Author: Dick de Grasse

A sailboat electric-energy system

To the editor: Many cruising sailboats have worked out an electric-energy system that works for them; too many others are continually trying to find the right mix. Kathy and I have done the same on our vintage Tartan 34.5 CB…

Fighting topside leaks

Those of us northern sailors who have been out cruising in southern waters for a while know that leaks around ports, chain-plates and other deck fittings can be real pains in the neck

A head that works

To the editor: My wife Kathy and I have been cruising and living on our Tartan 34 Endeavour off and on, on both sides of the Atlantic, for more than 25 years. Finally, we’ve got the head working properly and…

Boat yard of dreams

To the editor: My wife Kathy and I have been on boats of one kind or another for 52 years; all our married life. It seems we’re always working on “the boat.” We know that sooner rather than later we’ll…