January/February 2012

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Ocean Navigator

Professional radar, poor visibility

Voyagers usually over estimate big ships’ ability to detect recreational boats on radar

A voyaging sail inventory

The offshore sailor has a different set of sail inventory needs due to increased strain and due to a wider range of sailing conditions offshore.

From desert winds to Patagonia

Long, skinny Chile stretches 2,653 miles along the Pacific coast of South America from its border with Peru in the north to the bottom of the world at Tierra del Fuego.

AIS transponder installation

After enjoying the benefits of an AIS receive-only unit for the last four years, we upgraded to a full transmitter-receiver.

Scrubbing water from diesel fuel

Rig for a replica schooner

Visiting the Faroe Islands

For the adventuresome sailor cruising in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands are well worth a visit.

North American Rally struck by tragedy

Voyage of a message

iPad navigation around Hatteras

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