Boats Going Bump in the Night: Anchor Lights

Often when anchored in out of the way places … or not so out of the way places, I worry about other boats seeing our dark hulled sailboat. Sometimes boats zoom around after dark at speeds not conducive to stopping instantly if they realize our dark hull is directly ahead. Our thoughts on visibility after dark at anchor…..

Exumas Cruise … Things That Worked, Things That Didn’t

It’s almost a joke aboard Winterlude … a line from Eileen Quinn’s song … “if it ain’t broke, don’t USE it!”  🙂  As we all know all too well, salt air, saltwater and just being a boat contribute to a harsh operating environment for our homes and their systems.  This year we fixed a variety […]

The Best Upgrade of My Life! LED Lighting

We’ve made a lot of upgrades aboard Winterlude over the years and most have improved our lifestyle.  I guess you could argue that adding the watermaker improved our lifestyles and the self-steering definitely improved our lifestyles while passagemaking, but on a day to day basis, there is not a single upgrade that compares to my […]