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Service your winches!

Your winches are unsung heroes, performing their grunt work thanklessly. But, imagine what would happen if a pawl were to give way under a heavily loaded genoa in 25 knots of wind. The winch handle would spin around with enough force to break bones. We’ve all been on boats where the winch action sounds horrendous, […]

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Voyaging has its challenges

My first week of remote work was a bit of an adventure. The weekend before, I moved the boat to Cornett Bay inside Deception Pass. The bay is extremely well protected and lots of dock space is available in the State Marine Park there. Much to my chagrin, this bay was also ‘protected’ from cell phone […]

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Rebedding on a C&C Landfall 38

With day after day of rain lately, thoughts turn towards preventing that water from ruining wood coring. Almost all boats have it, and most boats have at least a couple leaks. If I had known all the locations of coring on the C&C Landfall 38 (LF38) upon purchase I would’ve resealed penetrations in those areas […]

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