FurledSails   Weekly sailing podcast focusing on cruising and recreational sailing.

Iain Oughtred's Ness Yawl
"Bobbing elegantly to her anchor among the usual medley of plastic cruisers on a summer's day at Studland Bay, the long and lean double-ended sailing boat immediately caught my eye. There wasn't time to go and investigate, but among all the seductive shapes of hull to be seen around our coasts, the double-ender combines spare purity with practical Viking seaworthiness in a way I have always admired."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Iain Oughtred's Ness Yawl      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

18 sanibel An Owner's Testimonial
"The perfect pocket yacht just might be the Sanibel, also known as the Commodore's Mate, Skippers Mate, or the Sanibel 18. To solve the problem of shallow draft, for ease of launching, shallow water cruising, and to have an open cabin floor the Sanibel has the keel made moveable and offset to the port side of center. Also the ballast is mounted inside of the hull letting the centerboard (keel) be of a light weight. What you have is a hull with nothing sticking out below, no heavy keel lifting mechanism to give trouble, and a cabin floor with nothing in the way. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: 18 sanibel An Owner's Testimonial      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 5, 2004 )

Upper Thames Rally
"The next two days were spent leisurely cruising down the river in glorious sunshine and generally very light winds. There were very few other craft out this early in the year to enjoy the very pleasant scenery of this part of the Thames, which skirts the southern edge of the Chilterns. We soon became quite adept at bridge shooting. Even cruising folk have a natural competitive streak, and considerable satisfaction was gained in shooting a bridge so efficiently that one overtook a few others in the process."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Upper Thames Rally      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 5, 2004 )

Rig Design Hints
"This article documents a series of common points that are a useful pointers on yacht rigs today. It is by no means advice on how you should design your mast or how we would design your mast. But in any case there are a number of common traits shown on many masts today and it helps to recognise them and look at the 'big picture'."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Rig Design Hints      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 5, 2004 )

How to install the new boom vang bail
"I installed a new line for the lower boom vang attachment. To cut it the length I wanted I first wrapped two tapes with about 1/2 inch between them to prevent the line from unraveling while I cut it and melted the ends into a bulge. Then I removed the tape. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: How to install the new boom vang bail      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 4, 2004 )

Small boat hints
"The only downside was not enough room for a crowd. Blessing or blemish who is to say. Small boats cannot carry an army or sleep a crowd, but we can take a few people day sailing as long as they stay for the night. So here we are with this little boat, ready to go cruising. First, let's move to the sailing capital of the west coast to get ready. Seattle is a wonderful place to call home. For two years prior to departure we worked on the boat, prepared ourselves, and joined organizations which should make it easier for us. We listened to more returning cruisers than even 48° North, and learned everything we could."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Small boat hints      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 4, 2004 )

Cruising in a Falmouth Cutter 22'
"Back in July of 1996, Mike Meier wrote us a letter, thanking all who had helped he and his wife get ready to go cruising in their Falmouth 22, "Mariko". We asked him to let us know how things went, cruising aboard such a small boat. Two years later we got another wonderful letter from Mike describing what their cruise was like and some hints for voyaging in small boats. Mike got such a response to his letter that he was good enough to put his thoughts on "sailing tight" into this article."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cruising in a Falmouth Cutter 22'      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 4, 2004 )

Sailing the Atlantic on $7 a day
"Stephen O’Connell has a taste for adventure that has yet to be squelched. In 1996, his attempt to sail down the East Coast in a 19-foot sailing dory ended in gale-force winds and a rescue after only 3 days at sea. O’Connell returned to the raging Atlantic last August through October to try again. This time, he braved Tropical Storm Bonnie — and lived to tell the tale."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sailing the Atlantic on $7 a day      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 4, 2004 )

RSS Podcast Feed


Subscribe to furledsails-announce
Get links to new shows in your email
My Amazon.com Wish List

in chronological order

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
Mike Harker
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
Sandy Mackinnon part 2
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
Spirit Investigations
Running aground
Luke part 1
Luke part 2
More Luke stories
Kite Quest 200
The Elusive First 3 Shows!

Subscribe to furledsails
Talk to other sailors


Find boat accessories and other boating needs.

Sailing Links:


Good Old Boat newsletter podcast

Distant Shores

Project BlueSphere


[Home Page] [Newer Shows] [Older shows]

Our content can be syndicated: Home Page
(Validate RSS code)

Copyright Noel Davis. Noel also runs web sites about Unix and kayaking.
All trademarks are the property of their owners.
All articles are owned by their author