Installing Air-Only Ventilators

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The Tartan 41 is known as an offshore racer, and as such, its design doesn't feature many holes in the deck, to make sure its secure from green water. For most cruisers at anchor however, these holes in the deck are otherwise known as ventilation. … [Read more]

Going Feral

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With just a few months to go before we leave, I'll admit to sometimes lying awake in the middle of the night anxious about some aspect of our year in the Caribbean. In no particular order, things that have caused night time sweats include: going … [Read more]

Is a Safety at Sea Seminar Worth it?

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A couple of weeks ago, Sarah and I attended a Safety at Sea Seminar. It's a full day US Sailing Sanctioned Seminar and designed to meet the Safety at Sea requirements for the Newport to Bermuda Race, sponsored by the Storm Trysail Foundation. … [Read more]

Stop Gear Sliding with Tree Frog Pads

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One of the biggest problems with sailing is that a lot of the time, you spend life at 20-30 degrees askew. We have a big strap in the galley to keep our cook in one place, but nothing like that to keep our laptop from sliding off the table. I have … [Read more]

What Sails Should You Take Cruising?

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While preparing for an extended cruise or passage, one important consideration is going to be what sails you are going to decide to take. Being away from home for so long, and making sure you have room to stuff in all the oreos and legos, you aren’t … [Read more]