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Baltic 42 in the Erie Canal – Scraping By!

Baltic 42 in the Erie Canal – Scraping By!

This spring I was fortunate to spend some time with Erin and Marie on their Baltic 42. We had a great sail from Rhode Island to New York city where I jumped-off and Erin and Marie carried on up the Erie canal to Lake Erie. One of the concerns was the 2m keel and...
Obeying The Buoys

Obeying The Buoys

No one possesses the literary skills to make the subject of buoyage interesting – no one. Buoys, their markings and light attributes are a dry subject and a necessary evil in maritime training schemes. Still, getting them wrong can have very real repercussions....
Keel Failure and the Deadly Inversion

Keel Failure and the Deadly Inversion

A Bad Day at the Office The Old Salt Blog recently posted a slightly inflammatory but informative piece on keels falling off (here) which raises more questions than it answers.  Whether or not the few tragic incidents require an overhauling of design specs or...
Falling Leaf – Man Overboard Method Christened.

Falling Leaf – Man Overboard Method Christened.

Before RYA Examiner Dave De Wolfe came out to Kingston from Halifax to examine two of Topmast’s students at the Yachtmaster level we had a phone conversation about the efficacy of various man overboard techniques. It took a few minutes but we both agreed there’s a big...

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