FORGIVE ME FATHER, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT …
DIALOG ABOUT USEFULNESS OF WINDPILOT ON ALUBAT CIGALE 14
WINDVANE SELF-STEERING – LESSONS
translation of German blog dated 17th july 2018
CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT A SOLUTION FOR ISTVAN´S PROBLEM
WINDPILOT – PROPERLY EFFECTIVE WINDVANE STEERING SYSTEMS
IN EXTREMIS – LOSING THE RUDDER
THE HOW AND THE WHY
From the harbour tug operator to the car driver with an empty tank, anyone with first-hand experience knows the best way to set a large load moving in the right direction is to push it from directly behind or pull it from directly in front.
INFLUENCERS AND INFLUENZA – THE SILENT POWER
Influencers and influenza: both have the capacity to render one powerless, but while influenza’s challenge to the immune system is impossible to overlook, the influence on our thought processes of sources we trust can be far more insidious.
RUDDER, TILLER, WHEEL STEERING, EMERGENCY TILLER
Is overconfidence the order of the day? Have we lost our respect for the forces of nature? Naively succumbed to the marketers’ forked tongue? Is the new really always better than the old? Are today’s boats objectively better than yesterday’s?
PLANNING A LONG VOYAGE
Six months is really quite a long time, at least when it comes to travel planning.
EXPERIENCES WITH A BRAND NEW HANSE 588
I know Ariana und Jayme Souza since about 9 years, and of course it has been about transom ornaments. Jayme, living and working as surgeon in Salvador at that time and a sailor on his Bavaria 38 has purchased a Windpilot to leave for distant destinations.
APPEARANCE AND REALITY
A tour of European trade fairs and marinas reveals which marketing campaigns and promotions have gained the most traction and highlights the latest trends and developments to have been packaged up, badged (invariably) as important improvements and sold on to the sailing public.
GENESIS OF THE LONGUE ROUTE 2018
To plagiarize shamelessly Jack London – or his wife Charmian, both wrote exactly the same sentence without specifying the author – “it’s all the fault of Captain Joshua Slocum and his ship the Spray!”