By Bob Osborn After years of thinking about upgrading the house bank to lithium on Pandora, our 2007 Aerodyne 47 sloop, we decided to move […]
Energy Afloat: Lithium, Solar and Wind Are the Perfect Combination
Anatomy of a Tragedy at Sea
The following account was written by veteran cruiser Sheldon Stuchell based on reports from the two crew aboard the cruising boat Escape and official Coast Guard […]
What if a Sailboat Hits a Whale?!?
Riding Out a Storm on the Anchor in Italy
Sound Advice On Staying On the Boat: Don’t Pee Over the Side at Sea
Patrick Childress addresses a key rule of seamanship that is shared by many professional skippers and veteran offshore passagemakers.
What If You See Lightning on the Horizon!?!
It’s 10:00 PM. You’re 200 nm offshore and the cloud cover has been building all day. Lightning is now a regular occurrence. For years while […]
What If Smoke Is Coming from the Forward Stateroom!?!?
For years while on long distance passage, others on the crew and I discussed a wide range of “what if scenarios” while sitting on the rail. […]
There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Good Tan’
Faced with a cancer scare, this cruising couple did some scientific analysis on just how well dodgers, biminis, clothing and sunscreens protect us from the sun’s […]
The Floorboards Are Adrift!
It’s 2:00 AM. You’re 200 nm Offshore and Your Floorboards Are Floating! For years while on long distance passage, others on the crew and I […]
Get Outta That Rack!
Watch systems don’t need to be as abrupt as Marine Corps Drill Instructors would have you believe. But they do need forethought and structure (published September […]