As Volvo Penta becomes the majority owner of Seven Marine, does this mean the realm of outboard propulsion is going to change? In ways that may eventually (pardon the pun) shock you.
Capt. Bill Pike's blog
A dicey, dicey cruise reveals a crew’s true mettle.
I like to look good. If you stop by my North Florida ranchero most any time, I’ll want you to think good thoughts about me, like, “Wow, this guy’s got a helluva spread here. And look at that shop he has out back—all those tools hung up neatly on a giant pegboard. He must really know what he’s doing.”
With the back of the electrical panel open, Zaricor encounters a true head-scratcher.
What Were They Thinking?
Doing a little work on your boat? It’s possible you’ll see a few things that’ll flat-out astound you. Or worse!
En route to the boatyard? Don’t be in such a darn hurry!
Our story opens in the midst of a voyage from Anacortes, Washington to Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, a very remote little archipelago well west of Vancouver Island. Lioness, a Defever 49 with five guys aboard, owner Phil Chernin and his brother-in-law Monty Bourn amongst them, eases along toward Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii’sd one and only big town.
Sometimes when you really need ’em, they just show up.
Wherein the media-hyped, weather-related delusions of a long-distance boat owner are fully explicated.
Capt. Bill Pike travelled to Johor Bahru for an inside look at the new, high-tech facility where the Grand Banks 60 is being built.
Most boaters go with a plain ol’ haulout at their marina prior to a hurricane—then they go home. Not these folks.
Not having a boat can drive some people a little crazy. Here’s what it did to me.
Boatlessness does strange things to a boater’s psyche. At least that’s my experience. And to further explicate the phenomenon, please allow me to describe the bizarre state of mind I fell into during the long, glum, boatless period that stretched between the sale of my Grand Banks trawler a year or so ago and the recent purchase of my new (to me, that is) Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Cruiser.