Author: Dick Stevenson

Not so fast

Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Ocean Cruising Club’s monthly bulletin (oceancruisingclub.org). It is not an exaggeration that “going fast” is endowed with admiration worldwide and is universally aspired…

Alarms, getting to know them better

Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Ocean Cruising Club’s monthly bulletin (oceancruisingclub.org). This Maretron screen is from a sophisticated vessel monitoring setup. Green shows normal ranges, yellow indicates borderline and red signals an alarm…

Voyaging Tips, October 2020

Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Ocean Cruising Club’s monthly bulletin (oceancruisingclub.org). It is in the nature of cruising that skippers occasionally have to repair a system about which they may have little knowledge. It has been my…

Securing for sea

Attaching gear to lifelines and stanchions is generally not wise and sometimes dangerous.

Emergency tillers

Emergency tillers are important items that usually appear designed with little consideration to actual use, and are often given equally little attention by their owners.

Timer helps keep the boat afloat

To the editor: Jeff Merrill’s recent article on the care and feeding of onboard freshwater systems (“Wanderer’s water,” September 2014) was most excellent. His comments about connecting directly to shore water were particularly pertinent to those who find a range…

Plastic vs. powder coated head

To the editor: A couple of comments about the recent piece by Peter Stoops on recoating a head (Powder coating tames the head, Issue #191). It is nice to know more about powder coating, a process I have been curious…

Plastic vs. powder coated head

To the editor: A couple of comments about the recent piece by Peter Stoops on recoating a head (Powder coating tames the head, Issue #191). It is nice to know more about powder coating, a process I have been curious…