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Strip Planking
"A related method (our Stripper) uses strips of wood, edge-glued, faired, then coated inside and out with epoxy and fiberglass cloth. In this method the glue joints are less critical as the hull ends as a composite; the wood serving as a core. The glue joints only need to be rigid enough so that the hull can be faired and glass cloth applied without the hull deflecting from shape. This method is used on canoes and other small boats and planking thicknesses may be as thin as 1/4"."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Strip Planking      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 2, 2004 )

Cruising to and through Russia
"Many yachtsmen are apprehensive about taking their yachts into Russia, and leave them in Helsinki to continue over-land. They need not be worried. The Russians arguably offer the warmest welcome of any European country, while in a St. Petersburg Yacht Club you can feel more secure than in many home ports. The Cruising Association's Honorary Local Representative, Vladimir Ivankiv, falls over backwards to give members and others every help that they need while in St. Petersburg or planning to cruise further into Russia. Russian yachtsmen are invariably helpful to foreign yachtsmen, and many speak English. Although Russia has opened its inland waterways and lakes to foreign yachtsmen, there is some way to go before inland cruising becomes routine. Russia offers a challenge to the adventurous!"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cruising to and through Russia      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 1, 2004 )

Russia's Great Voyages to America 1728-1867
"Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America 1728-1867 tells the story of early Russian maritime exploration in the North Pacific. More than two hundred years ago, Russian naturalists, ethnographers, astronomers, cartographers, geographers and artists first described the west coast of America to the rest of the world. To this day, much of our knowledge about the peoples and places of the North Pacific Ocean is based on those Russian reports, artworks and maps. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Russia's Great Voyages to America 1728-1867      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 1, 2004 )

Fiberglassing a boat
"Resin is applied using disposable brushes and foam rollers. You will also need a squeege for working out excess resin when applying the bond quote. Power sanders will save work during finishing and other sanding operations. The reciprocal/orbital types are safe and easy to use, but are slow and remove only small amounts of material. The disc and belt types are fast, but require some practice for proper control. A foam pad backing disc should be used to minimize gouges. A sanding block can be used in areas where power tools can't be used."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Fiberglassing a boat      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 30, 2004 )

"There is a trend today towards performance-oriented sailboats with fin keels and sloop rigs. They're more efficient to windward than their older counterparts, which is an attractive quality. According to recent surveys, even the offshore cruising sailor today most often prefers a single-masted vessel, the cutter rig, especially on boats under 40- or 45-feet. Mizzenmasts and mizzen sails - ketches and yawls - are not in vogue. But consider that mizzens have been around for a long time; they can be useful in ways that the modern sailor has forgotten."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: MIZZEN MAGIC      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 30, 2004 )

We Built a live-on boat for $300
"The oh so proper yachting press would have you believe that you must spend at least $2,000 to own a twenty-foot cruising sailboat. Hogwash! My lady and I built and outfitted Hina for less than $300 and $90 of that was spent on a suit of used sails alone! Instead of using costly marine hardware, we made our own fittings from scrounged materials. And we combined efficient, modern design concepts with older "tried and true" methods. At the start, we had only limited woodworking skills and a few hand tools no plans and no blueprints to follow. We relied simply on intuition plus what little we could learn about the boat designs of faraway times and places."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: We Built a live-on boat for $300      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 30, 2004 )

"Start teaching your dog the boat's rules from the beginning. Make sure he knows that sheets and halyards aren't toys for him to chew. At the same time, provide him with some toys that he is allowed to pick up or gnaw. Keep these on the boat and available to him. (Shaolin likes tennis balls and coconuts!) Another practice we find very useful is assigning an out-of-the-way place for the dog to go when we're maneuvering or docking. On the command, "Go to your place," we taught Shaolin to move quickly to the after deck where he can sit or lay down comfortably on the lazarette hatch. He's trained to stay there until we release him with, "O.K.!" This keeps out of the way when we're busy tending to the boat."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: CRUISING WITH PUP      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

"Every sailor's cruising life begins somewhere. Mine began in Coconut Grove one bright morning in 1974, with a breeze just fair enough for a single, sweeping tack down Biscayne Bay. I was long-haired, bearded, 20-something, practically penniless and perfectly content as I set off on my first single-handed voyage aboard my first liveaboard sailboat. She was no ordinary sailboat, either. "Thumper" was a converted lifeboat, salvaged from an old Liberty ship being scrapped in the Chesapeake. Built in another era and for another purpose, she sported a stout wooden mast held aloft by cables, deadeyes and lanyards, with a gaff-rigged main and a sadly worn working jib. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: THUMPER      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

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Reese Palley
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Good Old Boat
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Celestial Navigation
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Outward Bound
Lin and Larry Pardey part 1
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Aviva Challenge
Sea Pearl 21
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My first sailboat
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