Bend to my will evil heavy anchor!

One of our first major purchases on Pura Vida was an upgraded anchor.  We were thrilled to acquire 150' of G4 chain with her, but a little less enamored with the plough style anchor on her bow. Few things in boating are debated as much as anchors.  There are dozens of styles and more manufacturers …

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Boat Projects. There is always something to prepare, upgrade, or maintain on a cruising sailboat

I've busted out our new fancy-schmancy Sailrite sewing machine and am climbing the steep learning curve towards proficiency with it.  Ehen we first acquired the machine I watched the DVD the heavy beast came with and got tons of practice sewing straight lines making 116 cones for our Jordan drogue (emergency brake in case of …

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