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A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing
"There is something about the look of the Martin 242 that makes it stand out in the gaggle of 24-footers you find in most marinas today. It's difficult for it to hide. The tall fractional rig, with its huge main, is a dead giveaway. This is not your ordinary weekender. There is something about its knuckled forefront and wide, slightly racked transom that suggests speed and power. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 19, 2004 )

Paradise in a Pinch
"The new entrance to the marina is the old commercial channel. The approach is straight down the fairway indicated by lighted markers on the breakwater. It is, by my measure, the easiest landing in the Bahamas and one of the few that can be easily mastered by the color-blind. Even so, it is unwise to wander the Bahamas without proper charts and an up-to-date cruising guide."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Paradise in a Pinch      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )

Tuning Sails
"The principle of tuning is rather simple, but since there are so much variables it will always stay an art, rather then science. Science, like the theory presented here, might help you develop the art more, see it as an school for arts. Most sailors only know "In heavy wind have all as flat as possible, In light winds have a deep curvature. I will not explain what line to pull to flatten the luff, That is dependant on what boat you are sailing, and might change some other things to. For example: if you loosen the vang to get more twist, the mast will straighten also if it is flexible. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Tuning Sails      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )

The new AC 4.5 mini America's Cup boat
"The Mini 12s were born in the America's Cup frenzy around Newport in the early 80s, but were never designed as a one design, rather, they took the designs of famous 12 meters. Racing them in fleets involved a handicapping system of weighing both boat and skipper and equalizing all boat weights. The class faded, and now the only truly active Mini 12 fleet is at the Seattle Yacht Club."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The new AC 4.5 mini America's Cup boat      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )

Reaching Kids - Ocean Racing & Education
" Additionally, BCMS, in conjunction with the Junior League of Erie, PA, operates the only adaptive sailing program in the region, Erie Adaptive Sailing Experience (EASE), which in June 2004 will host the North American Championships for Access Dinghies. Honestly, these guys have a fantastic program. We need more sailors and organizations like them. Thanks to Jim, Richard, and Ramone, as well as the hundreds of kids who will participate in the building of our boat! "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Reaching Kids - Ocean Racing & Education      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )

Life at sea, marinas one way to live lite
"You can, for instance, simplify your wardrobe big time. Depending on location and amount of travel, you can also eliminate the standing overhead of owning a car. Your utility bills will virtually disappear as you go from thousands of square feet in your home to tens of square feet on your boat. Your local tax bill will decline. Your state tax bill may disappear. Boating is the best excuse ever invented for living lean and simple."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Life at sea, marinas one way to live lite      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )

Nature vs. Nurture
"But never mind. If you must be stuck in the Seychelles, Praslin and the near islands are fine places to be. To our stern, 150 species of fish lurked at the base of rugged Aride, seabird population 1 million, human population zero. To our south, Cousin and Cousine gave sanctuary to the near-extinct Seychelles warbler, as well as to actor Tom Cruise, who has been sighted at the three-room Cousine Island Lodge."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Nature vs. Nurture      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )

The Sizzler Catamaran, Aluminum Beachcat
"The Sizzler was one of various small cats that appeared in the 1970's and tried to ride the coattails of Hobie Cat's success. The name of the company was Great Lakes Manufacturing Co., located in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. It started in about 1974. The owners of the company were Ed Vlack and Art Bates. Bates was the one who ran the company. The designer of the Sizzler was Paul Swenson, an engineer who had built catamarans of his own in the past."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Sizzler Catamaran, Aluminum Beachcat      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )

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Simple Sailor 1
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Phil Bolger 1
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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
Trekka 2
Black Swan
Bluesphere Update
Kruger Canoes 1
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Chesapeake Light Craft
Don Backe of CRAB
Sven Yrvind 1
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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
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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More Luke stories
Kite Quest 200
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