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Stainless Cleaning – Products and Methods

January 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

We had the good fortune to spend some time with Shaun and Neil of Escapade, an Antares that still sparkles like the day it came out of the factory. The day we had dinner with them on Dominica, I had been working most of the afternoon cleaning rust and polishing stainless on Golden Glow so I [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]

2018 updated TOP TEN “Most Used” Sailor’s Gear

September 10, 2015 // 4 Comments

2018 Update Sailing across the coral-rich Pacific these last two years, these closed-toe , lug-soled, water ready and steady sandals are something we rely on frequently, whether it’s wading near or on shore of all these coral atolls, or using them for sturdy footing in our dinghy. We figured out [read more]

My Woman is a Nautical BAD Ass

August 30, 2015 // 3 Comments

My water-woman, Ellen, is a Nautical Bad-Ass. Today she proved it again. We were running long lines between two shores in a narrow inlet on Paxos Island in Greece. The winds were blowing 10-20 knots and we had maybe 80-100 feet between the two shorelines. My water-woman and her smile that keeps the [read more]

What Boat Tools for Circumnavigation?

August 22, 2015 // 10 Comments

I have been asked a few times “What are the best boat tools to have on a sailboat?” The short answer: Well it depends… It depends in part on how much you want to do yourself what systems you want to work on how good your Rolodex is to find qualified workers how far away you will be [read more]

10,000 miles and One Year on Golden Glow

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Golden Glow passed the 10,000 mile mark today as we sailed the north end of Sardegna, Italy.  Fittingly, from our anchorage in this gorgeous bay in the Maddalenas between Sardinia and Corsica, we enjoyed sunrise coming up on one side of the bay and simultaneously, a full moon setting on the other [read more]

What’s the Most Indispensable Item Living at Sea?

June 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

That’s kind of a trick question because of course there are so many items essential to health and safety and comfort. But an item Rand and I have come to regard as essential is a waterproof backpack. Rand had one when we first met, and that backpack had been around the world with us – [read more]

Night Lights, Burn Bright

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Anchor Lights: As an example of the many things I’ve learned since I became a cruiser, anchor lights are not on anchors; rather they are lights at the top of the mast turned on at night when a boat is at anchor. Anchor lights warn low-flying aircraft away from boats’ masts, and help [read more]

Zero Emission Propulsion of a Different Kind

March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

This week I’ve been back on land attending the annual TED Conference. Toyota brought two prototype cars for TEDsters to demo, and I gave one a whirl. As far as zero-emission vehicles, I prefer driving the Tesla or sailing Golden Glow, but it was fun to test-drive this vehicle. Thank you [read more]
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