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… And welcome to my website. Click on the Boat Projects tab and you will find detailed articles for the DIY boat owner, on topics such as building a self-steering windvane or re-designing the interior of your boat. And for the more literary-minded, check out the Captain’s Log.

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Women in Sail

Most men have to prove themselves. They start from zero. If they didn’t already learn that from mom and dad, they will soon get the lesson applied with a sledgehammer by the women they attempt to seduce. Females, conversely, are handed a great bounty by nature Part I : Girls Against the Boys On the… Continue reading Women in Sail

Opinion: why we would rather spend money on beautiful yachts than the poor

I recall watching an America’s Cup race on television with a college classmate of mine. That was in 1992, when America’s Cup race management had just switched from the old, heavy 12-meter yachts to the newer and larger IACC yachts. Working with a new class of yacht the competitors were still trying things out, and… Continue reading Opinion: why we would rather spend money on beautiful yachts than the poor

Frankenstein’s Secret

Knowledge the shade of a shade, Yet must thou sail after knowledge Knowing less than drugged beasts“ –Ezra Pound I. The Moral of Science In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a young university student discovers the animating principle of life. He constructs an eight-foot tall human from several fresh corpses. “It was on a dreary night of… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Secret

You Bet Your Life

The story goes that once upon a time the famous philosopher and atheist Bertrand Russell was asked what he would say if he found himself standing before God, and God asks: “Why didn’t you believe in me?”   Russell replied: “I’d look him straight in the eye and say: ‘you didn’t give me enough evidence’”.… Continue reading You Bet Your Life

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