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A Lesson in One-Oarsmanship
"Why scull? It's slower than rowing, but because you can look ahead, it's useful in crowded harbors, working up a narrow creek, or through fields of skim ice. You can move a pulling boat sideways when making a landing, or easily propel a boat much heavier than you can row, It is also an ideal way to move an outboard skiff a short way when fishing, or get home if you have a breakdown. Sculling can be especially handy when your dinghy is filled with groceries, or when the dew is heavy and you'd like to start the day with dry trousers. And though it looks difficult, sculling is simple, once you get the knack."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Lesson in One-Oarsmanship      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 6, 2004 )

Putting Your Best Oar Behind You
"The most common gunning oar is a bent-bladed oar about 8 feet long with the tip 6 inches or so out of line with the shaft axis. The blade is thin, with an asymmetric section, flat side down, convex side up. This is the same section found in a straight gunning oar, which has an extremely long, thin blade, narrower at the tip than at the shoulder. By curving the top of the blade, less wrist twist is needed in the stroke. Steering these floats with a curved sculling oar was a problem."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Putting Your Best Oar Behind You      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 6, 2004 )

NormsBoat - The Replacement of a Dovekie
"So... After selling my Dovekie, I began searching for a replacement which would be comparable with Shallow Water Sailing. I wanted a boat in which I could walk from stern to bow without crawling, and secondarily, self rescuing. (after my capsize on the 1988 Elk River Spring Cruise, I feel as if I have not sailed as aggressively as I would like). I did not need a boat as big as Dovekie for my single handing, and if it was under 20 feet, perhaps it would fit in a garage with room to spare for working on it.  I looked at Bolger's Camper, an 18 foot design based on his Birdwatcher. I had seen (but not sailed) a Birdwatcher built by Jim Michalak, so I also considered a few of Jim's designs. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: NormsBoat - The Replacement of a Dovekie      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 6, 2004 )

A Day in the Life
"After just 5 hours of fitful sleep, this will be a tough watch. 03:05   After bidding Suzie goodnight I poke my head topsides and have a look around.  The first thing I notice as my eyes are still half shut is the intensity of the moon.  It’s so bright it almost makes me squint.  The sky is virtually cloudless and as I begin to focus, I notice how the reflection of the moon off the water makes everything look surreal.  Once I’m sure there are no hazards to worry about, I settle in at the navigation station for a look at the instruments. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Day in the Life      Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 5, 2004 )

Columbus and Celestial Navigation
"In celestial navigation, the navigator observes celestial bodies (Sun, Moon and stars) to measure his latitude. (In Columbus's day, it was usually impossible to measure your longitude.) Even in ancient times, it was fairly easy to find your latitude by looking at the Sun and stars, as long as you weren't too concerned about accuracy. Each star has a celestial latitude, or declination. If you know the declination of a star that is directly overhead, that's the same as your latitude on earth. Even if a star isn't directly overhead, if you can measure the angle between the star and the overhead point (called the zenith), you can still determine your latitude that way -- provided you measure the star at the time of night that it is highest in the sky."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Columbus and Celestial Navigation      Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 5, 2004 )

A Slow Boat to Anywhere
"The shipboard life of Royal Clipper, without casinos, nightclubs or a thousand other passengers, agreed with my friend Margaret and me. Instead of lavish entertainments, our captain, Klaus Mueller, held forth on the bridge with charismatic presence: on one evening recounting the era of giant windjammers, such as the Preussen of Germany’s Flying P line, which inspired Royal Clipper; on another, giving the most eloquent account of celestial navigation I’ve heard. Sunsets were an unearthly experience, for when the mood took him, Mueller shouldered the bagpipes of his adopted Scotland and played until twilight swallowed our bow."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Slow Boat to Anywhere      Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 5, 2004 )

Traditional Navigation in the Western Pacific
"Traditional navigators of the Central Caroline Islands provide a case in point. The Carolinian art of navigation includes a sizable body of knowledge developed to meet the needs of ocean voyaging for distances of up to several hundred miles among the tiny islands and atolls of Micronesia. Lacking writing, local navigators have had to commit to memory their knowledge of the stars, sailing directions, seamarks, and how to read the waves and clouds to determine currents and predict weather."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Traditional Navigation in the Western Pacific      Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 4, 2004 )

Reefing madness on the Lagoon 410
"We were sailing a Lagoon 410, a product of the design genius of Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost whose VPLP design firm has produced a string of race-winning ORMA trimarans, including Lakota and Bayer (ex-Primagaz). Less exotic multis include the Lagoon 380, 470 and 570, as well as the 67. The first 410 was launched in the summer of 1998, and this June hull number 100 will hit the water. The most distinctive aspect of the 410 is the semicircle of portlights  surrounding the saloon. The windows are vertical, with a small “eyebrow” molded in to provide shade from the tropical sun."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Reefing madness on the Lagoon 410      Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 4, 2004 )

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