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October 30, 2019

The best part about keeping your diesel clean is your ability to discover and correct engine wear long before it becomes an expensive repair

July 19, 2019

You name your car, you name your boat, you name your autopilot, but why don’t you name your diesel engine?  Is it because it feels like an alien?  

When you have an obstacle to overcome, a dependable engine has your back , supporting you unconditionally i...

May 28, 2019

Things may go wrong, pride may take a hit, but death tied to the dock is far more dismal.

February 13, 2019

"Please don't leave me with this mess."

February 6, 2019

Sails are trimmed to just below the speed of the slowest boat allowing the chance to catch up. Genoa is reefed more, the down haul tightened, main is over trimmed as an easy way to regain speed once he’s near. I sit down and sing a song to match the beat caused by the...

October 30, 2018

A tip for preparing the bowline for retrieval when docking alone.

September 25, 2018

The top of the pack, the pick of the stack, fair winds, and smiling faces filled into Alameda Marina as Island Yacht Club's 26th annual Women's Sailing Seminar got underway. In anticipation, IYC volunteers  were in the club house at 6:00am cooking home-made foods, putt...

April 30, 2018

For those wishing to increase sailing experience, crewing on a multi-day passage is an exciting opportunity to apply basic sailing skills, gain new ones, and share in achieving something great as a member of a team.  The following five responsibilities are general guid...

April 29, 2017

I’m Man!

I want to buy a yacht and sail the seven seas. I’m a protector, a provider,  and I’m strong. I want to wrestle with Nature like the Old Man and the Sea, and I want you to be at my side bearing witness to it all. I’m man.

I want to enjoy my adult children, play w...

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