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Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear

Overview<p>Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear by John Vigor<p>"An invaluable resource. [Vigor's] practical …

Sailing

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Free Books

Dashew Offshore, Beowulf Publishing, and the FPB team have been blessed with the support of the cruising community for many years, and we’d like to …

GoogleEarth KAP library for OpenCPN and SEAiq

Hi everyone,<br>For several years I have been creating and swapping GoogleEarth imagery for use in the free chartplotter OpenCPN. The imagery is captured …

Tips for Managing an Electronics Refit

Steve and Malia Gilbert were skiing in British Columbia when a massive storm slapped Puget Sound. Steve immediately tried hailing his Tacoma, …

Getting Internet on a Boat! The Cruiser's WiFi Dilemna - UPDATED 2017

<b>UPDATE 2017:</b> We have been using this internet boosting setup for over a year now and have sailed down from Victoria, through the Gulf Islands, Puget …

Boat water tank treatments tested

<b>Potable water is a valuable resource on a boat – but how do you keep tank water fresh? Ben Meakins and the PBO team test water treatments and filters</b> …

Water

Dreaming Of Sailing the Ocean? Why Not Turn It Into Reality?

The Reality of Sailing the Ocean<p><b>Whilst the prospect of sailing the ocean wasn't new to us - having cruised the offshore waters of England, France,</b> …

5 Reasons to Shoot in Raw Instead of JPEG

If you’re just getting started in digital photography, you may be wondering about the choice between shooting JPEG files and shooting in raw. Here’s …

Cameras

Making Your Sails Last

Sails do not last forever, but with proper care, cruising sails made of a high-quality Dacron sailcloth will provide many years of service. I know …

Turn Your Pasta Into Performance Food

The pasta-based carbo load has a confusing reputation. First, an imperative pre-race ritual, then a gut-bombing enemy of PRs, it’s now back in the mainstream as a beloved part of the endurance athlete’s diet—so long as it’s done right.<p>We’re not talking about a heaping plate of mom’s famous lasagna …

Five Nutrition Apps to Help You Eat Healthy

Regardless of your goals—weight loss, improved performance, or just better health—incorporating a nutrition app into your fueling plan can be effective, says Sarah Koszyk, a San Francisco sports nutritionist. “It’s a convenient way to build awareness about what you’re eating and allows you to make …

A quiet achiever, sailing alone around the world

<b>Every now and again you meet someone who manages to alter your perceptions, re-align your values and generally give your heart a good shake-up. Back</b> …

21 best upgrades for ocean cruising

If you’re considering sailing to warmer waters, whether the Mediterranean, Caribbean or further afield, but are worried that life on board will be …

10 top causes of engine breakdown – and how to avoid them

<b>During his 15 years as a marine engineer with the breakdown service Sea Start, Nick Eales has seen it all. He talks to Jake Kavanagh and offers PBO</b> …

Sailing

Soviet Veteran Who Met With Trump Jr. Is a Master of the Dark Arts

MOSCOW — Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in June 2016, had one consistent message for the journalists who met him over the years at the luxury hotels where he stayed in Moscow, London and Paris, or at his home on a leafy street in …

Top-Down Furling 101

For many years the spinnaker sock has been the primary choice for shorthanded cruising sailors who fly big, colorful downwind sails. The sock is a …

Keep Your Canvas in Tip-Top Condition

After replacing our cadet-gray Sunbrella twice and replacing zippers and restitching countless times in our first six years cruising, we decided …

Cleaning

MIT Invents a Way To Warn Sailors of Rogue Waves

MIT researchers have developed a new way for ships to predict unexpected rogue waves.<p>Rogue waves, killer waves, monster waves, freak waves—whatever you call them, these deadly oscillations of the sea can rise up eight times the height of surrounding calm waters to come crashing down onto an unwary …

Is it safe to visit Thailand?

Is Thailand safe?<p>One of the most popular holiday destinations in south-east Asia, Thailand lures around 25 million travellers every year, including nearly a million Britons, thanks to its clear seas, white sand beaches, excellent diving and relaxed pace of life.<p>But a series of explosions seemingly …

85 pictures that will make you fall in love with Earth all over again

To remind you of this, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet from Reuters.<p>Hopefully these images make you appreciate Earth and how important it is to continue to protect and preserve our environment.

National Parks

Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA

After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel this week pushed it to most people, with the …

5 Key Steps to Build Credibility as a Photographer

You want the truth but can you handle the truth? The cold harsh reality is the stereotypical photographer sucks at marketing themselves, its okay …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

When to Save As What - Photoshop file formats explained

When it comes to editing your photos, Photoshop might already seem complex enough. But have you ever given any deeper thought as to which file format …

Top 10 Photography eBooks | Popular Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

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23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Here’s how to BitTorrent movies on your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is a fantastic — albeit questionably legal — Mac app that allows you to treat BitTorrent like Netflix, searching for movies and TV shows on sites like The Pirate Bay that you want to watch and then streaming them directly to your computer.<p>It’s a great app, but it has at least one …

Popcorn Time