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Sailing on Barnegat Bay
"On Friday, I slid Shorebird off her trailer into Forked River and the light west wind sent us sailing out the river to the bay.  On the bay the winds were WNW 10 to 15 kt. I sailed across the bay towards Island Beach State Park (IBSP) and Tices Shoals to find the weekend flotilla already massing up. Tices Shoal is a very popular spot for weekend boaters to anchor up and wade ashore for a day on the ocean beach or just lounge around on the bay.  I sailed south through the sedge islands and found a nice spot behind Great Sedge Island for the evening.  Anchor down at 6:30. The view from this spot was beautiful, emerald green sedge islands with Barnegat lighthouse just across the inlet and many birds feeding on the sandbar just a few yards away  - Shorebird was right at home here!"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sailing on Barnegat Bay      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 27, 2004 )

St. Marys River Cruise
"After some arm-twisting and promises of great adventure, buried treasure, dragons to slay, damsels in distress, etc, I convinced my sons Matt (16) and Sam (13) that the second annual “Assault on Hog Island” was not to be missed.  We were all part of the party that had made last year’s attempt, only to be put off by weather (and the fact that our Dovekie Little Wing was at that time engineless).  This stirred in all of us the “not to be denied” instinct and they finally assented that this was “worth missing a day of school”.  Something has certainly changed since I was in junior high and high school! "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: St. Marys River Cruise      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 27, 2004 )

A Flotilla of Bolger Boats
"Coursol with goal of hideaway on the North shore of Dewdney Island           With winds SWS, the group sailed West. Zephyr stayed behind until Sundowner rigged sails.  Other boats were soon out of sight but were located by radio at a lunch and swim break off Muloch Island. Passing flocks of gulls with gray juveniles calling “please please please” begging for food, Zephyr chased Sundowner to change directions and followed the group to raft for the evening at Bear Drop ."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Flotilla of Bolger Boats      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 27, 2004 )

Cruising Isle Royale
"Plans began to take hold when we moved from Indiana to Minnesota in the mid 1980's, towing a Dovekie rowing-sailing cruiser behind one of the family cars.  But a 21-ft Dovekie lacked features considered essential on Lake Superior, like an engine, and a self-bailing cockpit, so we contented ourselves cruising less formidable waters, like Lake Vermillion, Rainy Lake, and the BWCA.     Ten years later, after following a job from Duluth to Illinois, we traded up to Dovekie’s “Big Sister”, a 28-ft Shearwater Yawl.  Shearwater had everything Dovekie lacked for cruising waters lapping the rocks of Isle Royale, a more weatherly rig, a hearty engine, a self-bailing cockpit, a companionway bulkhead, more capacity for everything, crew, provisions, gear, and waste tank."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cruising Isle Royale      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 26, 2004 )

Building Rutu
"What makes a person want to build a boat?  I don't mean a dinghy or even a day sailor. I mean a real cruising boat. It is certainly not money. It would be easier and cheaper and quicker to buy an older production boat and fix it up.   It isn't the idea that you can't find anything you like.  There are more choices in buying a modern production sail boats than there are in buying an automobile but few people have an overwhelming desire to build a car. Some people combine these two reasons and almost convince themselves.  But the only justifiable reason for building your own boat is the overwhelming desire to create something."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Building Rutu      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 26, 2004 )

"The rig type is, indeed, one that has been around for many years, and one which was greatly favored by the watermen of the East Coast before the age of power. The rig fell out of favor not because it was inefficient, but because working sailboats became obsolete, and the recreational sailboats which have been built since, are influenced not by the need for efficiency and speed, but by an artificial rating rule. Such rules, made to "equalize" boats on a race course, often penalized the very things which made a boat fast. So designers of "modern" boats designed boats that could get the greatest benefit from the lowest rating - and not necessarily the best, fastest boat they could have designed. When ratings were not an issue, the cat ketch has been a rig favored for it's gentle ways."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: WHY A CAT KETCH?      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 26, 2004 )

History and Design of Propellers
"What makes the propeller work? How do we choose the best propeller? And just how can we get the most performance from our propeller design? This is a multi-part article on the engineering basics of propellers. This week, we'll look at the History of Propellers and some of the forces in play as a propeller does its work."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: History and Design of Propellers      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 25, 2004 )

Radius Chine Plywood Construction
"I set out with my DIDI 38 design to come up with a way for the amateur to produce an economical round bilge performance hull mainly from sheet plywood and epoxy resins. I did not want it to just be a "soft-chine" design such as has been designed in the past by myself and others. I also did not want to rip plywood sheets into strips and double-diagonally plank the hull. That defeats the purpose of using a sheet material and one could then just cold-mould the hull. The alternative method of skinning with a single layer of plywood strips covered with GRP can present fairing problems, accompanied by increases in labour, materials and weight."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Radius Chine Plywood Construction      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 25, 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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