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DESIGNS WITH STAYING POWER     
"Propelled to notoriety by the writing of cruiser-authors Lin and Larry Pardey, the Bristol Channel Cutter has become synonymous with seaworthy passagemaker. Inspired by the 19th century working cutters of England's west coast, designer Lyle Hess wanted a heavy displacement vessel that could sail well with cargo and withstand the punishment of crossing oceans. Custom made of fiberglass with wood details, the 28-foot BCC has a long full keel, a large interior for extra provisions, and a loyal following among cruisers. "
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: DESIGNS WITH STAYING POWER           Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 9, 2004 )

Anchor Right to Stay Put
"In the years I've been sailing, I've witnessed countless anchoring antics: There was the Caribbean bare-boater who heaved a spaghetti jumble of hook, line and chain over the bow, then jumped into the dinghy and disappeared ashore while the yacht drifted irresolutely out to sea. And the weekend warrior who showed up in a popular Biscayne Bay hideaway with no anchor aboard at all! It's amazing how few sailors really know how to anchor their boats well. Anchoring poorly endangers not only the skipper's own boat, but every other vessel in the harbor. Even if your anchor does usually hold, take a moment now to review these practical pointers - tips on how to anchor under power so that, come hell or high water, your boat will stay where you put it."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Anchor Right to Stay Put      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 8, 2004 )

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY — AT RISK
"Generations of cruising sailors have gunkholed the Intracoastal Waterway, enjoying its destinations and pleasures while avoiding the rigors of the ocean and the dangers of an offshore rounding of Cape Hatteras. Many is the race boat that has zipped up or down in a hurry, missing the destinations and pleasures while avoiding the stress of an offshore delivery. But the ICW is not in good shape. Funding cuts, neglect—they're taking a toll on the ICW to such a point that the state of Florida, which has its own program to keep the ICW active and deep, has officials who worry that they'll end up with the only workable portion of the system. "
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY — AT RISK      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 7, 2004 )

Swap Meet On The Rio
"One event that draws characters out of the woodwork is the Saturday-morning swap meet at Mario's Marina. Anyone with an odd fitting or broken radio migrates there around 9:30 to unload it. Once we settled in pretty Tortugal Marina in August, before we set off backpacking the country, Douglas and I cleaned out, washed, and inventoried every locker on Ithaka. Anything we hadn't used in a year and a half of cruising (excepting spares), we piled into bags and dinghied over to Mario's and offered it up to the highest bidders."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Swap Meet On The Rio      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 6, 2004 )

The Measure of a Year
"The charts call this archipelago the San Blas Islands, but the Kuna, who remain culturally apart from Panama, call it Kuna Yala, the Kuna Nation. Over the next three months, we lived among the Kuna, anchoring inside the reefs in lagoons of liquid turquoise, behind little cays packed with palms and fringed with blinding white beach. When we swam, spotted eagle rays soared alongside, and nurse sharks slept below under coral ledges. We feasted nightly on freshly caught fish, lobster and giant crabs."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Measure of a Year      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 6, 2004 )

Christmas in Cartagena
"The Old City is dressed up for the fiesta of fiestas. Plazas, cafes, palaces, noble homes, museums, and shops are outlined in sparkling white lights. Courtyard restaurants are bathed in candlelight. We stroll 20 minutes from Ithaka, over the bridge, through the clock-tower portico in the 500-year-old colonial Spanish wall surrounding the city, into the labyrinth of antique buildings. Behind enormous wooden doors are lush private gardens. On every street, balconies are draped with flowering vines -- reds, purples and yellows - and from inside wafts the Spanish version of familiar carols. It's Christmas in Cartagena."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Christmas in Cartagena      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 5, 2004 )

A San Blas Diary
"The islands of the eastern San Blas, sprinkled with tiny, primitive Kuna villages, are as beautiful as the islands to the west. The difference is that the Kunas here have less contact with the developed world. There's an innocense about them. One day ashore, we meet Horatio, who's probably 60, looks 75, taught himself English, and offers to take us hiking. We politely say we don't mind walking alone. "Sahila say no," Horatio insists, referring to the strict village chief who'd been upset when a German couple had once been spotted swimming nude. Horatio will make sure our clothes stay on. "
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A San Blas Diary      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 5, 2004 )

Reflex Actions
"Mid-boom of end-boom, a traveler serves three functions.  On a reach, it can be let down directly under the boom to hold it down, serving like a boom vang.  When sailing closehauled in light or moderate wind, you can make the boat point higher by pulling the traveler car to windward until the boom is on the centerline, always keeping that top mainsail leech telltale streaming."
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Reflex Actions      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 3, 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
Marvin Creamer 2
Jay Fitzgerald 1
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Container Yachts
Ancient Mariners 1
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EarthNC Plus
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Cast Off
Chief of Watertribe 1
Chief of Watertribe 2
Dave and Anke 1
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Michael Storer 1
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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
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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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