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I was dreaming I was anchored in Suverov Island in the Northern Cook’s. It’s my favorite dream. A crystal clear lagoon, the sun is shinning, and the brilliant white sand of the Motu is just a few hundred feet away. Just as I was about to dive in for a swim I heard Jody calling […]
If you’ve been to a Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party and bought a raffle ticket, this is where the proceeds go. The tall ship Matthew Turner is a project that’s close to our founder, Bob Bitchin. This is the latest report from Alan Olson, Executive Director of Educational Tall Ship. It’s amazing to experience the energy building […]
Today’s generation of Kadey-Krogen trawler yachts results from a 38-year heritage of innovation and more than 600 yachts built. To further propel that tradition in 2015 and beyond, the company has expanded and planted roots this month in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
The film “Vanishing Sail” represents over fifteen years of research and documenting the art form of wooden boatbuilding in the Eastern Caribbean. The film will be screened at selected Film Festivals during this summer & fall prior to a general release.
Coaching on the water for many years has given many opportunities to try out different kinds of boats. Two craft I’ve tried to describe here are perhaps some of the most different I have been involved with:
A ‘Shasha’ (reed boat) was built whilst I was the sailing coach
When we got the letter everyone in the office had a big laugh. Yeah, right, like there really are people out there who really think like that. People who think you must wear a harness and tether at all times while at sea. People who feel you should always have a life vest on, or […]
We gotta be nuts, ya know? Check it out…just what is it we all have in common? I mean besides smelly feet? Well? Ya know what it is? A desire to sell all of the stuff we have worked our whole life to gather about us, and then to move into an area slightly larger […]
From where we swing at anchor, it’s hard to believe the reports of record rainfall in the West and freezing temperatures in the East. Cruisers in Mexico begin their southern migration to where the water is warm, the days pleasant, and the nights cool. By December cruisers start
Once again the cruiser’s who live in and around Texas gathered at the South West International Boat Show in League City Texas for the Fourth Annual Cruiser’s Party. An estimated 500-600 cruiser’s, both power and sail, enjoyed the evening of great music from the band Southbound, along with plenty of free beer and pizza. The […]
What is the perfect cruising boat? I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked that question. The answer is, there’s no such animal. Unequivocally, period. Now there are people out there who really like what they have, but, if you’ll notice, they are always in a state of flux. Did you ever meet a […]
Just got back from a trip to the Bahamas. Crewed, bringing back a 38′ Morgan cutter from Great Harbour Cay to Ft Pierce. Her name is Dreamer, a fine vessel. There is a saying amongst sailors that, “The adventure doesn’t start until something goes wrong.” We lost steering on the trip, in the dark, in […]
In the most recent Spring 2015 issue of Cruising Outpost our main feature story was from Vanuatu, showing it as one of the best cruising grounds on earth. It was, and will be again, but last week Tropical Cyclone Pam has pummeled the island nation. It is the strongest storm to make landfall since the […]
Nothing makes us happier than getting a bit of good news that some of our own Outposters are moving on up (or in this case out). Paul asked us if we could help him get the word out that Boaters Resale Shop of Texas have completed their move over to 2203 Anders Lane, Kemah, Texas. […]