• Photo by John GoldBoat designer Clint Chase at his desk. Chase is seeking input from Points East readers to design a new pram.
    November 22, 2021

    Designing the perfect tender for Points East cruisers

    Boatbuilder Clint Chase wants to know from Points East readers: What makes the perfect tender?

  • The author’s family aboard their Boston Whaler, during a cruise in calmer weather.
    November 22, 2021

    Following seas, tin skiffs & Getch

    Dave Getchell was the consummate small-outboard/aluminum-boat guy. A skillful, safety-conscious skipper, Getch clearly knew small-craft handling and loved to share his wisdom with kindred spirits.

  • Photo by Meredith J. Rushing Conrad at the helm with Alex fishing on the trip out to Damariscove Island. The beautiful sunshine would soon give way to much rougher weather.
    November 22, 2021

    Just plain scared silly

    The weather was prefect for a picnic on Damariscove Island. Until it wasn’t. The trip back was a challenge.

  • Photo courtesy David RoperDavid and Elsa. Older, but still seaworthy and together.
    November 22, 2021

    A couple of aging vessels

    Boat and owner share some characteristics. They’re both getting older, but not ready to part yet.

  • Capt. Dan prepares to celebrate after anchoring at Merchants Row. Inset, the author on Isle au Haut with Bailamos in the background.Photos courtesy Jacqueline Llewellyn
    November 22, 2021

    A voyage to the promised land

    And no such hallowed place is earned without travail. Bad things happen in threes, so after the fourth mishap disappeared in our wake, we settled into the rhythm of the sea and logged a flawless cruise.

 

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