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Caledonia Yawl
"Crazybird's design, whilst keeping many of the characteristics and style of the Foureen, is lighter and shallower. The solid timber construction of the original has been replaced by modern clinker ply epoxy planking which is light, relatively inexpensive and quicker and simpler to build. The long deadwood keel has been replaced by a swinging weighted centreboard supplemented by lead pigs under the floorboards making the boat more easily trailable and probably improving speed and windward ability. At the same time some of the seaworthiness of its more solid parent has been sacrificed."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Caledonia Yawl      Submitted by Noel Sun Aug 29, 2004 )

The Tedious Details
"So, there are many "neighborhoods" out there in the cruising community. The upper crust on their Sundeers are careful not to spill their martinis while pushing the button to hoist the mainsail while the folks on the Wharram Catamarans are sailing in the nude. On the sensible side of the anchorage the baggywrinkle crowd find contentment by adjusting their sextants. They're all showing us that there are many approaches to cruising and all are successful. What is important is that your choice of a boat and its equipment match your personal approach. When we get into arguments about which type of boat is the safest to sail across oceans in we focus on the boat and ignore the person at the helm. Different types of boats require different tactics for safe navigation. The reason Rory Mcdougall was successful at circumnavigating with a Tiki 21 is that he integrated his lifestyle with his boat and he responded to the challenges of the ocean in a manner appropriate to his boat."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Tedious Details      Submitted by Noel Sun Aug 29, 2004 )

Rory McDougal Tiki 21 Circumnavigation
"Cookie and crew are safely in Penang after two months of excitement and adventure from the shores of Bali. Being late in the season, we were again plagued by variable winds and plenty of calms up through the Java Sea and South China Sea to reach Batam Island, situated eight miles south of Singapore. The calms make easy living conditions aboard with ample time to cook bread, pizzas, pancakes and lots of other tasty treats aboard the good ship ‘Cooking Fat’. To keep the expanding belly at bay, I do lots of swimming. It’s a magical experience to be in the blue ocean and be swimming like a dolphin between the slow moving bows of your Wharram."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Rory McDougal Tiki 21 Circumnavigation      Submitted by Noel Sun Aug 29, 2004 )

Tomales Bay in Winter
"I launched at Nick’s Cove, and with my three traps set along the western shore of the bay, explored from Tom’s Point to Pelican Point. The ring traps I was using, which lay flat on the bottom, need to be checked frequently. I would explore the shore for about 45 minutes to an hour, and then go back and raise the traps to check them. The traps were loaded. Crabs of every size, and usually many star fish, all feeding on the bait. Toss the undersized crabs and the starfish in the bay, and save the rest. I could taste the crab salad already."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Tomales Bay in Winter      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 28, 2004 )

My Way Is The Highway
"Trailer-Sailing seems to be on the rise and with good reason too. For many, high slip and yard fees have become prohibitive, or at the least a financial strain. The trailer-boat, on the other hand, may reside at home for free, which also makes it more available for spur of the moment maintenance projects, or maybe just to admire and lift spirits on a bad-hair day. Not to mention, pocket-cruisers require less crew and are easier to handle for we of the aging baby-boomer population. All this, in addition to it's magic-carpet portability makes trailering a booming sailing option."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: My Way Is The Highway      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 28, 2004 )

14 West Wight Potter
"Rafiki Kidogo, a West Wight Potter, is a very small "pocket cruiser", 14' long and 5'3" wide, of fiberglass construction. It is designed and built to be a dry and safe boat, adequate for overnight cruises. It has an iron centerboard which weighs roughly 65 lbs, giving it considerably more stability than the typical small centerboard sailing boat. It was built by HMS Marine (now International Marine) of Los Angeles, CA in 1968. More modern Potters are called Potter 15's, though they, too, are little over 14' long."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: 14 West Wight Potter      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 28, 2004 )

The West Wight Potter 19
"About three years ago I began looking for a boat to replace my aging 12 ft. day sailor. I was initially intending to get a Catalina 22 as I knew there were many around and one could be had for a fairly reasonable price and would meet my needs for a cabin and more space for my growing family. Using my trusty tape measurer I soon learned (to my dismay) that the Catalina on her trailer would not fit in my driveway! This led me to examine the other alternatives in trailerable mini-cruisers."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The West Wight Potter 19      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 28, 2004 )

What I don't have, I don't need
"A fresh and gusty southeasterly wind is sweeping across Cairns Harbour, in the north eastern corner of Australia. Yachts and boats are returning from their daysails and from the Barrier Reef. One small daysailer is setting up her sails and slowly drifting out towards the entry channel - out to sea. It seems odd that a boat that small would be heading out, no mast head lights and no chance of getting anywhere before dark. With a blue inflatable one-man kayak strapped to its side, the little yacht disappears out of the harbour and away from the coast. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: What I don't have, I don't need      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 27, 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
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!

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