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A Pearl with Two Sticks
"For thirty-six happy years I was a sloop lover - "A tall ship, and a star to steer her by" kind of sailor. Efficient sailing, I thought, required an efficient vessel, and that meant a tall mast stepped far enough aft to accommodate a very large sail in the fore-triangle, stayed to the masthead, overlapping a tall, narrow mainsail by as much canvass as the sailmaker could devise, or even with an intervening staysail, as a cutter rig, with or without a bowsprit."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Pearl with Two Sticks      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 25, 2004 )

Montgomery 15 vs Com-Pac 16
"You've wanted to sail for years, even wanted to cruise a little and hear the waves lap against the hull at night. But your budget is very limited. Where's the money going to come from? An expensive yacht club is out of the question, and you have better things to do with your money than pay a boatyard to take out, store, and launch your boat every year. Despite appearances, yachting doesn't have to cost big bucks. There's another way. Think small. Forget the concept of the yacht as a floating status symbol. Think of your sailboat instead as an economy-class ticket to fun and adventure. If my guess is right, you'll soon be looking at microcruisers."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Montgomery 15 vs Com-Pac 16      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 25, 2004 )

The Advantages of Twin Keels
"There has been a growing interest in twin keel boats in North America. Although some design work has been done here on sail craft of this type, there are more numerous examples in Europe, particularly in Britain. When first developed, these boats had large keels to support them when sitting on the mud flats, causing them to be slow in light airs due to excessive wetted surface. Because of lack of moorage, twin keel boats were the answer to a need for a shallow draft craft which could sit high and dry in the Thames between tides. Yet these very same boats had to be perfectly at home sailing in the strong winds and rough waters of the North Sea and English Channel. They quickly acquired a reputation as good cruisers as their shallow draft and seaworthiness are features at the top of any cruising man's list. The few English-built twin keel boats that have found their way over to Canada and the U.S. have been a disappointment in our lighter wind conditions."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Advantages of Twin Keels      Submitted by Noel Tue Aug 24, 2004 )

Chemotherapy for Rot
"There are two commonly available inexpensive materials that will kill rot in wood and prevent its recurrence. First, there are borates (borax-boric acid mixtures) which have an established record in preventing rot in new wood and in killing rot organisms and wood-destroying insects in infested wood. Second, there is ethylene glycol, most readily available as auto antifreeze-coolant. Glycol is toxic to the whole spectrum of organisms from staphylococcus bacteria to mammals. All of the published material on its effectiveness against wood-destroying fungi and insects that I am aware of is the result of my investigations over the past 15 years."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Chemotherapy for Rot      Submitted by Noel Tue Aug 24, 2004 )

Sailing Ship Rigs
"The sail plans of sailing vessels were many and varied. Beside differences in original design, a ship might undergo a number of changes, depending upon the whims of her owner, captain, or builder, the trade she was used in, or local traditions. These changes were introduced to improve sailing qualities and to provide a rig that could be handled by a smaller crew, thus paying higher returns to shareholders."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sailing Ship Rigs      Submitted by Noel Tue Aug 24, 2004 )

On Building Terrapin 42
"Reuel Parker's Terrapin 42 is an exceptional design for any boatbuilder. I had dreamt of building my own wooden boat, and many are the plans that I had studied with care. I wanted a cruising boat for the Gulf Coast, Bahamas, and something capable of extended trips throughout the Caribbean. It had to be large enough for four adults, but manageable by two when one does not plan to sail round-the-clock. Moreover, since the intended cruising grounds showed that there are many appealing anchorages that can accommodate a draft of 32 in., but not 5 feet, a centerboard seemed appropriate"
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: On Building Terrapin 42      Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 23, 2004 )

Potluck Party Packs
"Stacy McCampbell introduced me to a “potluck pack” when we first met in the Aves Islands, just off the coast of Venezuela. We sailed in to anchor next to a little island where thousands of booby birds nested in mangroves and spectacular reefs surrounded our boats. Our friends Kathy and Jack Grafius, on s/v Dream, were with us, and they knew Stacy and her husband, Dave McCampbell, from the s/v Soggy Paws, the only other boat in the anchorage. Anchors secured, the guys went off hunting and gathering and returned before noon with a great haul of conchs. Kathy invited everyone over to Dream for fresh fried conch. “Bring a dish to share,” she said, five little words that precede many an evening of joy."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Potluck Party Packs      Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 23, 2004 )

Catalina 30 Repower
"The original engine was removed by crane, the engine bed was cleaned and epoxy repaired were it was slightly detached from the hull. This is a common problem with the C30. The owner decided to also remove the prop and shaft for inspection, install a new cutlass bearing, rebuild the stuffing box, and replace the stern tube hose and clamps. Of course, this work is much more easily done with the engine removed. It was also decided to replace all old fuel hoses, exhaust hose, clamps, upgrade the engine intake sea-cock to a 3/4" bronze ball valve, [the original was a 1/2" plastic type] and install a bronze raw water strainer."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Catalina 30 Repower      Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 23, 2004 )

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The Complete Trailer Sailor
E-Charting
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
Duckworks
Shane St. Clair 1
Shane St. Clair 2
Capt. Dave Kyser
Hugh Horton
American Eagle
Trekka 1
Trekka 2
AGLCA
Black Swan
Bluesphere Update
Kruger Canoes 1
Kruger Canoes 2
PDRacer
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
Bumfuzzle
Ted Brewer
Watertribe
Managing the Waterways
The Haskells
Paul Lutus part 1
Paul Lutus part 2
Reese Palley
Fix it and sail
Beachcombers
Pete Goss
George Moffett
Good Old Boat
Ellen Landrum
Towndock
SSCA
Celestial Navigation
Nick Moloney
Iceblink part 1
Iceblink part 2
Outward Bound
Sailblogs
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
Paddlevan
Stickers and Vacation
Sandy Mackinnon part 1
Sandy Mackinnon part 2
The Naked Lady
Eileen Quinn
Gunkhole Marine
Sir Chay Blyth
Kruise for Kids
TheSailingChannel
Project Bluesphere
Dinghies
Celestial Navigation
Distant Shores part 1
Distant Shores part 2
Red Rock Sailing
Luke and DD part 1
Luke and DD part 2
Beneteau
Google Earth
Island Packet Yachts
Offshore Sailing School
Aviva Challenge
Sunsail
Sea Pearl 21
Karen Hansen
Flying scott
Hunter Marine
My first sailboat
Seabreath
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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