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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]

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]

Oh how I love our Electric Windlass!

January 15, 2015 // 3 Comments

When we were due to leave Culebra, we had an unwelcome surprise when we tried to bring up our anchor. Our electric windlass had stopped working. “We” (Rand) didn’t know then if it was the electric windlass itself or the deck control that was the problem and we wanted to leave the [read more]

Mosquitoes in the Fridge

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

As we were heading up the East Coast from Florida we were hearing mosquitoes and flies in the salon and kitchen.  At first we were amazed as we were over 40 miles off shore where there are normally few flying insects, then we were curious as we could not see a single fly or mosquito.  On closer [read more]

Circumnavigation To-Do list

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

As any boat owner knows the “to-do” list seems to always grow faster than it shrinks.  On Golden Glow, we have five months to get her ready for a multi-year adventure and that is like miracle-grow for a to-do list. The good news: Antares is a great catamaran, already designed with [read more]

Ongoing Boat Maintenance & Improvement

September 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

All boats require a lot of work, and when you buy a previously-owned boat, even one in as good condition as Cinq a Sept, it’s even more work. Making her our own, just keeping her in excellent condition, and where possible, updating her and bringing her up to an even better condition, take a [read more]

Fixing Everything on the Boat, Including the Kitchen Sink

September 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

I didn’t know my own strength! I was doing a bit of laundry in a bucket in the double sink in the galley (not enough to warrant running the washing machine) and I guess I was pressing down too hard. To my surprise, the sink broke right off its mountings. Of course what we discovered after [read more]

Purifying the Boat’s Plumbing System

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ken Murray, the best security system designer on the east coast, who sold us the security system’s components, told me Rand’s install was as good as he’d ever seen Spring is in the air. If you’re like me, you feel the urge to do Spring Cleaning. Now that Golden Glow is out [read more]
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