Thursday, September 29, 2011

2011-09-29 Some interesting new links

Attainable Adventure Cursing
("The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site")

The Salty Southeast Cruiser's Net - Old boats, wooden boat building, repair and restoration

The blog of s/v Wee Happy, an Albin Vega Sailboat

Zero to Cruising

Shore Sailor - Yachting news for power and sail

Friday, September 23, 2011

Poem: Skipper Bound To A Desk

A skipper at the helm of a desk

His thoughts range far ahead in time and space

When will he find the time to return to that place

He dreams of wind and wave

Yet efforts now will pave

The road to freedom

Reflecting on the here and now

Treacherous currents of tide and circumstance

The compass of his heart is true

Charts to that one particular harbor firmly etched in his mind

Over briny deep and weathered storm

His course made true

by Kelvin D. Meeks
September 24, 2011 the deserts of Arizona...far from wind and wave

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Survival Food

There are some interesting survival food products available for long-term storage on your boat - some good examples here:

I would probably buy a box of the 3600 calorie bars (20 or 30 bars) - stow it in a locker - and then have some peace of mind in the event I was dis-masted and might need to drift for a few weeks.

Of course, still need to solve the drinking water problem - but a Katadyn Survivor 06 or 35
hand-powered desalination pump would be part of my kit.

Ideally, my next boat will get aKatydyn Power Survivor 40E 12V desalinatior