A Cruising Outpost original. A drawing of a bingo card with various things found at a dock party. Caution – Rated L, may cause irritation to pregnant women and unborn lobsters.
Seafarers are being encouraged to take part in a unique global study, using a mobile phone app to record the effects of climate change. The marine phytoplankton account for approximately 50% of all photosynthesis on Earth and, through the plankton food web that they support, they both underpin the marine food chain and play a [...]
There are numerous apparatuses and accessories that can make sailing more pleasurable or convenient, but relatively few that can make major differences in efficiency and safety without substantial changes to rigging. Still fewer are available to facilitate significant safety or performance improvements for those who sail shorthanded or even solo, whether an occasional yachtsman, weekender, or serious blue water cruiser.
The ‘What’s on my Boat? App for iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad is really useful. If you don’t remember where you stowed the spare impeller or what wine you have on board this App will give you the answers. It’s easy to use. Walk round your boat, talk into your phone to enter an item and take a photo. [...]
EPIRBS or emergency beacons, can give sailors peace of mind while far from land. This article, posted by SailWorld.com sheds some light on a few things you may not know about the life-saving devices. 406 Emergency Beacons: Ten years ago we invested significantly in the latest and greatest EPIRB, a 406mhz device with built in GPS, designed [...]
There will come a time when you either want or need to stop and park your boat in a place or under circumstances where you either cannot or wish not to deploy an anchor. This can be far out at sea where the water is simply too deep to anchor, or near shore when you [...]
Los Angeles, CA- Oct. 25, 2012 – The groundbreaking leader in research and development for environmentally friendly technology, LEHR Inc., is introducing the next generation in green innovation with the new 9.9 horsepower propane powered outboard boat engines. Lehr’s compelling new Eco-friendly engines have garnered massive attention, recently awarded the POPULAR MECHANICS Breakthrough Award for [...]
Spray this on your hull and see how fast you’ll go. Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultra-Ever Dry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. This barrier repels water, oil and other liquids unlike [...]
Our book, Happy Hooking – The Art of Anchoring, covers etiquette in the anchorage. But some issues around a new pontoon installed at our sailing club started me thinking that perhaps provoking some thoughts on dockside etiquette could be quite useful for those days when you just have to stay in a marina or tie [...]
By Daria & Alex Blackwell Much has changed in the technology of anchoring a boat safely in recent years. So much so that any prudent mariner, either leisure or professional, would be wise to review what they have on their vessel, gain a better understanding of what an anchor actually does, and see what characteristics [...]
Manoverboard is an App that could save a life. Anyone who goes to sea or on the water should have this App. Its good for practicing MOB techniques as well as in a real emergency. Simple to use, Manoverboard shows you the way back to the MOB – and the position to give to the [...]