Category: Sailing Tips

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 […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) Preventing winter damage to your boat and making spring commissioning easier are the two main objectives of winterizing your boat. With these two goals in mind, what do you need to know when you’re getting ready to winterize? How Winter Can Harm Your Boat Freezing water expands with inexorable force. […]

By. B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) Welcome to my Research Project Lithium batteries are a wonderful technology. They are lighter, charge better, and are so efficient. OH MY GOD YOUR BOAT IS GOING TO EXPLODE LIKE A GALAXY NOTE SEVEN ON A TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHT! You’ll get so much more life out of them, they’ll last for […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) Welcome to my first post as a contributing editor to the iNavX blog! Our first topic is the all important BATTERY…or as Kathy says “Can you maybe not say the B-word for an hour, please?” Apologies in advance…things are going to get technical about batteries. If you’re into that, then […]

The entire iNavX team would like to welcome you to our new Blog, and more importantly, to introduce you to B.J. Porter, our first contributing editor. B.J. are his wife Kathy are lifetime sailors, who back in 2012 fulfilled their dream of moving onto their boat, S/V Evenstar. Since then, along with their two children, […]