from maxingout on 7.17.10My son is a musician and he recorded music on board our catamaran using a M-Box and protools. He did acoustic guitar, and used whatever he could find for percussion and came up with some interesting sounds and songs.
Since then he has upgraded a bit:
from maxingout on 6.21.09JPS
Thanks for that harrowing tale of your storm in the Gulf. It's a great example of how things can get rapidly out of control even with experienced sailors.
One of the reasons I like sailing in the tradewinds is I don't often have to deal with the challenging w ...
from maxingout on 10.23.08The Red Sea Chronicles is now available for your viewing pleasure.
For 11 years the Abbott family sailed around the world on their thirty-nine foot catamaran, Exit Only. The Red Sea Chronicles follows their adventures through Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, an ...
from maxingout on 12.24.07At the 32nd Annual Seven Seas Cruising Association Convention in Melbourne, Forida, I gave a short talk on STORM MANAGEMENT FOR CRUISERS.
I have now put the talk on my website so that anyone who wants to read about storm managment from an experienced cruiser's perspective can ...
from maxingout on 3.16.07After I made the last post, I remembered about a podcast on using parachute sea anchors and drogues. We used an 18 foot diameter parachute sea anchor in a winter storm 300 miles north of New Zealand, and I trailed warps on the trip from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands.
If you wan ...
from maxingout on 3.16.07If you have a parachute on board, you also have everything you need to make an outstanding drogue as well.
When we sailed across the Atlantic in our catamaran, we got in a gale on the run from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands. We had 18 -20 foot seas and winds up to fifty knots fo ...
from maxingout on 3.16.07The cruising budget depends on many factors. We started our circumnavigation on a new catamaran, and had practically no significant yacht expenses for the first five years on board. Since all major systems were new and high quality, they didn't cost us much during the first five years.