April 8, 2013Teachers in Arms: Science Lessons Aboardby Wendy Mitman ClarkeThe main saloon of our friends’ Beneteau 461 Oceanis, Chere, is typical of the type: bright, spacious, airy, heavy on the feng shui. The perfect place, in other words, for entertaining guests and enjoying commodious living aboard and cruising. I’m pretty certain Beneteau’s interior designers didn’t consider that these same attributes would also make it an ideal science lab, but there you are.Rating:0
March 1, 2013Pearls Around the White Continent Part IV: Home, Sweet Homeby DEBORAH SHAPIRO, PHOTOS BY DEBORAH SHAPIRO AND ROLF BJELKEIn Part IV of this five-part series, Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke, on board their 40-foot steel ketch, Northern Light, return to places on the Antarctic Peninsula that they first visited in 1984. Their pleasure turns to dismay, however, when they become witnesses to the profound affects brought to the region by climate change. Click here for previous installments.Rating:0
January 8, 2013Hanging with Hephaestus: Visiting the Lunenburg Foundryby Wendy Mitman ClarkeThe Lunenburg Foundry makes stuffing boxes, cast-iron stoves, and marine engines. A visit gives new meaning to the term heavy metal. Off Watch from our December 2012 issue.Rating:0
January 8, 2013How Not to Install a Self-Steering Windvaneby Cap'n Fatty GoodlanderMonitoring One’s Progress Toward the Loony Bin: On a quest for self-steerage, our intrepid do-it-yourselfers attempt the impossible in the most unfeasible manner. On Watch from the December 2012 issue of Cruising World.Rating:0
November 27, 2012Day 25 towards Cape Horn - several urgent jobs - and a flurry of flying fishby Jeanne SocratesI noticed a ship heading our way- CPA under1.5 ml in 45 mins... that's too close in my book!Rating:0
November 27, 2012Days 23/24 towards Cape Horn - sun at times, mostly light wind from NE, problemsby Jeanne SocratesThe autopilot rudder bar display disappeared again - while in 'Standby' and under windsteering....grrr!!Rating:0
November 27, 2012Day 22 towards Cape Horn - A booby comes to visit, in continuing grey conditionsby Jeanne SocratesOn going up on deck to keep an eye out for the ship, I was kept entertained for a good half hour by a brown booby trying to land in our rigging to roost overnight - darkness was just falling.Rating:0
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