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Installing a Bilge Pump
"The pump was a centrifugal-type pump, with an enormous rating for output in terms of gallons-per-hour. I never could understand how that little pump was going to push all that water up through the 0.75-inch-ID outlet hose fitting. It would clear the keel sump, but it would take a minute or two to pump a gallon or so of water out. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Installing a Bilge Pump      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 28, 2004 )

The Log of the SERENITY
"We sail into South Benjamin and try to anchor under sail only, again, but we have the bow of the boat in 6 feet of water and I yell for the engine. We back away safely under motor. We anchor for lunch near the entrance, then we move farther in to reduce our exposure to a SW swell, although there is still a northerly wind. Good thing we move because about 1800 the wind hauls all the way to SW, and we are now just in the lee of the windbreak from the western half of the island. We would have been really exposed in our first anchorage, and, even here, we are riding a surge and thinking about moving a third time."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Log of the SERENITY      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 27, 2004 )

Pattern-Making with a Jogglestick
"Is there a better way? Sure! Let's take a look in the toolbox of a nineteenth-century shipfitter. You'll probably see a gadget that looks like a pumped-up, coarse-toothed, wooden saber-saw blade. It's a "jogglestick"— sometimes called a "pattern stick"—and it's nothing more than a pointed wooden batten about 1½" x 24" overall, with deep (c. 1"), asymmetrical teeth cut along one edge. ... No, it's not state of the art. But it works. And that's the important thing, isn't it? The jogglestick on your basement workbench has come a long way from the naval dockyards of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Pattern-Making with a Jogglestick      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

A Stitch in Time
"Fortunately, stitching up a tear isn't difficult. But you need to know how, and you need a few simple tools. If you carry a ditty bag like mine, you've already got everything you'll want: needles, thread, patching material, and a sailmaker's palm. Add a sharp knife and you're ready to roll."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Stitch in Time      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 25, 2004 )

Hauling Out
"After leaving some bottom paint and a little gelcoat on the rock, and taking some solace in seeing all the other streaks of bottom paint on it, we headed for the nearest boatyard to make some repairs. By the way, when we told the guy at the boatyard that we'd made contact with Phantom Rock, he seemed very familiar with it. I'm sure it had referred him many customers."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Hauling Out      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 25, 2004 )

"In the center of the Philippines, in the Sibuyan Sea, is a seemingly endless collection of islands, stretching like stepping stones in every direction. Within this group, and far from the reach of Islamic terrorists on islands to the south, is the well-known resort island of Boracay. A steady stream of tourists, as well as a few cruising yachts, are attracted to its kilometers-long sugary white beaches, water sports and lively beachside discos. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: CRUISING THE PHILIPPINES BANTON  ISLAND      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 24, 2004 )

The Epoxy Cure
"Instead of taking the boat to a fiberglass repair shop, I decided to fix these blemishes myself. They were not just a cosmetic problem, because any breech in the watertight integrity of the Boston Whaler hull could allow the foam-filled interior to become saturated with water."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Epoxy Cure      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Seven Day Voyage to Manitoulin Island
"We sail--we surf!--smartly down the narrow channel, its small red and green buoys wildly bobbing in the path of the 12-14 foot waves rolling through us. Once inside the breakwater, we come round and, with a few hails from a handful of folks standing by to help us, head for our berth, an end slip facing dead to wind. A few seconds more and we will be on land again! "Hey", the guys yell from the dock, "you don't have any fenders out!" Fenders, hell, we can put a little scrape in the gellcoat--no one would complain about it under these circumstances. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Seven Day Voyage to Manitoulin Island      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 22, 2004 )

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