Month: January 2020

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) We’ve taken the mast off of Evenstar before.  A couple of times in fact.  When storing on land in the winter her mast is so tall that the windage is dangerous, so to avoid shaking, rattling and damage to the boat we pulled the mast when we did it. It was pretty […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) A good night’s sleep on a boat is a pleasure away from a dock or mooring if you can anchor your boat so it stays. Assuming you’ve got good ground tackle, there are three main points to watch for when you are anchoring the boat: positioning, a good set, and […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  “No Battle Plan Survives Contact With the Enemy” –  Helmuth von Moltke If you haven’t figured it out from my posts to date, the initial battery installation didn’t go as smoothly as planned. There were some speed bumps. A few dips in the road. A couple of potholes. A long, […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) Your boat insurance policy isn’t as hard to read as you think. It’s a bit of a wade to get through the “aggregates,” “agreeds,” and “perils” whipped together by the underwriters, but it’s an important piece of protection you should understand. The answer to the question posed by this article […]