Power Voyaging

Clearing the Bridges

We've all heard about sailboats being heeled over to clear bridges but few have ever done it, particularly when the mast height of Bluejacket, a 42-foot Ted Brewer-designed cutter, is 63 feet and bridge clearances up the river are 55…

Keep your cool

Many boats are equipped with 12-volt DC-powered refrigeration. While it's convenient to leave the refrigeration operating when the boat is at a shore-power-equipped dock, if shore power fails or is disconnected, the refrigeration system will continue to operate, drawing power…

Managaing by remote control

Crew preparations to go voyaging often focus, quite rightly, on navigation and medical issues, but what about money, taxes, and credit cards? Those things require a bit of prior planning, too. I am crewing on a 46-footer for a year-and-a-half-long…