CAPTAIN’S LOG | APRIL 2015

KEEP IT SIMPLE I don’t know about you, but I can’t work on my cars’ engines anymore. I open the hood and all I recognize are the caps for topping up fluids and checking the oil. The rest of the engine is encased in covers and linked with forbidding looking

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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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The Dark Side of the Electronic Dream

Push a button and know where you are, where you're going and why? It's not quite that simple!  (published November 2014) A few years year ago while making a 2:00 a.m. approach to the cut between a couple of British Virgin Island’s unlit isles, I had thought that the approach

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CURRENT ISSUE | MARCH 2015

14 Bill Biewenga The Tried and True of Traditional Tools 18 David Burch Nuts and Bolts of Successful Ocean Navigation 24 World Cruising Putting Penrhyn on the Map Discovering Penrhyn atoll in the Cook Islands starts by learning where it is by Glenys Howarth 30 Practical Passagemaker The Cruiser’s Scavenger

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | MARCH 2015

BERMUDA RECTANGLE Every winter, cruising boats heading from the East Coast to the Caribbean are abandoned in bad weather and their crews rescued by the Coast Guard or a nearby ship. Often this occurs in a region that has for centuries been infamously known as the Bermuda Triangle, the patch

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CURRENT ISSUE | FEBRUARY 2015

20 Bill Biewenga Offshore Smoke Signals, Morse Code or….. 24 Cruising Life Rally Sailing The Salty Dawg fall rally 2014 in pictures 28 World Cruising Daring the Dangerous Archipelago Cruising the atolls of Tuamotu brings spectacular marine life and scenery, as well as fickle and potentially unfriendly passes by Heather

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