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Sail & Oar Camp Cruising, Part 1 – Dreaming & Planning: Making a camp cruise fun and safe takes careful forethought. Here are the elements that went into a late summer trip alo...
Kayak Wisdom, Part 3 – Essential Sea Kayak Camping Gear: Bill Thomas and Jane Ahlfeld show us what sea kayak camping gear and supplies they take out on the water for an overnigh...
A Boat for Sail & Oar Camp Cruising — Francois Vivier’s Ilur, WAXWING: Waxwings are the loveliest of birds, and this little Vivier Ilur named after them is lovely as well; versatile, build-ab...
Virtues of a Small Boat, Gunkholing in a Sea Pearl 21: Whether it's 5,000 miles on the Great Eastern Loop or tucking into a quiet cove for the night - small boats like the Sea...
Outfitting a Small Cruiser for Voyaging, Part 3 – Below Deck: SOCKDOLAGER is just as interesting below decks as she is above.  Everybody can learn something about blue water outfitt...
Outfitting a Small Cruiser for Voyaging, Part 2 – Above Deck: Even if you might not be planning to sail to Bora Bora, you'll find these outfitting tips useful....
Outfitting a Small Cruiser for Voyaging, Part 1 – The Cockpit: Outfitting a small cruiser for voyaging for serious offshore work can be quite a challenge, especially when the boat in...
Outfitting for Cold Weather Camp Cruising with Tom Jackson: Tips and techniques by Tom Jackson for the shoulder-season camp cruiser will make the rest of the family want to go out...
What’s in Your Ditty Bag? With Geoff Kerr: Geoff Kerr is a seasoned vet at sailing the archipelago of Maine. We have noticed that whether he's the captain of NED L...
Outfitting a Small Sailboat with Geoff Kerr: Geoff shows us stem to stern how he outfits NED LUDD for a season of beach cruising and island hopping....

 

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