Archive of: Teaser

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Demystifying your life raft — or, getting to know it step by step

Demystifying your life raft — or, getting to know it step by step

In a recent issue of Ocean Navigator we ran an article by Michelle Elvy and Behan Gifford on the challenges faced by voyagers in getting their life rafts properly inspected and repacked when they are outside of North America.

Web Exclusives 2014
Dockside safety

Dockside safety

Most of the time when we get back to the dock we feel pretty safe. We are safely tied up and shore is within just a few feet so how could there be any danger?

Web Exclusives 2014
The right stuff

The right stuff

With a little imagination, voyagers can find jury rig supplies just about anywhere

Ocean Voyager 2014
Cents and sensibility

Cents and sensibility

It’s not just the size of your voyaging fund, but also your ability to improvise

Ocean Voyager 2014
Galley countertop replacement

Galley countertop replacement

A live-aboard sailboat’s galley is the most-used area on the vessel. Having just completed a world circumnavigation with the previous owners, our Formica countertop and fittings were looking quite tired. Rather than replace the Formica — we considered it old school — we went with Corian.

July/August 2014
Curing chainplate leaks

Curing chainplate leaks

If your vessel has chainplates (and what sailboat doesn’t?) then you probably also have chainplate leaks.

May/June 2014
Basic coastal nav with triangles and dividers

Basic coastal nav with triangles and dividers

Knowing some traditional navigation skills not only adds to voyaging safety, but gives a wonderful feeling of satisfaction and self-reliance in an era of powerful technology.

March/April 2014
Preparing for storms at sea

Preparing for storms at sea

If we have time to prepare and a lot of sea room, Nine of Cups, our Liberty 458 cutter, handles the rough weather pretty well

January/February 2014
Ten ways to save money on boat insurance

Ten ways to save money on boat insurance

Since marine insurance is not regulated like other types of insurance, prices can vary widely. Getting the best coverage for the best value takes a bit of homework. Let's take a look at 10 ways you can begin saving.

Web Exclusives 2013
Hard dodger building logistics

Hard dodger building logistics

When we first drew up some plans for the aluminum dodger we happened to be located on the southern end of the Baja Peninsula, in the Sea of Cortez — in the vicinity of La Paz.

Web Exclusives 2013
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