Views from Aloft

A beautiful day…..arguably the best this year. A Tayana 37, a well done canoe stern for blue water cruising.             A brand new headsail furler and headstay assembly. This furler has won me over for being the best cruising line-drive furler available on the market. Any guesses to who makes […]

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Views from Aloft

The Rigging Company aloft to install a digital apparent wind instrument. An Osprey made its nest on top of it and broke the cheaply made mounting plate right off. The view of a Bristol 43, nice boat! Any guesses as to where we are? Thanks for having a look at the view.

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Views from Aloft

Today was a HOT one! We went aloft to see if this boat can accept an all rope jib halyard. As you can see, it is not the sheave that is the problem but rather space between the head-stay and sheave, it is simply too tight to fit anything other than wire. Other than the […]

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The Annapolis Spring Boat Show Lives On!

Well folks, apparently the last one was such a success that they’re doing it again. U.S. Yacht Shows proudly presents, the second annual Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show 2013. The event will be held in Annapolis’ historical downtown, City Dock. The Annapolis Fall boat show, has helped to build the town’s reputation for hosting the largest boat show in the […]

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Views from Aloft

It is the time of year for rig inspections. Here, we are aloft in the beautiful Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. This trip aloft was courtesy of a Lewmar Electric Winch, what more could you ask for, going up!? On second thought, we could have used a bit more sunshine, but “beggars can’t be choosers.” […]

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Views From Aloft

Well it has certainly been a while, but today’s excellent weather prompted another segment of “Views From Aloft”. This being the first climb of the year, all things considered, went pretty well. Sean and I argued a bit about who would get to ‘go up’ and how it just isn’t safe to send someone my size up […]

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The Greatest Sea Story Ever Told

The story of Earnest Shackleton, his 27 men, and the almost 2 year journey they had to endure in Antarctica is truly the most amazing maritime story ever told. Incredible real life footage can be credited to the on board cameraman Frank Hurley, from Australia. Take 30 minutes to watch this 3-part story, as Kevin Spacey narrates this […]

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