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Making Peach Preserves to Bring Eternal Summer onto Golden Glow

June 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Eat peaches now, or turn them into peach preserves to bring sweet summer memories to wintertime on the boat?   (reminds me of Philip Zimbardo’s experiment about the benefits of deferring gratification). we grow our yellow peach trees organically (the netting keeps the birds off the ripe [read more]

What is the Size of your Boat Footprint?

June 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

We were out to dinner last night in Palm Beach with two other liveaboard sailors, Jason and Gail, who had recently sailed their catamaran from South America to Florida. They had a few sailing friends join them at various points along the way, including one, named Salwa, whom we know also. Jason [read more]

The Cost of Liveaboard Off-Shore Global Cruising, Updated

May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cost of cruising is an essential topic. Can you afford to cruise? For how long? With how much comfort and freedom to do what you want to and need to? When sailors get into trouble, how often is it because they hadn’t maintained some equipment, and was cost the reason? We will be sharing [read more]

Best Way to Store Produce? Green Baggies or Plain Ziplocs?

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been hearing about Green Baggies “as seen on TV” and some friends have described them as the be-all end-all for food storage. They’re much more expensive than regular ziplocs from Costco. Are the Green Bags worth the cost? Here’s a very helpful review from [read more]

A Library for Every Sailing Vessel

May 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

Part of our library on Golden Glow Reading is a favorite pastime of Rand’s and mine, and something essential for safety as much as enjoyment for sailors. When the sails are trimmed and the routine maintenance of the day is done, it’s a delight to have a good book to sink into.  But [read more]

Hardcore Preparation for Circumnavigating – Lasik Surgery

February 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been relying on reading glasses to see things up close, and I’ve developed a bit of an astigmatism. Neither bothers me that much on land, but in blue water sailing, you want to be ready to handle any emergency…and not have to grab your glasses first. The solution seemed to be [read more]
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