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The Marsters Dynasty

Palmerston holds a unique place in the Cook Islands indeed, in all of Polynesia for its peculiar history It was settled in 1863 by William Marsters, uninhabited at the time of his arrival. His three Polynesian wives (all cousins) came from Penrhyn to the north, and the families they began were the start of the three Marsters lines, which still populate Palmerston today. William Marsters himself left behind 21 children when he died in 1899 today there are thousands of Marsters living all around...

Amel

SALUBRIOUS FOR SIX. Our AMEL 54 embodies all you imagine a voyaging live aboard cruiser should be. Fast and sea kindly, two can competently manage her at all times. Superman strength and gymnastic agility are not required. All sailing, maneuvering, docking and anchoring actions are no-sweat propositions thanks to clever engineering of bullet proof, and highly refined, effort saving systems. The powerful retractable bow thruster, oversized powered winches, and completely...

Gold

Interlux Perfection Plus, Schooner Gold and Compass Interlux has added three new products to its varnish and wood treatment range. Perfection Plus is a clear, two part polyurethane with prolonged chemical and abrasion resistance and superior UV protection. With an exceptional high clarity, high gloss finish, Perfection Plus can be applied direct to substrate or used in conjunction with Clear Wood Sealer, a Fast-drying, colorless, two-part polyurethane primer. With its advanced UV package and...

The Cockpit

The first step most skippers take is to lead the halyards, reefing lines, topping lift and traveler control lines aft to the cockpit, where they can be managed with winches and line stoppers mounted on the cabin top on either side of the companionway. All of these lines will run through blocks at the mast base and then aft through line organizers to the line stoppers. To reduce friction and thus effort at the winches, it is important that the blocks and line organizers arc laid out with as few...

The Caribbean Rally

Incredible As It May Sound, Pretty Was Not Tke Priority. This year's Caribbean 1500 will include a Bahamas Class for those wishing to round Cape Hatteras and be in the Abacos in five or six days Hampton, Virginia to the RVI leaves on November r1 and is the largest and longest-running offshore cruising event in the Americas. More than 1500 boats and 6000 ralliers have participated in the Rally and its companion events during its 20year history. The diverse fleet that will complete the six to 13...

Sharp Pencils And A Secure

Seats and lights are important, but not the most important factor when it comes to nav stations. Without a doubt, the single most important aid to navigation is a pencil holder (for pencils, dividers and flashlight) and a holder for parallel rulers or plotter that is within arm's reach in front of you, outside of the chart table, (figure l D and E) With these holders, you can find your tools when you need them and you always have a place to put them between uses. Otherwise, they will get lost...

The Right Tools

Once you know which sails you will be using regularly and how you like to handle them, you can install the right deck tools to make sail han dling easy and efficient. Adding a line stopper to the roller furling headsail's control line will free up a winch and a cleat in the cockpit. Adding a standing block to the side decks will allow you to rig preventers to the main boom or after guys on the downwind poles. Kevlar strops and snatch blocks have multiple uses on deck, including adjusting the...

Starpath

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Hinosight

Now, two seasons away from the dismasting, we thought all was well, until two days ago off the south coast of Cuba, when our jib halyard frayed. After Rod went up the mast, he discovered that the plate, which had been installed to strengthen the head at the top when the three inches were cut off, had an edge that caused the halyard to fray. We are now using the topping lift, which comes out below the plate, as a jib halyard to prevent further fraying. The plate will need to be filed down when...

Common Problems

There are several issues that will require going aloft while at sea. Practical tips for safe ascents and descents Among them are lost halyards (more likely the main, as the jib halyard is often semi-permanently attached to the furling headsail swivel), a chafcd-through halyard or a burned-out nav lightbulb (this can be helped by replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs that have a much longer life). Other problems include binding or stiff main halyard sheave in need of lubrication, a jammed...

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Oyster

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Techhauiks

The Hobie MirageDrive is redefining how the world views Inflatable kayaks. Joining the it 2s single and i14T tandem is the all-new i9s, the smallest, shortest, lightest kayak in our fleet. With the supplied pump, they inflate easily, deflate quickly, and are ideal For the kayaker who's short on space and storage. Packed in their own rolling travel bags, they fit easily in the trunk of your car, on your boat or in your RV you can even take them on your next vacation. Quality and innovation from...

Sea Trials

Once aboard and with our gear stowed, we set off from the dock and headed for the drawbridge that would give us access to Government Cut and the ocean. We had to wait a few minutes for the bridge to open, so we took the opportunity to put the boat through its paces under power. The 50 has a 1 io horsepower Yanmar engine that drives a Max-Prop feathering propeller. It is also equipped with a bow thruster. The engine controls and dials are at knee level at the starboard wheel, so that's where you...

Little Tender Talk

I remember the excitement I felt when my husband and i ordered our first rigid inflatable dinghy. We'd done a lot of research and found just the right one for our cruising plans. We anchored in Back Creek in Annapolis so the retailer could deliver our new tender directly to a nearby dinghy dock. It was our second week of cruising, and already I was tired of the tired old dinghy that had come with our dream boat. The night before the new dinghy's highly-anticipated arrival, we shared a sundowner...

Bmw Oracle

Oh, what a sweet victory On February 14* (which just happened to be Valentine's Day), BMW ORACLE Racing became the first American team to win the America's Cup since 1992, when Bill Koch's America3 successfully defended the Cup in San Diego. The win against Switzerland's Alinghi made San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club the 28th American defender of the Cup. The 2010 race for the oldest trophy in international sport featured two of the most innovative multihulls on the planet. BMW ORACLE...

Running Backstays

For voyaging boats with a staysail forward, running backstays add a large measure of security to the rig, especially when the wind is really piping. Running backstays are usually built with very low stretch line and are stowed against the shrouds when not in use. To maintain control of the runners, attach a block to the runner and rig a control line through a pad eye or second block at the base of the shroud. This control line can be released when you set the runner and then used to haul the...

Bvi Yacht Sales

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Saga Yachts Electrical

2007 SAGA 409 The Saga 409 has been described as the evolution of the cruising yacht. Built to cruise quickly and safely, her styling reflects her purpose. Built by Pacific Seacraft and located in Washington, NC. Special equipment for this fast cruiser includes in-mast furling, variable geometry rig with Code-0 spinnaker, twin Diamond Series Edson wheels, carbon fiber rudder, electric Harken cabintop winch, heavy-duty stern rails and bow pulpit, radar antenna arch, gfass-mat batteries, and more...

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Mainsheet And Traveler

Electric Sailboat Winches

One of the best ways to reduce clutter in the cockpit and eliminate the hazard of getting tangled in the mainsheet during a jibe is to mount the main traveler on the cabin top forward of the companionway. This is called mid-boom sheeting and requires fore and aft blocks on the boom to spread out sheet loading. The main sheet runs forward to the mast, through two blocks and then back to the cockpit. The sheet either runs out along the side decks and aft to winches near the helm handy but...

Tips For Going Aloft Using A Chair Or Harness

Winch Chair

Wear fish cleaning cotton and rubber gloves. They are inexpensive and provide an excellent grip on the mast or rigging. You can make the job easier and faster for the person winching you aloft by grabbing the rigging or halyards and lifting yourself as they are winching, Consider wearing long pants and deck shoes to protect your legs and feet. When in roily conditions, rig a downhaul line from the bottom side of the chair or harness. It can be secured to the base of the mast once you reach the...

Looking Forward

Given a difficult and isolated history, the balance that Palmerston is working toward today is remarkable. Palmerston is in fact a social experiment in the works. Aside from the church one would expert to find in the center of the island, Palmerston boasts a schoolhouse for its current 16 pupils, a central administration and an Internet connection and phone. Hut it is not blindly marching toward modernization. The islanders have discussed satellite television, for example, and for the present...

Patrick Mouligne Frog Kiss

Electric Sailboat Winches

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Nordhavn Longevity

Our 20-vear-old boat performs as though she was brand new. -Nordhavn 46 i owner Patrick Mouligne FUEL BURN 2 siMir 6.2 kiiot 1,650 rpm cruising speed the Bahamas and the Med, I had made up my mind that if I was to buy a power boat it would be an N46, said Patrick, She was the first and only power boat I instantly fell in love with. The fact that she was hull number one didn't scare him. In act, it made him more confident. It s true when they say that a Nordhavn only gels better with age, muses...

Modern Symi

In 2009, Judy and I arrived at Symi once again, this time by fast ferryboat from Rhodes. Instead of living along the wall as we did in 1994, now we are renting a remodeled old fisherman's house, dating from the early 1900s, perched just above the harbor. And there we are hosting our three granddaughters, Charlotte 15 , Annie 16 and Sara 26 for a week. Three times the number of boats now line the wall of Symi's harbor, most being chartered sailboats or large luxury yachts visiting just for the...

Feeling Our

We each took two three-hour watches over the course of the night, and I've never been so content at the helm. Not only was the night sparkling and soothingly beautiful, but the continual wind shifts made for engaging sailing. It was so dark at times that 1 couldn't even sec the sails, so I began to feel my way, noticing the wind lifting us by Velella's slight heel, easing the sheets in response, tacking through as it swung to the south, and gybing the genoa to go full wing-on-wing as it came...

Other Considerations

Scott Sprague Boat Designs

For extended sailing, it pays to have headphone adaptors on all radios. This way the navigator can listen to weather reports without disturbing the off watch. It's also very helpful to have a built-in tape recorder, or a rack for your personal tape recorder near the radios so you can tape weather broadcasts. If reception is poor, you may need the tape to replay several times to get the message. Other times you may he busy or needed on deck. You can have the tape set up and the radio tuned, turn...

Sail And Power Charters

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