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Grid and Bear It: The Joys of Drying Out

Before there were Travelifts, before there were marine railways, and even before drydocks, mariners concerned with performance used tidal grids …Read More

FPB 70-1: Splashed & Trialing

We know readers have been eager for some FPB 70 news. With FPB 70-1 now splashed and undergoing sea trials, …Read More

Maine: It’s About The Light

Painters, photographers and yacht designers have been drawn to Maine for centuries. Between the light and varied subject matter, it …Read More

FPB 78-1 Cochise Tests Survival Storm Tactic In Unusual Sea State

Many years ago, while researching ultimate storm tactics for our book Surviving the Storm (free download here), it became clear to …Read More

Tech Talk: “Sure Call” Gives Us A Boost

We’ve tried and discarded several thousand dollars worth of so-called cell phone signal boosters. But when tech guru Ben Ellison …Read More

Pulpit Harbor – Slowing Down

We are re-learning about cruising, slowing down, changing priorities. Although “retired”, we’ve been flat out catching up with projects deferred …Read More

Let The Good Times Roll: The Maine Event and Unstructured Cruising

Some of our cruising buddies, and most of our land-based friends and relatives, lead structured lives where they have a …Read More

Matrix Deck Update: Were The Mods Worth the Cost and Time?

At a point in our lives where we want to concentrate on enjoying ourselves aboard, we just finished a long …Read More

Simrad Halo Radar – Now As Good As Any Small Yacht Radar

We have been outspoken in our critique of Simrad’s Halo radar. We felt that its ability to pick targets out …Read More

FPB 78-1 Cochise: Now Running Air Conditioning With Solar Energy

We are anchored at Cape Lookout, North Carolina. It has been a very warm humid weekend, the type of weather …Read More