Keeping a ship’s log

Besides the joy of going down memory lane and reading old entries, information noted about how the boat sailed, anchorages, weather patterns, etc. are great resources for future voyages. Keeping track of items needing attention when back home is also helpful … this was especially helpful after the first sea trails conducted on AIR BORN in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. … More Keeping a ship’s log

Anchoring

I just love going for a cruise and finding a quiet cove away from all the other boats. Gunkholing requires an anchor. Here I’ll discuss how I store, launch and retrieve an anchor … … More Anchoring

More on reefing

NOTE: I originally posted this October 2015 on Sage Marine’s BLOG. In a short time the BLOG will be closed – stupidly. I am reposting this information so it is not lost. Reefing is an important skill for all sailors. Putting in a reef should take less than 30 seconds … not really hard to … More More on reefing

Reefing

NOTE: I originally posted this April 2015 on Sage Marine’s BLOG. In a short time the BLOG will be closed – stupidly. I am reposting this information so it is not lost. Spring has come conversations among sailors has increased. One topic that has been batted around is reefing. For those reading that are not … More Reefing