The Single Sideband Radio Nets
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Posted: July 28, 2006
The Single Sideband Radio Nets
Three readers have asked us about the various single-sideband nets we like listening to out here. "Is there any way that those of us at home can listen in?" asked Peter L., of Seattle, Washington. "Do I need a special ham radio and license?"

From Douglas: You don't need a ham radio or any kind of license to listen in on the various nets or to any conversation which is taking place over the high-frequency radio bands. ...... Read More

Easy to Please
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Posted: July 27, 2006
Easy to Please
July 27 , 2006
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Awakenings
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Posted: July 27, 2006
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Tom’s Tips About Wakes
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Posted: July 27, 2006
1. Always assume that wakes are going to happen and be as prepared as you can
2. Don’t expect larger boats to always slow down when they pass you in wide open waters. Their skippers may feel that if you’ve got plenty of room to turn into a wake you should.
3. If you’re a larger boat in open waters, courtesy alone (in addition to many other considerations) dictates that, if you want to maintain speed as you pass a boat, you at least change course so that you don’t pass him too close, so that your wake will have leveled out some by the time it reaches him, and so that ...... Read More

My June Vacation: Cruising Cognac Country
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Posted: July 17, 2006
The following photos and associated descriptions were taken during my recent family excursion during June, 2006 on Crown Blue Line in France. This name of this particular itinerary was called the Charente. We began our journey from the Crown Blue base in Jarnac and proceeded west toward Rochefort.
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Safety gear aboard Ithaka
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Posted: July 15, 2006
1. Safety Gear Aboard Ithaka
We're outfitting our Westerly 42 for extended cruising. How did you decide what kind of safety gear to carry aboard your boat?

- Mark Meyers, London, England

From Bernadette: Having read enough horror stories about sailors who decided to lie ahull in heavy weather, we wanted to make sure that, despite conditions (and our own limitations), the boat could carry a shortened amount of sail. In addition to our storm jib, we purchased a storm trysail, and then ins...... Read More

Slow Dancing Through The San Blas
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Posted: July 15, 2006
July 15, 2006
Isla Caobos, Kuna Yala, Panama
09º 35.604 North
078º 41.633 W
Slow Dancing Through The San Blas
By Bernadette Bernon
Tonight was one of those cruising nights that come along once in a blue moon. Seemingly out of nowhere, where before there’d been only isolated little islands -- and Ithaka and Sand Dollar anchored by ourselves – now there were friends gathered on cruising boats from near and far, all drawn to the Holandes islands of the San Blas, for a celebration of a birthday – Linda’s on...... Read More

Whatever Happened To "The Castaways"?
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Posted: July 14, 2006
Whatever Happened To "The Castaways"?
Many of you have asked us if we know what ended up happening to Cobi and Winsal, the two stranded fishermen we wrote about in our Log of Ithaka number 101 on the www.BoatUS.com website,, who were rescued from the Vivorillos Cays by the Lindblad Explorer cruise ship Sea Voyager.

From Bernadette: Cobi and Winsal are fine. They made it safely home to Guanaja. The morning after the Sea Voyager got underway, Cade and Lisa on ...... Read More

A Fishermans Question of the Hour
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Posted: July 13, 2006





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Cruising With History
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Posted: July 13, 2006





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