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82 Year Old To Sail Solo Around Cape Horn in Southern Winter

82 Year Old To Sail Solo Around Cape Horn in Southern Winter

82 YEAR OLD MAN EXPECTS TO SAIL SOLO FROM Atlantic Ocean, under CAPE HORN to Pacific Ocean in the Southern Winter AND, RETURN to the ATLANTIC WITHOUT STOPPING. He says, if he is successful, he will then continue Eastward in the Southern Ocean and pass under the CAPE of  GOOD HOPE from Atlantic to Indian […]

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Sailing The World (Pregnant)

Sailing The World (Pregnant)

Video clip from a multi-part story from San Diego Magazine chronicling The Kaufman family’s sailing journey. Read parts 1, 2 and 3 on San Diego Magazine online.

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Cruising the Abaco Islands: Hope Town

Cruising the Abaco Islands: Hope Town

It was a destination that rivaled all others. Hope Town, Abaco was not only the picturesque bahamian spot to pick up a mooring ball, but it was a place worth spending two nights of a short week-long trip. Again, we had our scares when it came to getting into port. This time, it wasn’t just […]

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Boating News

WEST MARINE TO OPEN LARGEST STORE IN PUERTO RICO

WEST MARINE TO OPEN LARGEST STORE IN PUERTO RICO

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the largest specialty waterlife outfitter of quality marine grade products, apparel, footwear and accessories, will host the grand opening celebration of its newly expanded store in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, March 20 through 23, 2014.

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2014 Strictly Sail Miami Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party!

2014 Strictly Sail Miami Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party!

CO Cruiser’s Party Saturday – Bayside Marina The party is Sat Feb 15th 2014 over by the food court and bar. ITS STARTS WHEN THE SHOW CLOSES AT 6PM. There will be free Beer, Wine and Pizza as long as it lasts and then a cash bar will be available. The new Eric Stone band […]

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The Temporary Import Permit Tempest

The Temporary Import Permit Tempest

A number of published news reports about the temporary import permit audit performed at 12 Mexican marinas by the Mexican IRS earlier this month have unnecessarily upset boat owners and disrupted normal business dealings in the marine industry.
But the facts don’t support any hysteria.

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Scribbling Dept.

My Perception of Owning A Sailboat

My Perception of Owning A Sailboat

Sailing is fun, boats are sometimes not. This is what I think of them.

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Happy St. Patty’s To Ya

Happy St. Patty’s To Ya

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Points of Sail

Points of Sail

The different points of sail as interpreted by Cruising Outpost.

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Destinations

Traveling the World by Cargo Ship

Traveling the World by Cargo Ship

Many of us are always eager to travel (“duh”, you might say). That’s why we read Cruising Outpost, and that’s why we take every chance we get and explore a new destination. Well, I’ve been on a budget for sometime now, and although I am fortunate that I have friends I can stay with in […]

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Cruising the Abaco Islands: Man-O-War Cay

Cruising the Abaco Islands: Man-O-War Cay

Man-O-War Cay was a place like no other. It had it’s own unique charm that somewhat resembled what I imagine the south was like 70 years ago. Man-O-War was our second to last stop on the last leg of our journey. Known for the fact it was an island that did not sell booze, quite […]

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Cruising The Abaco Islands: Little Harbour

Cruising The Abaco Islands: Little Harbour

Our adventure starts off at the Dream Yacht Charter Marina in Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas. It’s the beginning of November and although we are on the verge of the season, the rain clouds are here to stay. I hadn’t been on a monohull in a few years and while the other four boats […]

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Awesome Outposters (46 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (46 Pictures)

Over forty great images in this gallery from our Outposters.

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Mid-Week Broadside (44 Pictures)

Mid-Week Broadside (44 Pictures)

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To Deploy or not to Deploy Anchor Buoys…

To Deploy or not to Deploy Anchor Buoys…

By Daria & Alex Blackwell There has been much discussion about use of anchor buoys (trip lines) on the web, most often by people who are complaining about their use. An ‘anchor buoy’ is basically a buoy attached to the crown of the anchor by a rope (not every anchor has an attachment point in […]

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Awesome Outposters (43 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (43 Pictures)

Don’t miss this excellent gallery of images from our Cruising Outposters!

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Broadside Break (37 Pictures)

Broadside Break (37 Pictures)

A random gallery of cool pics dredged up for you.

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New Floating Anchor Is A Game Changer

New Floating Anchor Is A Game Changer

Dump your traditional iron anchor – this innovative device by Buoyancy Systems could revolutionize boating. No more worrying if your anchor is set, fouled, or searching for a mooring ball…

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Picking Your Spot to Anchor

Picking Your Spot to Anchor

Finding a suitable place to drop your hook can be relatively easy in some anchorages and seriously challenging in a busy harbour. It always pays to do a bit of advance planning. Review your anchorage selection before leaving, searching through guidebooks and online for suitable places to stop overnight for the predicted weather conditions, taking […]

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The Drift (43 Pictures)

The Drift (43 Pictures)

Your happy eyes wake up gallery for the week.

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Awesome Outposters (39 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (39 Pictures)

A gallery of Outposters on the water and adventuring.

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Mid-Week Broadside (53 Pictures)

Mid-Week Broadside (53 Pictures)

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The Drift (51 Pictures)

The Drift (51 Pictures)

A huge random image overload gallery for your Monday kickoff.

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The Anchor Rode – Making the Connection

The Anchor Rode – Making the Connection

The rode (also known as anchor cable) is what connects your anchor to the boat. Without it your anchor is not going to do you a world of good. It is consequently an important part of your tackle and worthy of some serious consideration.

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The Drift (43 Pictures)

The Drift (43 Pictures)

A gallery of random pics for your soul windows.

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Outposters Out There (30 Pictures)

Outposters Out There (30 Pictures)

This week’s gallery of Outposter submissions.

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Middle of The Week Broadside (37 Pictures)

Middle of The Week Broadside (37 Pictures)

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