lovely little Nimble 20 Morgan Truce over the winter and took off down the Ohio River in the spring of 1995. Our charts included the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, and Mobile Bay. Our adventures took us much further-- covering over 3,000 miles in 14 months. Our extremely shallow draft boat allowed us to get into places most other cruisers never see... and meet interesting people we would have otherwise missed."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cruising aboard sailing vessel Morgan Truce      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

A Big Little Cruiser
"After owning seven sailboats, including a large, swing keel trailer/sailer and a permanently moored keelboat, my wife and I concluded that to really enjoy sailing, we needed a boat that was easy to launch and recover, light enough for trailering, and that could be rigged in 10 to 15 minutes. We therefore chose a 14 -foot West Wight Potter (see SBJ #41). However, in order to enjoy this small boat to the fullest, I decided to add some features to make it more comfort able. With such a small cabin, most of the work was limited to the exterior. Nevertheless, I was able to make a number of useful modifications inside. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Big Little Cruiser      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

Boatcamping in Northern Canada
"We call it "boatcamping" here. We really thought we'd invented it. But thanks to Richard Gooderick's web page, I read that you sailors from the UK have been doing this for years, and call it "open-boat cruising". Is it the same thing? Clearly we are newer at this than you are: Let's compare experiences! This is a splashy tale of two friends each skippering a dinghy, that took some adventuresome teenagers and a mutual ladyfriend out on a circumnavigation of Amisk Lake, Saskatchewan."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Boatcamping in Northern Canada      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

Solo to the North Channel
"There was plenty of small driftwood just large enough to make a cooking fire. A previously used campfire complete with stones for a fire ring was right on the beach. I soon had a roaring blaze going. I let the sticks burn down to glowing coals, and then put my small camp grill over the coals. The hot dogs were quickly done. I enjoyed a can of fruit cocktail with them and made a cup of instant cappuccino to polish off dinner. Around 6:30, after straightening out the cabin and cockpit, a constant chore, a light rain started to fall. It was over in a half hour or so. Lovely. The air was very still, but cool. I wondered if I could sail through the rocks that separate North and South Benjamin to the west side? The cruising guides again say it can't be done, but they didn't have a Sea Pearl."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Solo to the North Channel      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

Loch Sunart - West Coast of Scotland
"In June '96 I spent five rather wet and windy days trying to cruise the West Coast of Scotland in a small sailing dinghy. I hope that these photographs will give you some idea of what could be possible with better weather. Accompanying me was a Belgian friend, Erik Kint. This was to be his first sailing trip. We towed our 34 year old Wayfarer dinghy the 565 miles from London to the Sound of Mull. If you haven't already done so you can get more information on this boat from the Wayfarer page."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Loch Sunart - West Coast of Scotland      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

"This log of a cruise around the Isle of Mull in a 16' Wayfarer sailing dinghy won the Viking trophy in 1997. This award is presented by the Wayfarer class association each year for the best log. My thanks to Matt Sharman for providing the text and pictures. Picture credits are also due to other boat crews on the same trip. I am sorry that I do not have individual names."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: CRUISING IN SCOTLAND      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

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The Complete Trailer Sailor
Simple Sailor 1
Simple Sailor 2
Phil Bolger 1
Phil Bolger 2
On Island Time
Marvin Creamer 1
Marvin Creamer 2
Jay Fitzgerald 1
Jay Fitzgerald 2
Container Yachts
Ancient Mariners 1
Ancient Mariners 2
EarthNC Plus
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Cast Off
Chief of Watertribe 1
Chief of Watertribe 2
Dave and Anke 1
Dave and Anke 2
Michael Storer 1
Michael Storer 2
Serge Testa
Floating Fox
Fine Tolerance 1
Fine Tolerance 2
Mississippi voyage
Lugnut 1
Lugnut 2
Robby Smith 1
Robby Smith 2
Sailing Grace
Jimmy Cornell
Webb Chiles 1
Webb Chiles 2
John Wellsford 1
John Wellsford 2
Shane St. Clair 1
Shane St. Clair 2
Capt. Dave Kyser
Hugh Horton
American Eagle
Trekka 1
Trekka 2
Black Swan
Bluesphere Update
Kruger Canoes 1
Kruger Canoes 2
Chesapeake Light Craft
Don Backe of CRAB
Sven Yrvind 1
Sven Yrvind 2
Spirit of S.C.
Gannon & Benjamin
Center for wooden boats
Canal Boat
Caribbean Compass
Mahina Expeditions
Exit Only Part 1
Exit Only Part 2
Graham Byrnes
SoCal Potters
World Cruising Club
Saving Old Seagulls
Grahame Shannon
Spanish and French
Mico Verde
Ministry of Rum
Silver Donald Cameron
Community Boating
George Buehler
The Venturers Cruise
Ted Brewer
Managing the Waterways
The Haskells
Paul Lutus part 1
Paul Lutus part 2
Reese Palley
Fix it and sail
Pete Goss
George Moffett
Good Old Boat
Ellen Landrum
Celestial Navigation
Nick Moloney
Iceblink part 1
Iceblink part 2
Outward Bound
Lin and Larry Pardey part 1
Lin and Larry Pardey part 2
Jeff Hazzard
Boat Surveys
Schooner to Cuba part 1
Schooner to Cuba part 2
Lightning and Sailboats
Microcruising part 1
Microcruising part 2
Around in 8 Feet part 1
Around in 8 Feet part 2
Stickers and Vacation
Sandy Mackinnon part 1
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The Naked Lady
Eileen Quinn
Gunkhole Marine
Sir Chay Blyth
Kruise for Kids
Project Bluesphere
Celestial Navigation
Distant Shores part 1
Distant Shores part 2
Red Rock Sailing
Luke and DD part 1
Luke and DD part 2
Google Earth
Island Packet Yachts
Offshore Sailing School
Aviva Challenge
Sea Pearl 21
Karen Hansen
Flying scott
Hunter Marine
My first sailboat
Delphi yachts
Lats and Atts
Doyle Ploch
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Running aground
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