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Panama Anchorages
"This portion of Panama’s coast has been a hidden treasure. Many cruisers virtually blast through this area, intent on going to or coming from the canal. Those who do linger here find safe anchorages, good diving, friendly natives, white sand beaches populated by hermit crabs, and, of course, awesome sunsets."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Panama Anchorages      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Sealing Decks
"Before I review the proper procedure for making those holes in the boat, let’s talk about how boats, and primarily decks, are made. Almost every production boat deck is made in a female mold. The first step is to thoroughly wax the mold. This allows easy removal of the deck from the mold and provides the smooth, shiny surface you will see in the finished deck."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sealing Decks      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

Transiting the Panama Canal
"The Panama Canal is 50 miles long from deep water in the Pacific to deep water in the Atlantic. It runs northwest to southeast with the Atlantic entrance 33.5 miles north and 27 miles west of the Pacific entrance. The average ship requires about 8 to 10 hours to complete a transit; a cruising yacht takes a bit longer."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Transiting the Panama Canal      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

The Kuna Indian Culture
"The residents of Kuna Yala, the local name for the San Blas Islands and adjacent mainland, are the most truly native Americans (in the sense that they have retained their original lands) that I have encountered. They can be gracious hosts, and at the same time very adept and enterprising business people."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Kuna Indian Culture      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 2, 2004 )

A Boater's Walk Around Tarpon Springs
"Along the wooden dock we go, and silently greet some of the locals;  "Al," the 5-foot alligator who lives in the muddy shallows between the mangroves and the dock, a few snowy egrets and a little green heron plying the mudflats for lunch, and the great blue heron who "owns" the reed-lined mudflat just east of the dock gate. As we cross the parking lot, a mating pair of ospreys is guarding their huge nest in the tree next to the office."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Boater's Walk Around Tarpon Springs      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 2, 2004 )

Sailing the Atlantic, Cruising the Caribbean
"Scrutineering complete, we set sail from Torquay in very light conditions. The trip to Crosshaven was uneventful but frustrating, as the winds were either non-existant or on the nose. We arrived somewhere in the middle of the fleet on handicap. After a few days of Irish hospitality we set off for Treguier and it was then, about 30 miles out in F6-7, that we had our problem. Sarah was steering, which was fairly hard work in those conditions, and I was down at the chart table, when the boat suddenly luffed up. Sarah shouted down that she had lost all steering. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sailing the Atlantic, Cruising the Caribbean      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 1, 2004 )

13 Creature Comforts for a Liveaboard Life
"On Nehalennia, the cockpit is like another room. We have a full dodger and bimini, and two sets of removable windows/screens to provide (when needed) an all-around enclosure.  We also have a front window that can be unzipped and rolled down for flow-through ventilation, a small cockpit table, a "porch light," and plugs for outdoor speakers and portable fans."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: 13 Creature Comforts for a Liveaboard Life      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 1, 2004 )

The Okeechobee Waterway
"Perhaps it was my proximity to Orlando that prompted me to liken the Okeechobee Waterway to an EPCOT Center version of the Panama Canal. The trip followed the same steps:  Locking up to lake level; traversing the lake; and then locking back down to sea level. The locks were smaller, the water hazards far less, and there were not enormous cargo ships or cruiser liners going through with us. For me, transiting the Okeechobee Waterway was like going through the Panama Canal Zone again, with all of the fun and none of the risks."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Okeechobee Waterway      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 31, 2004 )

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My first sailboat
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