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Our 1300 Watt Solar Upgrade

February 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

We love photovoltaic solar power. It  is silent, pollution-free and makes no odor. We don’t need to feed them fuel other than the sunshine we sail under most of the time anyway. Our old solar consisted of two BP Solar 80 watt panels on our davit arch and four BP Solar 45 watt panels on our [read more]

Chaps Aren’t Just for Cowboys

February 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

To our non-sailor friends, “Chaps” refer to the leather covering a cowboy wears over his jeans. Those chaps serve a number of purposes besides looking cool and focusing appreciative glances. When riding horseback, the tough leather protects legs from heavy brush; in the cattle pen, while [read more]

Magical Kanberra Gel Cleans Mold, Mildew or Bad Odors

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

We first discovered Kanberra gel at the Annapolis boat show. My first reaction was that it seemed expensive, but I liked the smell (very fresh and clean) and the salesperson’s explanation that it cleans and disinfects and goes after odors, mold and mildew without chemicals so I bought the [read more]

Drink Coffee = Live Longer? More and More Science Says Yes!

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

I freely admit – I’m a coffee-aholic. I greatly enjoy my morning cup of happiness! But I’m interested to know, what’s your favorite morning beverage? For anything you’re consuming daily, you want to be sure it’s healthy, right? Did you know that drinking coffee [read more]

Home Improvement – New Fans

January 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another Sunday, another home improvement project on Golden Glow – We didn’t realize how enjoyable these new  Caframo Sirocco 12V Gimbal 3 Speed Fan, White, Small fans would be until we installed them. They’re ever so much quieter and more powerful, without using any more [read more]

Trampolines – Out with the Old, In with the New

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why Catamarans have Trampolines. Have you ever wondered why there are open-netting trampolines on the front of a catamaran rather than fiberglass decking between the hulls? Ted Clements, the brilliant designer of the Antares 44i catamaran, explains the reasons: Safety: You want to keep as much [read more]

Create your own sailing & cruising spare parts list

June 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

Hey Rand, “What spare parts do you carry for a global romp on your sailing boat?” you might ask.  Followed by “What cruising spare parts list would you recommend for me?” Well I just happen to have 2000 words for you on that very subject. Unfortunately creating a spares [read more]

Galley Lighting Upgrade

April 6, 2016 // 2 Comments

There was an under-lighted area at the far left of our galley, adjacent to the aft guest cabin and across from the tall wood-encased unit housing the refrigerator and freezer. In this area, there are two cupboard cabinets, one above the other, stocked full of provisions. After dark, I occasionally [read more]

US Coast Guard Boarding

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

We were boarded by the US Coast Guard over Labor Day 2014 in Gardiner’s Bay on the Eastern end of Long Island, NY.  We learned something worth sharing for those buying used boats. We were hailed because of a mismatch between the flagging of the AIS being transmitted and the flagging of the [read more]
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