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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]

Screen-Clean

July 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Now that we’re in the Aegean and enjoying northern Meltemi winds, it’s screen cleaning day. Turkey and the Dodocanese Greek islands had Scirrocos, which are hot, dry winds from Africa. One morning in Kaş, at about 5:30 am, Rand and I were outside on deck and couldn’t believe the [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]

Featured Toy: Sea Eagle Inflatable Sailing Kayak

October 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our Sea Eagle Kayak in the Maddalena’s of Northern Sardinia, Italy with our Antares Catamaran “Golden Glow” in the back ground There is work and there is play, and on Golden Glow: quality play is important.   Ellen and I love our toys, and our Sea Eagle kayak gets more than its [read more]

2017 updated TOP TEN “Most Used” Sailor’s Gear

September 10, 2015 // 5 Comments

2017 Update #1: underwater cameras – Olympus Tough T4 (discontinued but you can still by it refurbished) and as it has higher megapixels than the T5 takes sharper photos) or the new T5 ($449) Our little Olympus Tough T4 underwater camera is an outstanding performer, on land and in the ocean. [read more]
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