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Floating Office: The Boat as a Home Office
"With the power and features found on modern laptops, I simply don't see the benefit of having a large desk-top computer crammed away into various places on board.  Laptops offer another advantage to the home worker.  Whenever I feel the hulls of Candide closing in on me and I need to get out of the cabin for a while, I can simply unplug the laptop and take it to a coffee shop or library to continue my work. "
Story

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Floating Office: The Boat as a Home Office      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

How to Balance your Boat
"Every boat has a center of buoyancy (CB), which is the center of the underwater volume of the vessel.  She also has a center of gravity (CG) which is where all the mass would be concentrated if it had to be compressed to a single point.  If the boat is to float properly on her design waterline, then the CG must be in line vertically with the CB.... if it’s not, then the boat will correct for it by changing trim (and thus underwater shape) until the new CB is in a vertical line with the CG.   "
Story

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: How to Balance your Boat      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

Why do I do this?
"Why do I live aboard a small boat?  Believe me, sometimes I wonder.  There are moments when the inconveniences of life aboard a small boat stop me in my tracks and make me wonder about the wisdom of the choice to live like this.  I've lived aboard for over 13 years now, the first eight on a 43-foot Wauquiez Amphitrite ketch and the last five on a Baba 30"
Story

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Why do I do this?      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 10, 2004 )

zCAPN and Tux's Adventure
"When we arrived in Mobile Bay and saw the fog, we powered up the notebook and attached the RS-232 cable to the GPS. The chart came up as expected and promptly located my position. The iPAQ then loaded, and I proceeded to insert the proper IP address for the CAPN Voyager server running the notebook. The PDA slowly brought up an exact duplicate of the display on the notebook. The iPAQ was the controller from that point forward and offered the ability to change the zoom level on the notebook simultaneously. I found it exciting that I could walk around the boat and monitor my location on exact duplicates of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association) charts produced by SoftChart International."
Story

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: zCAPN and Tux's Adventure      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

Making or Breaking a First Mate
"Being prepared as a first mate is of great benefit to both partners. Knowing that you will be able to handle the boat on your own in case of emergency can make cruising more enjoyable—the first mate knows she will be able to handle the boat in case of emergency, and the skipper knows she knows."
Story

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Making or Breaking a First Mate      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

A Multihull Primer
"The fundamental difference between the two broad classes of boats is the method used to provide righting moment, which balances the heeling moment applied by the wind’s force on the sails.  If you just took a canoe and attached a mast with a big piece of cloth, it would sail downwind just fine… but trying to sail “off the wind” would likely lead to immediate capsize.  Monohulls solve this problem with a heavy keel (usually made of lead to maximize the ratio of weight to surface area and resulting hydrodynamic drag); multihulls solve it with additional buoyancy located away from the centerline of the boat."
Story

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Multihull Primer      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 8, 2004 )

Boat Brokers
"One thing about boat brokers...a LOT of them live on board!  Over the years, I've come to know several of them.  I've learned from them an important aspect of their job which isn't advertised heavily enough (in my opinion).  If you like a particular broker, he or she can represent you on any boat purchase you make!"
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( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Boat Brokers      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 8, 2004 )

Cruising Lake Ontario — One Great Lake
"Our favorite route on Lake Ontario takes us from Pultneyville to Waupoos Island, Canada. The crossing is 58 miles with 44 miles over open water. We check in with the Canadian authorities at Waupoos by phone. One can anchor out behind Waupoos Island or go into the Waupoos Marina on the mainland. We do both, but most often stay at the marina so we can do the check-in. Besides, they have free blueberry muffins and coffee in the morning. "
Story

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Cruising Lake Ontario — One Great Lake      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 7, 2004 )

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Podcasts:
in chronological order

The Complete Trailer Sailor
E-Charting
Simple Sailor 1
Simple Sailor 2
Phil Bolger 1
Phil Bolger 2
On Island Time
Marvin Creamer 1
Marvin Creamer 2
Jay Fitzgerald 1
Jay Fitzgerald 2
Container Yachts
Ancient Mariners 1
Ancient Mariners 2
EarthNC Plus
Mike Harker
Cast Off
Chief of Watertribe 1
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
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
Trekka 2
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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