Archive | Seamanship


Keep the bilges dry

I’m sure many of the sailboat owners who keep up on Satori can recall a moment with their own vessel when they realize that this big and beautiful yacht can sink. Not only can it sink, it can sink quickly if there isn’t a way to automatically pump water overboard fast enough to keep up […]

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Longtime cruiser’s take on why navigating in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia is such a challenge

People who don’t sail or voyage by boat are often very amazed when they hear of cruisers who go offshore for a year…or several. Their minds conjure up “The Perfect Storm” (which is actually a rare occurrence), and they think that you are doing something very brave. Our trip through Southeast Alaska and British Columbia […]

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