The Boatyard Vava’u, Tonga

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All boat owners share the same two desires when they haul out: Get your stuff done Get back in the water Boatyards are pretty much a means to an end and certainly not a place to linger if your psychological or …

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Calling a Spade, a Spade

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If you have read our book you will know how we feel about spade (unsupported) rudders. We don’t like them and consider them a pretty bad idea for a voyaging boat. For those that haven’t read the book, a properly …

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Reality attack!

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To those who have never done it, life on board a boat can seem to be all hearts and flowers! However, the truth is not quite like the dream. Unless you live in an active volcano, the poor old boat …

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