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2009
Keeping Costs in Control
Finding Your Boat in the Dark
Instrument Assisted Grounding
Limited Power of Attorney
Structural Adhesives for Boat Building
Lyle Hess Plans: Change of Address
Source for Bu-Ord parachutes for Para-anchor Usage
Writing and Cruising
Children and Cruising

2008
No Marina Shower
Pro-Active Insurance
Better Folding Water Jugs
Reinforced Tradewinds
Bilge Pump Outlet
Floating Plastic Waste
Mast Failure
Signing Off Before You Set Sail

2007
Ship's Library
Maintaining Varnished Surfaces
Have epoxy adhesives improved recently?
Series Drogues: Can They Work Like a Para-anchor?
Efficient Tool Drawers For Cruising Boats
Make Your Boat Unstoppable
Open Roadsteads
Storm Trysails
Lyle Hess Designs
What Does Cruising Cost?

2006
Navigation Warning
Quick Fix in Island Studded Waters
Things I've learned at sea
Winterizing Varnished Timber
Para-Anchor Source
Sea Boots
Preventing Rigging Failures at Sea
What about holding tanks?

2005
Ventilation Assisting
Companionway Board

I hate systems!
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Galley Sink Cutting Board
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Email Contact-Beware
Folding Lifeboat Note

2004
Plated Plugs
When Radar Doesn't Work

Perfect Cruisers Cookware
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Ships Medical Library
WARNING:Spectra Lines

New To Oysters
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A Space Conscious Knife Rack

Double Duty Locker Door
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2003
Life Rafts
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2002
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Leftover Fillet
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2001
Anti-prop stop reminders
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Poor Mans A/C
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Water in your fuel
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2000
Natural Sandpaper
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1999
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August 2009

Lyle Hess Plans: Change of Address

The plans for boats designed by the late Lyle C. Hess including those for the Falmouth 30 (the ones we used for Taleisin) can now be obtained by writing to Linda de Coux (Lyle’s daughter) at:
P.O. box 2849
Fullerton, California 92837

You can also leave a message at 1-714-680-0400 and Linda will either call or email within a few days.

For a list of plans and their cost, take a look at our cruising tips for 2007. Lyle Hess Plans are listed there.

Source for Bu-Ord parachutes for para-anchor usage

The parachute we use on board Taleisin to assist us in storm conditions is actually a surplus one made for the military. We bought ours from a chandlery called Fiorentino’s who supplied them for fishboats in the San Pedro area. For many years it has been difficult to find similar BUORD parachutes. Now we have learned the same company has purchased another 400 of the 8 footers like we use, plus several 12 footers.
You can contact them at: 1-800-777-0732 or 1-949-631-2336 (www.para-anchor.com).

We can confidently recommend these Bu-Ord parachutes as para-anchors. They are built super-strong to military specs. (See page 54 of Storm Tactics Handbook, 3rd edition for more on this Bu-Ord parachute)




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