Monthly Archives : December 2016

Redesigning the Seawind 1160 Center Steering Bracket


I’m in the middle of upgrading the center steering bracket. The Seawind design had a single Ronstan Traveler Car to support the Steering Bracket. My understanding is the newer 1160 catamarans have relocated the Steering Bracket from a vertical mount to a horizontal mount to reduce stress on the ball bearings. This would be a significant change so instead I…

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Training for a marathon, cruiser style


One of my chief concerns about sailing for an extended period of time is not staying active enough.  Chris would read me blog posts about someone who does yoga on board, or he would tell me about island hiking trails.  But that didn’t seem enough.  I have been a runner all my life.  Even if there were decent trails on…

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Interesting in crewing on Strikhedonia?


Please note that this was extremely plagiarized from Tom Blancart (SV Karaka) This is the short version, for the more detailed post visit here. So you want to go sailing? There are a few basics to help you decide if becoming a crew member on a cruising sailboat would be a good decision. This is not intended as a guide…

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