By Captains Alex & Daria Blackwell To a cruiser, anchoring tackle is perhaps one of the most important pieces of gear – second only to the boat itself. As such, any mention of the pros or cons of any particular component or configuration will inevitably lead to some pretty strong opinions. We should know, having […]
Camas, WA, – We’re guessing you’d never expect to see a Furuno GPS/Chart Plotter/Fish Finder Combo unit at a retail price point under $1,000. Well, as they say… “Never say never,” because now there’s not only one, but two Furuno Combo units with retail pricing below $1,000. Just in time for the holiday season, Furuno […]
By John Simpson Sailing just for fun (or even coaching it) all year round is possible further south in Briton, provided you are a good careful seaman. Farther north that isn’t quite so simple the winds regularly go over force 10 with much higher wind chill factors. Mind you if the Scottish Nationalist party win […]
Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL) of Ramsey, NJ is now offering their world-renowned custom fuel bladder services to the sport fishing and yachting community. For nearly 45 years, ATL has lead the way in developing rugged and reliable flexible containment devices for the motorsports, aviation, military and marine industries. Over the years, ATL has worked with […]
Denver, CO., July 31, 2013 ‐‐ Primus Wind Power is pleased to announce the acquisition of the AIR wind turbine product line from Southwest Windpower. Primus is located outside of Denver, Colorado and will now manufacture and ship the AIR products from its Colorado location. The company is committed to continue the status of AIR as the world’s […]
The Mantus anchor is an interesting variation of the scoop type anchors, all of which have a single convex fluke or blade. The scoop type anchors are divided into two groups:
The Mantus belongs to the group with roll bars. Others include the Rocna, the Manson Supreme, as well as the roll bar predecessor (though with a flat blade) the Buegel.
The other group are those without roll bars: including the Spade and Ultra.
By Capt. Mike Martel For mobile device and iOS device users, I’ve heard that there is quite literally an ‘App’ for everything. This is almost true. For boaters, sailors and cruisers, however, who would like to ride the crest of the mobile device wave, finding an app for navigation has been difficult, complicated, and in […]
Cruising Outpost wants to be able to connect with you throughout your day no matter where in the world you may be. So we have a few different social media accounts we have set up to stay connected any way you want! No matter what social media avenue you want to take, we will be around the […]
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.