Archive for March, 2008

Spring Projects—New Hardware

Woohoo!!! I just got a package in from Garhauer Marine. If you don’t know what Garhauer Marine is, you’re missing out on one of the best vendors for blocks and such on a boat. They’re a family-owned company in California that sells both direct to the public, and to manufacturers. Catalina and several other boat […]

Sailing Directions and Pilot Charts

( Sailing )

You can get most of the Pilot Charts and Sailing Directions on-line. The Pilot Charts are PDF files, the Sailing Directions are Zip files of self-extracting archives, which are, unfortunately, Windows-only executables. I hope you find them useful. If anyone needs the Sailing Directions in Mac or Linux readable format, let me know, and I’ll […]

Death of A Dream

Heather Neill announced her plans to circumnavigate the globe in s/v Flight of Years, a Pacific Seacraft Flicka last year. This was a rather unusual announcement, given that Heather was not a sailor, and had relatively little experience sailing at the time of her announcement. You can read about her and her preparations at her […]

Capsizing A Multihull

( Essays andSailing )

On a sailing forum, the question of capsize or pitchpoling a multihull came up recently. That’s a good question, how common is capsizing a cruising multihull? The poster was talking about two trimarans that had pitchpoled. I’d like to look at that now. The risk of capsize on a cruising multihull is miniscule, provided the […]