Jan
22
    
Filed Under (Do It Yourself, Sailboat Maintenance Tip) by Kevin Wetherby on 01-22-2010

There can be many causes for a burned shore power cord but sometimes a simple preventative step can save your boat.  If you are sure that the cord is not being overloaded, a common cause for a burned power cord can be a poor mechanical connection to the power box.  To help prevent this you can support the cord with a length of line tied to the shore power pedestal which can relieve some of the strain on the connector of the cord!

photo credit - http://www.qualitymarineservices.net/safety.



Jan
16
    
Filed Under (Sailing Basics) by Kevin Wetherby on 01-16-2010

This is a great video discussing the outhaul which is used to help control the shape or draft of the lower part of the sail. This information combined [...] Continue Reading...



Jan
08
    
Filed Under (Do It Yourself, General) by Kevin Wetherby on 01-08-2010

The day our sailboat engine overheated started out like any other typical sailing day in Florida. We enjoy taking friends out for a sail with us and this [...] Continue Reading...



Dec
31
    
Filed Under (Environmentally Friendly, General) by Kevin Wetherby on 12-31-2009

Goodbye 2009 and welcome 2010.  I am looking forward to being out on the water - hopefully this weekend.  I am leaving you with an interesting story about an [...] Continue Reading...



Dec
22
    
Filed Under (Do It Yourself, Sailboat Repair) by Kevin Wetherby on 12-22-2009

Everyone has experienced a leaking hatch at one time or another on a sailboat and with the summer rains we have in Florida this is a handy maintenance tip [...] Continue Reading...



Dec
16
    
Filed Under (General, Sailing Basics) by Kevin Wetherby on 12-16-2009

I thought this was a great video about adjusting the backstay.  In case you were wondering what the backstay is, it is a piece of standing rigging that runs [...] Continue Reading...



Sep
03
    
Filed Under (General) by Kevin Wetherby on 09-03-2009

Okay, I admit it there are times it seems to be too much work to get out for a good sail.  Sometimes I'm tired or maybe there is work [...] Continue Reading...



Aug
26
    
Filed Under (Editorial, General) by Kevin Wetherby on 08-26-2009

Breaking my silence with an interesting story about a 13 yr old girl who is suing to be able to sail around the world.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Thirteen-year-old [...] Continue Reading...



Sep
08
    
Filed Under (Environmentally Friendly, General) by Kevin Wetherby on 09-08-2008

Using common sense and some green boating strategies, it's possible to enjoy the pleasures of boating without feeling guilty that you're screwing up the environment.  In case you were [...] Continue Reading...



Aug
29
    
Filed Under (General) by Kevin Wetherby on 08-29-2008

I've added this great hurricane tracking map to the site today.  We are having a fairly active season and I thought it would be helpful to my fellow sailors [...] Continue Reading...



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