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The R Tucker Thompson
"The passengers and crew eventually stopped watching my aerial escapades and had quite forgotten me, until suddenly someone pointed at the rigging. I had climbed beyond the crosstrees to a place where I could stand on top of the lower mast. I was thrilled. I stayed there some time, imagining how it must have been for the sailors of old to stay their watch, searching the horizon for sails. I was Jack Aubrey in my mind."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The R Tucker Thompson      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Antigua’s Safe Haven
"The best vantage point for viewing this picturesque panorama—the crow’s nest, so to speak—is the old fortress up on Shirley Heights, where the British Army maintained a base during the 18th and 19th centuries. From its lofty signal-gun emplacement, visitors can look out to a narrow channel guarded by the ruins of Fort Berkeley to the outer harbor, then to the inner harbor and the complex of buildings and marinas known as Nelson’s Dockyard."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Antigua’s Safe Haven      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 26, 2004 )

Liveaboard Size
"You're thinking like a landowner. The bigger the space the more *stuff* you'll stuff into it. Just what do you have that requires so much space? Rear projection TV and 5-channel digital sound? Acres of closet space for the suits and clothes you'll never wear? Closets to store things you've probably never touched or can't remember the last time you used? The need to roast whole oxen? What? "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Liveaboard Size      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 26, 2004 )

Staking a Claim
"Read your policy! Contact the insurance company by phone and in writing as soon as possible after a loss. Keep detailed notes with names and dates. Take pictures of the damage. Don’t assume the agent who sold you your policy has greater influence than you do; deal directly with the insurance company if necessary."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Staking a Claim      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 26, 2004 )

Deserting the Corner Office
"Satellite-based services are the trend, and to access these services, you’ll need to purchase the appropriate hardware. This will include an antenna system and controller unit, which are connected to one or more of your boat’s PC workstations using an Ethernet or wireless hookup. Also, you’ll need a contract for the satellite service itself."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Deserting the Corner Office      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 25, 2004 )

The Making of A Fine Yacht
"We're not so much about cruisers here at SA, but we are about guys who are into their craft and present it in a way that tends to separate them from the pack. Some of you old timers like me remember the Stephens 47 from a few years back, a popular cruiser. Bill Stephens, the guy behind the 47 is back and this time with new Perry designed 53. here he shares his story. Enjoy."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Making of A Fine Yacht      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 25, 2004 )

Old-school celestial navigation
"Simply put, it’s worth learning because it remains the ultimate non-electronic navigational tool. The common perception is celestial navigation is too complicated for the average yachtsman. Although it requires commitment, it’s easier than you might think. If you know a few basics, such as finding the noon sight, finding the sun sight and using a sextant, you’ll have enough tools to determine your location."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Old-school celestial navigation      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 24, 2004 )

Sailing Down the Highway
"One gem is the Sirius 21/22 built by Vandestadt and McGruer Ltd. of Owen Sound, Ont. a company which had a strong 25-year history before finally closing its doors in 1987. Designed at Vandestadt, the Sirius 21/22 was an innovative boat and indeed is said to be the first North American production-built, ballasted cruising boat with positive flotation. In a more expensive procedure, closed-cell foam was injected into some compartments, then into the gap between the inner and outer hull the full length and up to the deck level. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sailing Down the Highway      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 24, 2004 )

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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
Mike Harker
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
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Black Swan
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Chesapeake Light Craft
Don Backe of CRAB
Sven Yrvind 1
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Gannon & Benjamin
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Canal Boat
Caribbean Compass
Mahina Expeditions
Exit Only Part 1
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Graham Byrnes
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World Cruising Club
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Grahame Shannon
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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
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Lightning and Sailboats
Microcruising part 1
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Around in 8 Feet part 1
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The Naked Lady
Eileen Quinn
Gunkhole Marine
Sir Chay Blyth
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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
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Offshore Sailing School
Aviva Challenge
Sea Pearl 21
Karen Hansen
Flying scott
Hunter Marine
My first sailboat
Delphi yachts
Lats and Atts
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Spirit Investigations
Running aground
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