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A captain's ticket
"The advantages of the master's license are obvious for those who make their living at running boats, even in the recreational marine industry — sightseeing, whale-watching, fishing-party ("head") boats, etc. — but what about the recreational sailor? Well, many boat owners who use their boats primarily for pleasure voyaging also occasionally — or perhaps even regularly — seek delivery assignments, and the master's license is clearly advantageous for them. Also, most insurance companies will offer discounted rates to licensed owners."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A captain's ticket      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 23, 2004 )

"I hopped up into the cockpit and glanced aft. There, looking for all the world like a small, injured whale, was our dinghy dragging upside down behind us. She must have broached to a breaking wave and been rolled over - something that had never happened before. Now the tow was forcing her bow down, creating an enormous drag which, like a sea anchor, slowed SPARROW to a crawl in spite of the straining headsail. My immediate verbal response to this predicament would never survive an editor's censorship."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: DINGHY DANGLING      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 23, 2004 )

"In marinas as well as at anchor, make it a habit to lock up your boat whenever you leave it. Hatches should be dogged down from the inside and the companionway secured with a stout padlock. An internal lock is even better because it can't be severed by hack saw or bolt cutters. If you're going ashore in the evening, leave a cabin light on, and perhaps the radio playing, to make it look and sound as if someone's home. Clear the decks of all easily removable gear, such as binoculars, cameras, dive gear, etc. and, if an outboard motor is stored on a rail bracket, chain and lock it."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A SERPENT IN THE GARDEN      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 23, 2004 )

"Once they reached a safe distance, they stopped. Only then could they take stock of their situation. Most of the men, aroused from their bunks, were dressed only in shorts. Any emergency provisions were lost with the life rafts. They were five men in an open boat, hundreds of miles to windward of the Bahamas, with no sail, no food, no fresh water, and no shelter. The overloaded skiff was already taking on water in the rough seas. On the plus side, they did have a flare gun and five rocket flares, which Captain Floccher had grabbed as he fled the pilothouse. And there was the possibility, the hope that someone had heard his MAYDAY call. But another vessel would have had to be within 30 miles to have heard his VHF signal, maybe closer to have understood the message. It didn't look good at all."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: FIRE AT SEA      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 22, 2004 )

The Cruiser's Galley Guide
"Cooking at sea is inherently different than in a stable kitchen ashore. Most yachts have a gimballed stove that stays horizontal as the boat tilts. Be aware that opening the oven door can tilt the stove and deposit your meal on the galley sole."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Cruiser's Galley Guide      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 22, 2004 )

From the Experts on Lightning
"When there are very few real experts on a subject, it is a rare and wonderful privilege to learn directly from one of them. Such an opportunity was presented when Dr. Mary Anne Cooper was invited to speak at the annual meeting of Wilderness Medical Associates instructors in October. Cooper is an experienced emergency physician and researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and one of the world’s two or three leading experts on lightning and lightning injuries."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: From the Experts on Lightning      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 22, 2004 )

Hurricane Preparedness
"In 1996 Ventana dodged two hurricanes along the US east coast and finally was hit by a third one as we waited at Vineyard Haven in Martha’s Vineyard. Fortunately we had several days notice to prepare the boat. Our first decision was where to position the boat. While we could have stayed on the secure moorings inside the breakwater we were most worried about other boats that may not be properly secured. With that in mind we proceeded into the lagoon where we could anchor far from other boats."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Hurricane Preparedness      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 20, 2004 )

"Ah, but there are better ways, alternatives to this common, inefficient method of deriving ship's electrical energy from running the ship's main propulsion engine. The energy we need is available from the sun, wind, and water, and from more efficient fossil-fueled engines. When combined in an integrated energy system, these contemporary sources can relieve the engine of double duty as a generator by providing 12-volt power for operating on board equipment, including refrigeration."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: THE INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEM      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 20, 2004 )

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Simple Sailor 1
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Phil Bolger 1
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On Island Time
Marvin Creamer 1
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Jay Fitzgerald 1
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Container Yachts
Ancient Mariners 1
Ancient Mariners 2
EarthNC Plus
Mike Harker
Cast Off
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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
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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
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Black Swan
Bluesphere Update
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Chesapeake Light Craft
Don Backe of CRAB
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Spirit of S.C.
Gannon & Benjamin
Center for wooden boats
Canal Boat
Caribbean Compass
Mahina Expeditions
Exit Only Part 1
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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
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Stickers and Vacation
Sandy Mackinnon part 1
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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
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More Luke stories
Kite Quest 200
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