• Photo courtesy boat-from-usa.comTwo-stroke engines require oil to be mixed with gasoline to keep the engine lubricated. Forget that critical step and you’ll end up with an expensive anchor.
    November 20, 2023

    Two-stroke troubles

    Forget the oil in your 2-stroke outboard and you may be rowing home.

  • Sunrise greeted the crew of Bailamos upon their arrival in Penobscot Bay, Maine, after an overnight passage from Hull, Mass.Photo by Jackie Llewellyn
    November 20, 2023

    Winter Harbor wander

    Despite minor mishaps our sail Downeast, past Mount Desert Island to Winter Harbor, was almost perfect for us, as we set forth with a fantastic August weather window and a positive cruising attitude.

  • The hull of Adironack IV under construction. Photo courtesy Shanan Wolfe
    November 20, 2023

    Form and function

    One might think that drawing up plans for a traditional design for the day-charter trade is simple, but consider the thought processes invested in the new schooner Adirondack IV. Then think again.

  • The author and her former partner, Will. Different cruising styles, but they worked, at least for a while. Photo courtesy Natasha Salvo
    November 20, 2023

    Sharing the helm

    Partners find their different cruisiung styles compliment each other.

  • Photo courtesy Chuck RadisThe author’s 16-foot C-Dory beached at Fort Gorges in Portland Harbor.
    November 20, 2023

    A whale in Lowell’s Cove

    Making the best of a difficult situation.

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