Installing an Atlantic Tower’s Arch


Alchemy has a really nice rear end, er, stern. But this leads to a problem in that we have all sorts of stuff hanging off it. MOM module, Lifesling, stern anchor, GPS, VHF, outboard mount, etc. The problem is that Alchemy's skinny butt means that … [Read more]

Zero to Internet with WaveWiFi Rogue


This week has been a pretty frustrating one. We are about T - 10 days to move aboard our boat, and I am desperately trying to get her ready. One thing I am learning is that anything on a boat is two steps forward and one step back, or sometimes … [Read more]

Installing Air-Only Ventilators


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


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?


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]