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Open boats for sale - Pacific weather forecasts. SinglehandedCircumnavigators. J/Boats- Better Sailboats for People Who Love Sailing. HOW TO SAIL. HOT NEWS: After 58 years of production, and 38,000 sailboats, the MacGregors are retiring.


Production of the MacGregor 26 has been discontinued. Our daughter and son in law, Laura and Paul Sharp, have opened a new boat building business in Stuart, Florida, and are manufacturing a boat similar to our MacGregor 26. Contact them at For all of the details about our retirement, and for the full MacGregor 26 website, click here.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU MUST KNOW IS THE DIRECTION FROM WHICH THE WIND IS BLOWING. SAILING DOWNWIND. Sailing downwind This is no more complex than letting a balloon blow with the wind. Just get the sails out there at right angles to the wind. SAILING ACROSS THE WIND. Sailing across the wind Basically, the sails are diverting wind from its original direction toward the rear of the boat. SAILING INTO THE WIND. Sailing into the wind Notice the smooth wind flow across the sails, and the lack of turbulence. You can't sail straight into the wind. Sailing Magazine. Courtney Kirchoff / What makes a good liveaboard boat? Zero to Cruising! Solar panels. Features: • Efficient - Monocrystalline silicon cells with the highest state of the art conversion rate. • Ultrathin and lightweight - All models are less than 1/8" (3 mm) thick with NOTHING protruding from the surface that can catch sheets, sails or your feet. • Rugged - built on marine grade aluminum (Compact and Compact +) or carbon fiber laminate (Compact+ Lite) and sealed with heavy-duty fluorpolymer which provides superior UV, mechanical, salt water and chemical resistance.

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Sailing Blog. Our sailing update. I just realized we’ve done a pretty crappy job updating our little travel map.

Our sailing update.

I had *planned* to do this more regularly. For our own sake more than anything. We really want to be able to look back and see where all we’ve been and how far we’ve come on this sailing journey of ours. So seeing as we’ve *just about* made our way through the Bahamas, what better time for an update? ^^a very general idea of where we’ve stopped along the way Here’s a peek at our journey {by the numbers} so far… 836…nautical miles sailed (that’s a rough estimate based on our GPS “tracks”)312…cans of beer we started with. ;)) Only 30 remain. :((83…days as real “cruisers.”61…nights at anchor (plus 17 on a mooring ball, mostly in Boot Key Harbor, and 5 nights in a marina. Get Started Sailing. Getting started sailing involves learning about sailboats and number of skills needed for sailing.

Get Started Sailing

The Cost. Log of s/v Del Viento. Confused by Nautical Terms and Phrases, or Just Plain Curious? Custom Search Ever been confused by nautical terms?

Confused by Nautical Terms and Phrases, or Just Plain Curious?

Do sailing expressions and nautical phrases leave you all at sea? Can’t tell your boom from your bumkin or your tumblehome from your baggywrinkle? This glossary of seafaring jargon sets out to lift the motes from your eyes... Aback ~ A sail is said to be aback when the wind is blowing into the wrong (the forward) side of it. Abaft ~ An object or part of the boat which is located astern of the widest part of the hull, ie ‘abaft the beam’. Nauticat 38 Sailboat For Sale. By Gwen (Marmaris, Turkey) currently mooring in Turkey In Ruin Bay Turkey Built in Finland, this ketch sails anywhere.

Nauticat 38 Sailboat For Sale

She has spent the last 20 in Greece and Turkey. The boat is meant for and is fitted out to cruise long distances. Electrical system (Master Volt charger) is 12v with heavy duty alternator, solar panels and 1000w inverter. Perks: Air conditioner, portable generator,new house batteries, mooring fee paid up to 1 August 2014 in a Marmaris, Turkey marina, fridge and separate freezer(12 volt). Queries for full specifications and additional photos are welcome, email

How to Rig Rain Catchers on Live-Aboard and Bluewater Sailboats. Can Living on a Sailboat Be a Realistic Alternative Lifestyle? Custom Search There's no doubt that living on a sailboat is more of an art than a science.

Can Living on a Sailboat Be a Realistic Alternative Lifestyle?

It requires a certain approach to life that would be a step too far for many people, but for those prepared to accept change and make a few compromises, the resultant liveaboard lifestyle can be richly rewarding. And compared to living ashore it can be relatively cheap. So living aboard a sailboat can be cheap and rewarding. Got your attention? Of course that nine to five pensionable office job will have to go, but there are other ways to earn a crust which we'll get to later. And many of the more fashionable contents of your shoreside wardrobe will become redundant - and the car too, you won't need that. Other things you'll definitely be pleased to see the back of when you become a sailboat liveaboard include TV license fees, telephone charges, utility bills and community taxes. But before making the break from the comfortable status quo, living on a sailboat needs some careful thought. Interested?

KATADYN PowerSurvivor 40E Watermaker. The best-selling watermaker for cruising sailboats.

KATADYN PowerSurvivor 40E Watermaker

Small and quiet, it can be mounted almost anywhere—simply tee into any existing seawater source such as engine intake, galley, etc. Its compact, simple design and stainless steel construction ensures reliability and low maintenance. Start sailing. 2 Ways to Sail a Boat. Edit Article405,480 views 39 Editors Edited 3 days ago Five Parts:Gain a Basic Knowledge of SailingPreparing The BoatHoisting The SailsSailing Your BoatStoring the Sails For centuries, the sea has captured the spirits of sailors and adventurers all over the world.

2 Ways to Sail a Boat

In his poem "Sea Fever", John Masefield claimed that all he needed was "a tall ship and a star to steer her by" to feel complete. Sailing Quotes on Pinterest.