Ocean Voyager 2016

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Ocean Voyager

Bluewater Gear interview

Systems-rich but ready to go simple

Lift pump replacement

What do Great Barrier Island in New Zealand and Toau Island in the Tuamotus of French Polynesia have in common?

Planning ahead

Stoves and fuels for voyagers

It has been said that next to the mast, the stove is the most used piece of equipment on board, and on my boat this is certainly true.

12-volt computing

Most cruising boats have computers on board these days.

Composting head options

When we first bought our Pacific Seacraft, Maria 31, the plumbing systems were in pretty bad shape, the head and black tank being the most serious issue.

Offshore Safety interview

A rebuilt boat leads to a circumnavigation

Verifying weather forecasts

Forecast verification is an important part of the forecast process for meteorologists.

Atmospheric computer modeling

Care and maintenance of automatic inflatable PFDs

Inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) have found their way aboard most vessels and have become a recognized alternative to traditional foam-filled life jackets thanks to their ease of use, comfort and effectiveness.

Voyaging medical questions

This is the time of year when I live far inland where the biggest backcountry risks are posed by avalanches and altitude illness.

Voyaging Skills interview

A voyaging home afloat

Two hands on deck

A sailor transitioning from racing to cruising or from coastal hopping to offshore passages has a lot of questions, not the least of which will be how many crew to have aboard.

The cost of cruising

What do you think it costs to live your dream life cruising on a sailboat?

Hostage on the Lycian coast

The red and green running lights of dozens of purse seiner fishing boats dotted the Lycian coast of Turkey.

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