Joe Glenny sent in this photo of his lovely wife Melissa while sailing in Boston Harbor, MA.
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Solar Panels – increasingly popular on boats of all sizes. Often the heavy, glass variety designed for home roof tops, their gangly nature not hard to miss on a boat. Yes, they can be inexpensive, providing “free” energy to supplement other power charging sources. However, the savings gained are lost when these panels fail (will you know?) because of the harsh environment these residential glass panels were never designed to exist in – your moving boat, salt water baths, corrosive sea air. Then there’s the false advertising saying marine-grade panels are too small and flimsy to be any good. Not true! Read more in Coastal Climate Control’s blog.
(Detroit Free Press) – November 10, 1975 the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in heavy seas in Lake Superior. Immortalized in the haunting song written by Gordon Lightfoot the ...On November 20, 2020 / By Sandy Parks
As we were finishing up this week’s Cruising Compass, this sad news came in about the single most prolific sailboat builder in American history. Woodland Hills, CA – ...On November 20, 2020 / By Sandy Parks
Thanks to all who answered last week’s survey on how we all learned to sail. Many readers checked more than one box so the total exceeds 100%. By far the most, 52%, say they are self taught on the water. 28% attended a sailing school as an adult. 26% learned from a friend, spouse or mentor. 14% were taught by their parents as a child. 12% attended a sailing school as a child. 8% went through a yacht club sailing program as a child. And, 4% learned while competing on a high school or college sailing team.
The Oceanis 46.1 is the latest in our range of sailing yachts dedicated to blue water cruising. Based on the wildly successful Oceanis 51.1, she has all the ...On July 3, 2018 / By George Day
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
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