PassageMaker Magazine has an "Issue Preview" page with some background and videos of the Galatea, a beautiful, restored Art DeFever design.
The full article will be in the October issue.
(I must say that guy is good with a dinghy :-))
High end, seagoing yachts. Drool.
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This is a really neat Great Loop cruise log. The trip was sponsored by Beneteau along with quite a few of the big names in the marine industry. The boat was a nice Swift Trawler ’34. The web site is very well done, with lots of details, pictures and a slick map. I wish I had found it earlier, but it makes for some interesting reading. As I write this, they have made about three-quarters of the trip and are working their way up the East Coast.
I’ll point out this interview, which is how I was led to the page.
I’ve installed a vinyl product in a house before. I can’t emphasis enough getting the substrate filled and level. After a while, every little imperfection shows through. I hadn’t seen this product before, but a PVC material like this should be great on a boat. – Bruce
Note that the video was "compressed" side to side, so the perspective is a little skewed. I liked the idea of mounting a HiDef TV antenna on the boat (mentioned toward the end). He reports good reception where they have been stopped. Good idea and much, much cheaper than a satellite dish.
Make sure and check out his tour of the boat for some real world descriptions and pictures of a production, ocean-going yacht.
Neat looking book about a great sounding cruise.
This is the author’s chronicle of exiting his familiar life, forsaking land and becoming a traveler on the sea. He shared your dreams, anxieties and questions. He had no ocean-going or large boat experience when he decided to make this change in his life. His adventure is testimony to the real possibility of living ‘The Dream’ and what you can expect along the way. It includes hundreds of stories about the challenges, magical moments in nature and wonderful people he embraced. It is also a cruising guide and unbiased account of his landfalls in the Pacific Northwest, California, west coast of Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and Bahamas. It includes a web site address that has Jenny’s routes and tracks in downloadable form that you can import into several electronic chart plotters. They show exactly where Jenny went and anchored and can relieve you of some of the tedious charting work and worry.