Construction & Technical

Fiberglass Repair, Epoxy, Resin, and Help
You need help with a fiberglass repair, epoxy mixes, resin formulations, or other similar questions? Who wouldn’t? When I became involved in my first substantial fiberglass project years and years ago (building and mounting a new center console for my ...
A Full Head of Steam
Today we’re at Steam Up, a model yacht gathering that is exactly what the name tells you. It’s all about steam. Real steam engines, in miniature. What would inspire a former military pilot, now retired from a career in finance, ...
Downwind Noir: The Record
BRINGING ALCHEMY TO THE WIND “Because it wasn’t there.” Sir Edmund Hillary All photos by Kimball Livingston Oops, I guess that’s a slight misquote of Hillary. But how else to introduce Rick Cavallaro, who invented an unproblem and then solved it—to the ...
A NALSA Record: DDWFTTW
And what rough beast, it’s hour come ’round at last, slouches toward Bethlehem to be born? All photos by Kimball Livingston Below, friends, is a document that I want on record at the Blue Planet Times. I’ll be referring to it ...
Power Cats in a Head Sea
 Is a power cat good in a head sea? Someone asked me that question lately, and my eyebrows hit the ceiling—how could one even ask? Running in a head sea is the situation in which a cat shines, and anyone ...
Photos — Hullish Weather on the North Atlantic
Dramatic photos of a Danish-built, Scottish fishing trawler in wild North Atlantic seas. The "deadliest" profession, for sure.
A Nordhavn 55 Delivery to South New Zealand
Nordhavn Australasia sales manager Peter Devers wrote recently on the Nordhavn website about a delivery he made of a new Nordhavn 55 to Picton [...]
A Tall Ship Heads to Sea
The sail training barque Picton Castle, a square-rigger registered in the Cook Islands and based in Lunenburg Harbor, Nova Scotia, is about to depart its mooring and head off on its fifth circumnavigation. The 14-month, westbound trip will sail through ...
Video Debut: The Underway Series from OceanLines, Episode 1
By way of introducing this new video series, let me re-state what will become obvious to you:  I am a writer. And writers may have great ideas for video but viewers will likely suffer a bit while the writer learns ...
Island Pilot Launches New IP535
Island Pilot is super-sizing its IPS-powered 435 into a new 531/2-foot model. New molds for the 535 have been built at the company’s yard in Zhuhai City, China, and Island Pilot reports that it has two firm orders already for ...

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Power Cats in a Head Sea
Power Cats in a Head Sea - July 1st 2010