5 Single Sideband Tips

Five ways to make the signal you transmit from your SSB clearer and more reliable  (published February 2015) We were on a passage from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean Sea. The night we reached the halfway point across the pond, we fired up our ICOM and tuned into WOO

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Comms for Cruisers

For offshore sailors, here are three modern communication solutions for three different budgets  (published February 2015) Skippers and their crews headed offshore should take their onboard communications seriously because the safety and well-being of the crew and your boat may depend upon you being able to get a message out

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LEDs Save the Night

Retrofitting our cruising boat with LEDs drastically reduced our energy bill and significantly improved the lighting experience below decks  (published November 2014) Rosie and I and our boat partners Tony and Judy Knowles spend a lot of time cruising and living aboard on Lime'n, our 15 year old Jeanneau 45.2,

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Great Voyages in Small Boats

BWS takes a look back at some of the famous, notable and most influential small boat cruies of all time...and many are Americans  (published July 2014) You could say that the modern age of shorthanded and solo offshore sailing and circumnavigations came of age in the early 1960s with the

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Alpha 42

A homegrown cruising cat proves that American innovation is alive and well and ready to go cruising  (published November 2014 MQ) They call it “re-shoring.” That’s a made up word that is supposed to describe the business of bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the shores of America from low

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Dragonfly 32

This elegant trimaran from Denmark combines innovative systems with a comfortable cruising interior  (published November MQ 2014) It is not every day I get to go sailing with Cam Lewis, who happens to be one of America’s if not the world’s most accomplished multihull sailors. He has sailed everywhere, raced

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Corsair Cruze 970

This rocket, pocket cruiser adds a touch of comfort to a design that will blow the doors off most other 32 footers  (published November 2014) I met Corsair’s northeast U.S. dealer Bob Gleason (The Multihull Source) at his offices in Wareham, Mass. at the waterfront facilities of the Cape Cod

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