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On the premise that spending money to save money is a good idea…

I’m currently fleshing out some ideas about frugal cruising for my Island Gourmand blog. While reading some other blogs on cooking on boats I detected a certain trend where saving money was concerned. The solution most put forward to spending less seemed to be to go out and spend more. I’ll be honest this sorta/kinda …

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Sometimes a little historical perspective is a needful thing…

Being an old fart does have a few advantages… The other day I was reading an interchange between folks who simply did not understand the reasons behind the thought process in terms of boat, gear, and cruising choices of Lin & Larry Pardey. The logic (or lack of) seemed to be that no one should …

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Another book that’s not about sailing but all about sailing…

There are two non-boaty books I think everyone engaged in sailing/cruising should read… Especially for those considering jumping into the craziness that is VolksCruising. One “How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive” you already know about. The other one is “Just Ride”… It’s sorta/kinda about bikes and bike riding but to be truthful it’s more about …

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Speed…

The recent quest for that ill-fated airliner over the last weeks should be something of a wake-up call for those who think speed is a goodly thing in a cruising boat, To be more precise, a huge problem in the airliner search has been the plethora of debris viewable from satellite. There’s so much of …

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