I cannot not sail.
– E. B. White
The sailing community has been affected by what seems like an unfair share of tragedy during the past few weeks. Several prominent sailors have gone missing at sea and a few others known in smaller circles, have also been lost.
My heart breaks when I consider what their families are experiencing. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for these people who made choices to follow their dreams on the water, make themselves vulnerable and confront the elements. They were out doing what they love to do. All heroes in my eyes!
Boat U.S. has partnered with the Personal Flotation Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to bring you the Innovations in Life Jacket Design Competition ...On July 2, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
Prominent sailor Jon Sanders has been rescued from his stricken yacht off Western Australia’s Gascoyne coast after it started taking on water. The cabin of Mr. Sanders’ yacht ...On July 2, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
Two Kiwi sailors had just seconds to grab life jackets and abandon their burning yacht after being woken by their skipper at midnight in the middle of the ...On July 2, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
Famed Swiss sailor Laurent Bourgnon has gone missing while diving in French Polynesia, local authorities report. Laurent Bourgnon was traveling on his yacht with four guests and three ...On July 2, 2015 / By Tatja Hopman
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It’s July and Newport Harbor is filling up with boats. The cruising season is on us and couples and their friends and families are making their plans for summer sailing vacations and cruises. Lime’n is in the water, all fitted out for cruising and ready to go right now. All you need to do is add groceries, plot a course on the new Raymarine chart plotter and go. Or, if you are planning to head south for the winter, Lime’n already knows the way. After five years, $50,000 in upgrades and 15,000 miles of safe, fast cruising to the Caribbean and Bahamas from Newport, Lime’n is for sale. She’s ready when you are. Check out all the details on her website: www.svlimen.com
I thought this Norwegian public service announcement might provide an appropriate reminder for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend. Watch Here
Most owners with solar panels want to monitor their performance. And those owners typically have a battery monitor installed and expect it to monitor solar performance as well. But it won’t! The only way to fully monitor any individual charging source or load is with a dedicated monitor.
The “WATT WIZARD” from Coastal Climate Control:
1. Measures instantaneous Amps, Volts, and Watts
2. Measures accumulative Amp/Hours and Run Time (resettable)
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