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  1. Arrival in Indonesia - Learning By Doing Ep 78

    Cruising Videos
    https://youtu.be/vupsgyDnULc After a 7 day passage solo I was excited to arrive in the bustling port city of Sorong, Indonesia. It had been months since I'd had access to fast internet, supermarkets and restaurants. I met a local called John who helped me out with all the check-in authorities...
  2. Check out the newest video! Settling in! ;)

    Cruising Videos
    Finally made it into Southern California butr can't wait to get across the line! :2 boat:
  3. Check out my latest video.. Let me know what you think..

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Getting used to the new life cruising. Heading south. :)
  4. Minimum to make her ocean worthy

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    The Boat: 1984 28' Oday. 12 Hp I/B diesel, Alchohol stove, Ice box. 19 gal fuel tank, 25 gal potty water tank. High freeboard (subject to cross winds), shoal draft (3'8") makes her a bit tippy, doesn't point high into the wind. Can triple reef the main, roller furling jib. 5 knots is moving...
  5. Reasonably priced Weather Vane Steering?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm going to be sailing a Merit 25 solo this summer and I'm interested in a wind vane steering system to relieve myself or grab/fix something quickly. Are there any that are reasonably priced or has anyone made there own. Im open to other ideas, I have seen something rigged up from the boom to a...
  6. Solo Sailing UK

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi Everyone, My name is Chuck Buckingham - but mates call me Chuck Buck! I've relocated to the UK from the great lakes (born in Canada) and am starting to get settled in. I've had to sell my Beneteau First 36.7 – ‘Miller Time’ as shipping costs were outrageous. I'm happy to report that I now...
  7. History Making Sailboat for Sale

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Matt Rutherford's historic nonstop, solo circumnavigation of the Americas has been discussed here before but if you missed it, here is a link. Matt contacted me to ask my help in selling his Albin Vega, hull #1147, St Brendan. The details are on the American Vega Association site. Matt would...
  8. Buccaneer 18 vs Mutineer 15

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Have a chance to purchase either a Buccaneer 18 or Mutineer 15. Both Chrysler boats. Can't decide pros and cons of each. They even share regattas! Which would you choose and why?
  9. Genoa sheet routing to high side....

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I have a 25 ' Morgan which I solo 90% of the time. I find myself securing my genny sheets on the high side all the time and consequently, tend to be surrounded by alot of sheet tails and tensioned sheets crossing the cockpit. I was thinking of mounting some blocks on the aftwards coaming behind...
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