Monthly Archives: May 2008

Animated Knots.

On one of the forums about cruising I frequent, I found the site Animated Knots. It’s the coolest site about knots I have ever seen. The contents of the site also can be purchased as a program, to run independent … Continue reading

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Internal affairs.

A few pictures of the inside of ‘Waratah’s hull. The first 3 give a view towards the stern, the last one shows the base for the mast compression post. In the next series of pictures, the first one shows a … Continue reading

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Storm survival.

Much has been written about storm survival tactics, and much of it is about the different systems of sea anchors. Sea anchors have the function to enable the boat to hold position in a storm, and keep the hull in … Continue reading

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Never change a proven concept!

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Engineering ToolBox

I stumbled upon this site called Engineering ToolBox. It’s an engineer’s treasure chest when it comes to find resources and information for engineering calculations. It helped me a lot with the design of systems on my boat.

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OceansWatch

Today I want to give a heads-up for OceansWatch, an organisation I recently joined, and which deserves to be promoted. I will provide below, unedited, some information on their organisation and goals. OceansWatch is a not-for-profit Trust with a rapidly … Continue reading

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Navigation equipment for ‘Waratah’.

One of the things that had to be sorted out, is the choice of navigation and communication equipment. When you are building a new boat, you have the chance to select the system you want to have in one go, … Continue reading

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