You never know what you’ll spot when you go cruising. These two beauties were recently seen in Watch Hill, RI.
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For the last six months, as we have mostly all hunkered down during this time of coronavirus, it has ...On September 18, 2020 / By Sandy Parks
An increasingly popular question we hear from boat and RV owners is “What size solar panel do I need to run refrigeration onboard?” Of course, this begs the question “What is your refrigeration’s current draw over a 24 hour period?” because some systems are more energy efficient than others. Coastal Climate Control can help you answer that question in our blog. S/V Sweetwater, pictured here, uses 200 watts of Solbian flexible panels to address their DC power needs and are quite pleased with the results.
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Panama Posse, the Central American and Western Caribbean Rally with over 325 past participant vessels, kicks off the seven months cruising season, offering 4,500 nautical miles of 500 ...On September 11, 2020 / By Sandy Parks
Thanks to all who answered last week’s survey on the spare parts you carry for maintaining and repairing your boat’s main engine.
90% of respondents carry: crank case oil, oil filters, fuel filters, belts and impellers for the water pumps
80% carry: transmission oil and anti-freeze coolant
30% carry: thermostat, spare raw water pump, spare alternator, spare starter motor, all gaskets and spare raw water hoses
10% carry spare injectors, a spare fuel pump and fuel lines and a spare anti-siphon for the raw water line
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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