Author name: RLW

I'm never sure whether to describe myself as a film maker who sails or a sailor/boatbuilder who makes films...Either way I'm a pretty happy camper when all is said and done.

On money keeping you safe or keeping the riff raff out…

Over at Estrellita 5.10B (always a good read) they have a great post concerning fear and it got me thinking… As it happens, I was also trying to digest just why a thread about the possibility of a $15,000 bluewater cruiser over at Cruisers Forum irritated me so much. I’ve gone on record that I …

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More needful stuff…

Did you know that Dung beetles can navigate using the stars? You might want to remember that when someone tells you celestial navigation is an esoteric art too difficult to learn. So, with that little factoid bouncing around your brain pan, maybe we should look at needful navigation stuff for the VolksCruising set… Obviously, being …

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Talking about that list of needful stuff

Not all that long ago, having a VHF radio aboard was considered something of unneeded luxury. Fact of the matter is, I recall quite vividly a certain British yachting magazine doing a frothing-at-the-mouth editorial about how the introduction of affordable VHF would rot the sinews of seamanship… How times do change. Today I can still …

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Sorta/kinda touching on the whole what it costs to cruise can of worms…

Now here’s something (yet another cruising rally) of zero interest to folks thinking about VolksCruisers and frugal cruising scenarios. That said, I mention it because for the fees involved to do an Atlantic circuit with this particular economic black hole, you could cruise quite comfortably or go a long way toward buying or building yourself …

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