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5 Nautical Knots You Must Know: Bowline, Cleat Hitch, Clove Hitch, Slip Knot, Trucker’s Hitch

You can learn a lot about the skill of a sailor by how he ties up at the dock and squares away running rigging. Are the lines neat and secure? Are the spring lines tight and bow / stern lines appropriately loose? How about the … Continue reading5 Nautical Knots You Must Know: Bowline, Cleat Hitch, Clove Hitch, Slip Knot, Trucker’s Hitch

South Florida Cruising: Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Keys, Tampa Bay

After spending the last week on a sale in Saint Petersburg, I have been thinking about what the primary crusing spots are in South Florida and the differences between them. I know Fort Lauderdale best, home base of my office. Other locations on my list … Continue readingSouth Florida Cruising: Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Keys, Tampa Bay

10 Best Center Cockpit Two Stateroom Sailboats For Under $200,000

Originally published on July 20, 2010, this list of best sailboats has been my most popular post. I think that is because it confirms what the majority of cruisers are looking for. I am republishing it with minor updates. Thanks for all the great feedback … Continue reading10 Best Center Cockpit Two Stateroom Sailboats For Under $200,000