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"For Boats, even the uglier ones, are among the loveliest creations of man’s hands, and though owning them brings a train of debts, hangnails, bruises, bad frights, and all kinds of worries not experienced by those who content themselves with more practical vices, the relation between man and his boat is as personal and intimate as the relation between husband and wife" - DESMOND HOLDRIDGE

Date

May 10, 2016

Chafe

When running downwind, it is usual to hold out the jib using the spinnaker pole or the whisker pole. The sheet ‘works’ across the end of the pole as it stretches and this, over a period of time can badly… Continue Reading →

On the cusp

With such a featureless horizon, the passing of a cargo ship one and a half miles astern becomes noteworthy. The AIS data suggested it was heading for Portsmouth but not whether that is Portsmouth Virginia or Hampshire but judging from… Continue Reading →

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