Author: Nancy Koucky

News from the Helm – February 2019

CONSIDER BUYING USED Buying new often makes sense. But when you’re in the market for a boat part, take a minute to consider whether that part is likely to be found used at a consignment or surplus store. I remember each year...

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Dogwatch – February 2019

  Dogwatch (n): For sailors, either of the 2-hour watch periods between 1600 and 2000; For journalists, the period after going to press when staff stand by in case breaking news warrants a late edition. Volume 2, No. 4...

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Nautical Vows

Asked to officiate at the wedding of sailing friends in the Caribbean, Captain Gilmore also wrote their vows. . .  By Joan Gilmore CAPTAIN GILMORE: We are gathered here today before this beautiful sunset and in this community of...

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News from the Helm – January 2019

WANT TO BE A GOOD OLD BOAT BOAT REVIEWER? Are you familiar with the comprehensive boat review we feature at the start of each issue of Good Old Boat magazine? We have a small team of marine freelance writers who draft those for...

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Sun Shower Wind Break

By Mark Branse Over the years, I’ve often used a sun shower to heat water for onboard showers. If conditions are right, they can get to be too hot to use. But more often, a cooling breeze saps the heat generated by the...

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News from the Helm – December 2018

BY MICHAEL ROBERTSON EXCLUSIVE: JEANNE SOCRATES PRE-DEPARTURE MINI-DOCUMENTARY Cavan Lyons, a documentary film student at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies in Washington, traveled to Victoria, Vancouver, this past...

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