There are certain products, organizations or things I feel passionate about. Here they are.
The thing I feel most passionate about on both Ganesh and Wild Card is my Monitor windvane. It is priceless. I can't recommend it more.
My Harken roller furler has worked perfectly for over 18 years now. Amazing!
My Maxwell windlass is wonderful... ten times better than I hoped.
My latest electro-toy is a AIS (Automatic ID System) made by Vesper Marine. It is an amazing affordable solution to an age-old complicated problem.
If you need anything mechanical in the Caribbean, contact Parts and Power.
If you need a marine generator which is quiet and dependable, check out Norhern Lights here.
The best marine supply store in the whole world is Budget Marine.
Sally Erdle is a hero of mine at Caribbean Compass.
Obviously, I'm in love with NPR.
One of my favorite author's, Lin Pardey, has just released her latest ook, Taleisin's Tales-Sailing Towards the Southern Cross. As always, it's a great read. I have been reading Lin for decades and she never disappoints. She and Larry are two of the most knowledgable sailors I've ever met.
One of my favorite recent books is South from Alaska-Sailing to Australia with a baby for crew, written by Mike Litzow.
Alvah Simon, another great sailor, wrote a classic tale called,North to the Night. It's a great read for warm-blooded sailors who love cold weather sailing.
Of course the only book, in my opinion, that ranks up there with Joshua Slocum's, Sailing Around the World, is Frederick A. Fenger's, Cruise of the Diablesse.
Brady set up this fun photo on Ganesh then sneaked in at the last second.
Friends Web sites & Blogs
The Delos Tribe makes great cruising videos watched my millions! We have had some fun times with them and even bought them a beer.
Our friends Gwen and Don on Tackless II are here.
The Dharma Bums (famous cruising authors in Chinese) are here.
Jan and Nick of Yawarra have turned to powerboating in their sunshine years.
Peter Holmberg, the finest Caribbean sailors ever, is all suited up and set to go.
Judy Knape and Bryan Lane of Ursa Minor are hiding out here.
The beloved 'Wood Chuck' of the St. Thomas lagoon... also known as Chuck Handy... is blogging here.
Paddl'n Sue doesn't even use a paddle to cruise the entire Lesser Antilles... just her hands!
Now that David Bemis has sold his Swan 65, wife Tami has become a shutterbug. (Watch out: Cutie the Cat still bites!)
Here's a fellow who claims he can think AND travel...
Here's author Janna Cawrse Esarey's website. (You may have already read her in Cruising World or Sand in My Bra.) She has a fine eye, a great turn of phrase and writes some wonderful stuff from a female perspective.
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