Thanks to Carol Connor for this incredible shot taken in Walsh Cove, Desolation Sound, British Columbia!
When I start unscrewing the stainless steel knobs that hold our companionway stairs in place over the engine, our 18-month-old son Porter knows what’s happening: pre-departure engine checks or engine work. No matter what he’s doing, he’ll drop everything to scurry over and be a part of it. Usually I talk him through each check as I do them, but a few weeks ago it was time to change out our raw water impeller. While I got setup with my tools and completed the task, he sat ever so intently with his own tools following along with an immense amount of curiosity.
Of course, he’s not actually going to change the impeller after 500 more hours, but learning is a lifelong endeavor. Sailors know this because we are always learning. As chief mechanics, plumbers, riggers, sailmakers and more, we are constantly acquiring new information and putting the small bits of wisdom that we’ve discovered over the years to good use aboard our boats. Being as that’s the case, I guess you can never start your onboard education too soon. Plus, who cares if you get a little oil on your favorite dinosaur pajamas?
Enjoy this week’s edition.
Red Dot on the Ocean – The Story of Matt Rutherford Premiers Tomorrow in NYC
Red Dot on the Ocean will have its World Theatrical Premier at the prestigious Quad Cinema in New York City on Friday, October 24.
For more on the move visit reddotontheocean.com
On Monday, the Antares rocket was ready, and weather at the launch site was perfect. But a sailboat had wandered into restricted waters off Wallops Island, Va., where ...On October 29, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
The Coast Guard hoisted three people, a cat and a dog from a sailboat Wednesday on the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles, VA. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector ...On October 22, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
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The original COLUMBIA was a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner built at the historic A.D. Story shipyard of Essex, Massachusetts and launched ...On October 29, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
Learn how to take the drama out of your dream, from choosing the right boat to sailing away together in ...On September 17, 2014 / By Andrew Cross