Ocean Navigator - November December 2021

What’s in a name?

A boat’s name is an important part of its appeal, and recently the 11th Hour Racing Team had a ceremony in Concarneau, France, that firmly established the identities of two of the team’s 60-foot race boats. Previously, the boats…

Notable New Titles

Vencedor: The Story of a Great Yacht and an Unsung Herreshoff Hero in the Golden Age of Yachting By Charles Axel Poekel, Jr. This book could well be summarized as a tale of international yacht racing in the 19th century…

Wide Open Throttle test

A few years ago, I was carrying out a sea trial aboard a single screw trawler that a client of mine was considering for purchase. Part of the process involves running the vessel at full or wide-open throttle, what…

Bite Worse than the Bark

It was wee o’clock in the morning when we heard the first thump. It’s a seemingly universal passage rule that bad things always choose to happen in the middle of the night. Other such rules include “you’ll have spares…

Repowering Considerations

As time and miles pass, even the best-built and best-equipped cruising boats succumb to wear. Onboard equipment like rigging, sails, pumps, and other gear eventually require renewal. Unfortunately, there also comes a time when the auxiliary engine may need…