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Review of the Furuno NAVpilot-500
"The Furuno NAVpilot-500, on the other hand, uses a powerful microprocessor and an advanced system that senses—with help from a companion GPS—your boat’s magnetic heading. It also “learns” the boat on which it is installed, dynamically adjusting its operation in response to your yacht’s speed, trim and draft, as well as set and drift of the tide, wind and sea state. What a difference 40 years can make."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Review of the Furuno NAVpilot-500      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 23, 2004 )

Boat Stability
"Now, imagine the following: I built a small raft of two balls close to each other. The ball will be submerged a little by the weight (=gravity force)of the raft. If I then heel the raft one ball goes deeper and one ball goes up. The ball that goes deeper want to float up more as the ball that goes up. So, The lower side tends to go up."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Boat Stability      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 23, 2004 )

Downtown Rome by Boat
"Soon the surroundings began to look terribly familiar. This was indeed the center of Rome – I was at the Isola Tiberina (the Tiber Island ) which is near Trastevere where my sister lives. People were looking down at me from an ancient ruined bridge and from the scaffolding of a building being restored on the island. I approached the island only to find yet another waterfall – this time smaller – blocking my way. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Downtown Rome by Boat      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 22, 2004 )

EMS Satcom Fleet 55 System
"The system comprises two components—SeaWave’s Integrator 3.0 interface module and EMS Satcom’s Fleet 55 satellite terminal—which team up to create one multi-port communication system. With its wide area of coverage and least-cost routing for phone, fax, data, video and Internet services, the system is sure to be a welcome addition to any yacht heading afar."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: EMS Satcom Fleet 55 System      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 22, 2004 )

Couples and Forces
"A couple is the tendency to rotate. It consists of two forces, a force and its opposite force, with distance between them. The bigger the forces and the bigger the distance between them the bigger the couple. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Couples and Forces      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 22, 2004 )

The Alberg 30
"With more than 710 built over two decades, the Alberg 30 is a Canadian success story with American and Swedish connections. In 1962, six folkboat racers from Toronto's National Yacht Club decided that they wanted a bigger boat. They asked Kurt Hansen of Whitby Boat Works to find a suitable design and build it for them."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Alberg 30      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 22, 2004 )

Ships resistance
"In general there are two types of boundary layers: the laminar and the turbulent. The laminar boundary layer is a nice smooth boundary layer. Very close to the hull its speed is 0 and the farther away from the hull the higher the speed becomes, until it reaches the ship speed. This laminar flow has a low frictional loss, but is not easy to maintain when it gets thicker. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Ships resistance      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 19, 2004 )

Interview with Nick Moloney
"Nick Moloney is one of very few guys who get to do what many of us here at Anarchy would dearly love to do - sail at the highest level of the sport in some of the wildest boats going round. His sailing CV reads like the ultimate adventure story and includes: Two Americas Cups, winning a Sydney-Hobart, racing around the world with DC on Toshiba in a Whitbread, racing on the open 60 Kingfisher with the legendary Ellen Macarthur and with Sam Davies,setting records with Steve Fossett on PlayStation, winning the Route Du Rhum, windsurfing non-stop across notorious Bass Strait and sailing as the only non-Frenchman on Bruno Peyron's Orange maxi catamaran when she set the (still) current Jules Verne record for the fastest sailing circumnavigation."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Interview with Nick Moloney      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 19, 2004 )

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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
Shane St. Clair 1
Shane St. Clair 2
Capt. Dave Kyser
Hugh Horton
American Eagle
Trekka 1
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Black Swan
Bluesphere Update
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Kruger Canoes 2
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
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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
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
Microcruising part 2
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
Luke part 1
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Kite Quest 200
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