Archive of: Top Story

Title Issue
Wanderer’s water

Wanderer’s water

The freshwater system on your power voyager probably ranks in importance right behind your fuel and electrical systems.

September 2014
Steering straight

Steering straight

The hydraulic steering installed on your power voyaging boat is one of the most reliable systems aboard.

July/August 2014
Anticipating anchoring

Anticipating anchoring

The freedom to explore remote cruising grounds and to anchor out overnight or for days at a time is one of the great attractions of the trawler lifestyle.

May/June 2014
Voyaging diesels in the Caribbean

Voyaging diesels in the Caribbean

How many of us have taken for granted that all diesel fuels are the same and that all diesel mechanics know what they are doing? Diesel engines are amazingly tolerant of abuse. But life isn’t that simple when you are sailing the seven seas and the Caribbean is no exception.

March/April 2014
Engine essentials

Engine essentials

Familiarity with the heart of your power voyaging boat, your engine, is the best way to enjoy cruising with confidence. Spending thousands of offshore miles training with clients has helped me outline some key points to focus on so that each owner can “dial-in” the essentials of their engines.

January/February 2014
Voyaging gensets

Voyaging gensets

A look at the steady improvement of marine generators

January/February 2014
How much fuel is in my tanks?

How much fuel is in my tanks?

You’ve been watching the storm front creeping ever closer and you have 45 nm to go. You wonder if there is enough fuel to go the distance. There are two things you need to know before you can be sure: How accurate is your gauge and tank sender?

November/December 2013
'Dialing-in' your trawler

'Dialing-in' your trawler

When I started working in the trawler business 14 years ago I didn’t realize how many of the basic concepts I learned growing up racing sailboats would transfer over from sail to power.

October 2013
Is pod propulsion a viable choice?

Is pod propulsion a viable choice?

Podded propulsion has been around for some time in the commercial world, but how effective is this type of drive setup for power voyaging boats? Ocean Navigator contributing editor Twain Braden reports on the pod drive approach.

September 2013
Taming the roll

Taming the roll

Active stabilization won’t turn a rough sea ride into the feel of a flat calm, but these ingenious examples of marine engineering will make life aboard much more tolerable.

July/August 2013
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