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Cruising Boat Check List
"Most cruising boats run aground at one time or another, and sometimes at speed. Some keel designs are much better suited to withstand a hard grounding without damage than others. In my experience (having run aground in varying conditions and areas) the best type of keel for serious cruising is relatively long, where the keel is either part of the hull with the ballast added internally and then heavily fiberglassed over, or else attached to a substantial stub which is an integral part of the hull. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cruising Boat Check List      Submitted by Noel Thu May 20, 2004 )

Moving Aboard
"Adjusting to life onboard wasn't easy at first. Just like moving into a new house, it takes a while before it feels like home. I think we felt like we were still staying in some kind of strange hotel for the first few weeks. Its takes a while to get your "sea legs" and not sway every time you go on land. Once we got most of our stuff unpacked we started to feel more at home. Then it was getting used to living in essentially a 7' x 7' area. We now refer to it as "cozy" and are very attached to our floating home. Everything we do now, makes it more "ours.""

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Moving Aboard      Submitted by Noel Tue May 18, 2004 )

St Helena Voyage The Rebirth of Brigadoon
"She had 18-inches of water above the cabin floor. When I looked down that hatch I thought," oh no.' But I saw through that and I went through the boat and saw that she needed a lot of work but she was a good boat. So I trucked her up here and took all the paint off and everything. There was one bulkhead that had been rotted through. He had some type of cleaner that had been stored near the head, the can had disintegrated and it took out the bulkhead.  "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: St Helena Voyage The Rebirth of Brigadoon      Submitted by Noel Mon May 17, 2004 )

West Marine founder Randy Repass new yacht
"Wylie's design is based on an efficient, narrow hull that has little wetted surface and excels in a wide range of conditions under sail or power. A multi-purpose pilothouse with galley, saloon and interior steering station defines the topside profile. Panoramic windows provide lots of natural light and a view for diners and the cook. And an interior steering station - with a transparent overhead hatch to check sail trim - makes standing watch in dreary weather more comfortable.  "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: West Marine founder Randy Repass new yacht      Submitted by Noel Sun May 16, 2004 )

Repairing and Repainting of an Outboard Motor
"Epoxy thickened with some filler materials make the perfect goop for filling holes like these. Epoxy is strong, it adheres well, and you can get it formulated for the marine environment. I like West System Epoxy. You can buy it in small repair kits. You might find something that works as well and is cheaper, but in the quantities needed to fill a few holes, the difference in price is probably about a dollar."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Repairing and Repainting of an Outboard Motor      Submitted by Noel Sat May 15, 2004 )

"This is how I arrived alone at Tikopia, a remote and unspoilt island at the far eastern end of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Tikopia stands out from the ocean like a green fortress, surrounded by coral and pounding surf. The population of about 1,000 still lived a traditional lifestyle without electricity, motor vehicles, or shops. For a freedom loving cruising sailor, the total lack of officialdom – there is no police force or immigration officers – is a welcome change from the tedious and costly bureaucratic controls forced on cruisers in virtually every country we visit."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: TIKOPIA  UNSPOILT      Submitted by Noel Thu May 13, 2004 )

On Board: Morris 62
"When I say perfect, I mean “complete and lacking nothing essential; excellent or ideal in every way; having all the necessary or typical characteristics required for a given situation” (Merriam-Webster). Perfection is what a yachtsman gets when he selects a designer and builder who know how to interpret his visions—in this case, Visions of Johanna, Morris 62, hull number one."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: On Board: Morris 62      Submitted by Noel Wed May 12, 2004 )

Nacra A2 Catamarans
"The International A-Class Catamaran is a high-performance ³box rule² International Sailing Federation design specification dictating an 18-foot long, 7-1/2 foot wide catamaran with 150 square feet of sail area and a minimum weight of 165 pounds."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Nacra A2 Catamarans      Submitted by Noel Tue May 11, 2004 )

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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
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EarthNC Plus
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Cast Off
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Chief of Watertribe 2
Dave and Anke 1
Dave and Anke 2
Michael Storer 1
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Serge Testa
Floating Fox
Fine Tolerance 1
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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
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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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Graham Byrnes
SoCal Potters
World Cruising Club
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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
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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
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