Ocean Navigator - Ocean-Voyager 2019 April 2, 2019 Ocean Navigator Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Bluewater Gear: Stretching out a circumnavigationBob and Sue Dall set out to circle the globe in three years, and years later they are still happily making their way around the world. Not indestructibleThe broker representing the 60-foot vessel was dumbfounded. “How could that be?” he asked. “They are stainless steel, and stainless steel doesn’t rust.” Reducing oil wasteMost cruisers I know dutifully change their mineral engine oil every 100 to 150 engine hours as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. The other engine maintenanceA lot has been written about maintaining a diesel engine. Offshore Safety: Voyaging family styleErik and Emily Orton moved their small family of four to New York City straight out of college for Erik to pursue a career in the Broadway theater industry. How the ocean affects weatherOcean voyagers want the most accurate forecasts they can get. Abandon-ship bagsPrior to any offshore passage, the captain of the vessel readying to head offshore should bring the crew together for a safety briefing. Security for sailorsWhile focusing on the dream of sailing away to exotic ports and having the most fun imaginable, many mariners overlook the concerns of crime at sea. Voyaging Skills: Adding family members along the wayAlisa Abookire and Mike Litzow, aboard their 37-foot Crealock, Pelagic, sailed out of Kodiak, Alaska, in June 2007 bound for Australia. Cruising currencyMoney makes the world go ‘round, and if you’re already cruising or just planning your waterway adventure, it’s one of the necessary pieces of gear you’ll need to keep you afloat! Taking the plungeTen years ago, who could have foreseen I would be voyaging the world with a young family aboard?Strategies for family life on boardJess Llyod-Mostyn's advice for cruising with kids aboardProducts that work for usLife jackets, harnesses, clothing and more From ocean to spaceApparently Jim Lovell and Frank Borman had just a horrible time floating around the Earth for 14 days in 1965 on the Gemini VII mission. Fiddler's GreenNotable mariners who passed away in 2018 From the Taffrail: Talking dolphins and Jimi HendrixHad I known, I would have asked more questions of my family before making my first ocean passage and experiencing seasickness along with the powerful medication often used to combat it.