Easy Does It

The not-so-daunting process of installing thru-hulls  (published 0412) The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has developed standards for the installation of thru-hulls. These state, in […]

To Have and To Hold

Replacing leaky holding tanks for much sweeter sailing  (published April 2012) The winter after Tony Knowles and I purchased a well-maintained 10-year-old Jeanneau 45.2, we dismantled […]

Decking Out the Decks

Regina Oceani‘s refit continues…  (published April 2012) Having gained some painting experience by refinishing the spars on our Pearson 424, Regina Oceani (January 2012), our story […]

Post-its Be Damned

The art and ease of tracking progress with a passage performance worksheet  (published April 2012) With each ocean passage on board Horizon, our Hans Christian 38, […]

Bermuda and Beyond

Getting from the East Coast to Bermuda can present a road full of potholes  (April 2012) It’s another Bermuda Race year. That, however, is just one […]

Serious Safety

The capsize and rescue of Rambler 100 teaches us that not every catastrophe ends in tragedy-provided we take proper, and often simple, precautions  (published February 2012) […]

Twist in Your Sails

How to control (and why)  (published February 2012) When sailing around with friends or clients, I’m often critical of how other vessels trim their sails. Anyone […]