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The World’s Largest Fully Solar-Powered Boat Has Circumnavigated

July 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

This is “Planet Solar.” It’s the largest fully solar-powered boat in the world, and it is also the first fully solar-powered boat that completed a circumnavigation of the globe, and that was in just over two years.  It now has been crossing oceans at a faster pace after an engine [read more]

Two Families Shipwreck on Coral Reefs in the South Pacific

August 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

When a sailing voyage comes to a sudden, violent end, no matter the cause or circumstances, it’s a terrible tragedy. Two vivacious cruising families who were sailing across the Pacific Ocean met this fate recently. Americans Danny and Belinda Gavotos and their four teenaged children, on Tanda [read more]

Our Thoughts & Prayers are With You in Queensland

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

ouch! says the owner of this catamaran double ouch!! Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is losing intensity as it tracks south towards Brisbane, the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been affected. Cyclone Debbie has been described as a [read more]

A New Better Air Filter for Volvo Penta D40 Boat Engines

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thanks to Warren “Chuck” Johnson on Exit Strategy for showing us how we could get the large plastic air cleaner monstrosities off Golden Glow’s engines and replace them with Uni Foam Air Filters, which are lightweight, small, compact – and BETTER – air filters. They [read more]

Sailing Back Across the Atlantic

December 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Time to Leave the Mediterranean After sailing across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in 2015 and spending two seasons there, it was time to head back so we could fulfill the dream of sailing the South Pacific before grandchildren come along. During our time in the Med our travels took us to [read more]

Tow-Paddleboarding (a new Olympic Sport?)

December 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Our anchorage in Sipanska Luka, Croatia was calm and uncrowded giving us the chance to play. Aria’s favorite water sport – being towed behind the dinghy, riding the paddleboard. We bought our paddleboard in 2014 – 2 1/2 years ago – on Amazon and we’re amazed at how [read more]

Downloading & Viewing Weather on the iPad

November 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Using Your IPad for Downloading & Viewing Weather on Passage or Near Land The iPad apps we use for weather are: Weather 4D Pro and Weather 4D 2.0 Predict Wind and Predict Wind Offshore Pocket Grib Weather Track Squid Mobile Windfinder iSailor NOAA Radar Pro, Hi-Def Radar and My Radar When we [read more]
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