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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]

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]

TOP TEN Mobile Sailing Apps when “Underway” – Updated 2017

September 18, 2015 // 7 Comments

2017 Update It’s been two years since we posted our favorite Top-10 Apps and with another 20,000 miles of sailing, and passages across the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterraean we have come to appreciate new apps we want to share with you. So, here’s our Updated 2017 Top-10 Apps [read more]

Squalls!

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

getting up into the 40’s we averaged well into the 30’s Winds were howling after we left Sainte-Pierre and got out of the shelter of the large volcano and into the open ocean passage north of Martinique. When it was time for us to sail north to Dominica, we knew to expect big seas and [read more]

When to Winterize the Boat?

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

There’s an Arctic Outbreak across most of the USA this week, and Charleston is in its path. Golden Glow may briefly experience freezing air temperatures for the first time in her life. Fortunately, the water she’s lying in is still 60 degrees, which we’ve been advised will keep [read more]

Our Detour on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s well known among cruisers that the greatest risk to sailors is a schedule. However, we found ourselves up against the dreaded calendar when it came time to depart Annapolis and bring the boat to Charleston where we would be leaving it for a month while we took care of various matters on [read more]
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