Archives for March 2011

Selecting and Installing a Fishfinder

We decided to install a fishfinder on our 15' Boston Whaler and use the boat for more fishing trips around Charlotte Harbor. My last experience with fishfinder/depthfinder technology was long ago, and I had no idea of the current state of technology … [Read more...]

Remote-Control Sailing

What Sailors Do When They Can't Sail A Real Boat You can see the hole the keel is digging in the water as the boat tries to accelerate on her side. Lots of wasted energy. The sailboat is funny going downwind Here the boat is trimmed in … [Read more...]

Buy the Right Kayak Paddle

Having the right kayak paddle is nearly as important as having the right kayak. If you kayak a lot, and paddle long distances, the benefits of a really great paddle become obvious. Buying A Kayak Paddle The first time I bought a kayak … [Read more...]

Charlotte Harbor Regatta 2011: Multihull Fleet Racing

Dawdling through swarms of multihull sailboats in a slow catboat Fleets of multihulls in the race starting area Went out with a friend on his Com-Pac Sun Cat to watch Friday's sailing action in the 2011 Charlotte Harbor regatta, and typical of … [Read more...]

Charlotte Harbor Regatta 2011: Small Sailboat Fleets

Class Races with Flying Scots, Lasers, Sunfish and more! Small Sailboat Fleets I volunteered to help out on the water for the 2011 Charlotte Harbor Regatta, where we had quite a flotilla of signal boats, mark set boats, and safety boats organized … [Read more...]