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Boo Boo Hill, A Special Cruiser’s Shrine
The Exuma Land & Sea Park in the Bahamas is one of those cruising Meccas that many of us have on our bucket lists. Protected from fishing, spearfishing or hunting, the park is filled with wildlife and abundant undersea life. The mooring fields have been set up so your anchors won’t damage coral formations or underwater grasses essential to the ecosystem. On Warderick Well, atop Boo Boo hill, you will find a kind of shrine to cruising and the sea where passing cruisers leave carved name boards as an offering to Neptune in the hope of fair winds and safe passages ahead. We have stopped there several times and enjoy searching through the name boards for boats we know. Last time we were there, we search high and low for a piece of driftwood to carve our boat name on but the beaches had been picked clean . If you are headed that way, plan ahead and do your beachcombing before you climb Boo Boo Hill.
The strongest link – Mantus swivel is stronger than its corresponding Grade 40 chain. (WLL is 1/5 UBS). Integrated shackle design completely eliminates side loading making this the safest swivel on the market. The pin on the chain side of the swivel is the strength limiting part since the geometry of the chain determines the pin size. Mantus swivel is the first to feature an oblong pin to maximizes the pin strength, with the aid of computer modeling and physical testing we truly created a swivel that is the strongest link. Note the innovative shackle bolt design – no shackle dog! This slim hex head design (with holes for safety wire) offers a slimmer profile making it easier for translating through your bow roller. 316 L Stainless Steel, Precision Cast and Electro-Polished Body. Pin made from 2507 Duplex Stainless Steel and is mechanically polished and electro-polished.
Legendary Western Australia sailor Jon Sanders has become the oldest person to circumnavigate the planet and the only person to do it 10 times. Sanders sailed his beloved ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
Spend a week at sea with warm breezes, white-sand beaches, and tight living quarters By Jon Gorey The Boston Globe FEBRUARY 09, 2018 Like many New Englanders, ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
BRISTOL, R.I. (January 25, 2018) – A seasoned veteran steeped in determination and a breakthrough performer on the verge of stardom are the subjects of US Sailing’s 2017 ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
The beginning of 2018 marks a milestone for North Sails as the company completes a 10-year transformation from 3DL string laminates to 3Di molded composite sail structures. North Sails ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
Tonga residents woke up to chaotic scenes on Tuesday after Cyclone Gita tore through the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night, destroying homes, flooding neighborhoods ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
The all-new ATN MastClimber is the only singlehanded bosun’s chair that allows you to work on your mast from the deck level to the masthead ALONE. You do not need a partner to hoist you aloft. Instead you use advanced mountain-climbing technology to simply climb a halyard or static line. Plus, it is the only bosun’s chair that allows you to work ABOVE the masthead without leaving the chair. Made of heavy webbing and using the most modern ascenders, the MastClimber makes checking your rigging and making repairs aloft easier and safer than ever before.
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Jason and Vicki Wynn are an inspiration for anyone who wants to enjoy a free and adventurous life afloat. ...On February 14, 2018 / By Administrator
With two completely new designs launching this winter in North America, Lagoon Catamarans continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what it means to build production cruising ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
From America’s Cup to historic Museum vessels to traditional wooden boats San Diego Maritime Museum: Star of India Hold Gallery. EXHIBIT: ...On February 8, 2018 / By George Day
If you are in Vancouver, BC, Canada this weekend you have to check out the Vancouver International Boat Show ...On January 18, 2018 / By George Day
The big Chicago Boat, RV and Sailboat show kicks off on Wednesday, January 10 and runs through Sunday the ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
Last year, Garmin bought the Active Corp., which developed the content rich website for boats, sailors and cruisers. The ...On January 31, 2018 / By George Day
If you have never used a thermal night vision camera while navigating a boat at night, you will be ...On January 24, 2018 / By George Day
KTI Systems Inc., manufacturer of the popular FilterBoss, has just introduced Keenan Filters System. Combining all the tools necessary to insure uncontaminated fuel delivery. It offers essential maintenance, diagnostic and repair functions to provide the user total control of their onboard fuel system.
Completely re-designed to maximize functionality while reducing the system’s overall footprint, it incorporates a patented industry first manifold that integrates interconnects within the filter housing. This allows fuel to be ported directly into the off-line so the operator can drain the fuel bowl contaminates, replace the Racor™ filter element, and then top off the filter without the usual mess.
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Yacht design has evolved rapidly in the last decade with the development of swinging keels, foils, wing sails and much more. And one designer has left his creative ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
The pairing of a world renowned naval architect with a builder whose name is synonymous with some of the fastest and most illustrious racing yachts on the globe, ...On December 6, 2017 / By George Day
The story of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s battle to stay ahead of French yachtsman Bernard Moitessier in the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe solo round the world Race is ...On August 22, 2017 / By George Day
This Doug Zurn 52 foot concept is designed as an offshore capable fast cruiser for a couple, couple with guests, or small family. The perfectly proportioned sweeping sheer ...On June 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Women empowering women in all aspect of American life is a big thing these days and has been for ...On February 14, 2018 / By George Day
The 2018 BVI spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is proud of the continued sponsorship from The Moorings Charter Company, ...On February 8, 2018 / By George Day
Sailors for the Sea announced today that the Secor Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race is the first youth regatta in the world to achieve Platinum Level Clean Regatta ...On August 1, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
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