Paul Benner

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Living Aboard: Make it Easy

Over four years of cruising, as we put equipment to the test aboard <i>Osprey</i>, our Adams 45 steel cutter, we came up with a list of ideas and gear that …

Focus on liferafts: are you ready should the worst happen?

<b>Mike Owen looks at the type, content and position of liferafts and asks: are you ready should you need to use it?</b>Crew members of PUMA Ocean Racing …

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45 Years of Sailing

The year is 1970. Richard Nixon is in the White House. Men wear long sideburns, oversized sunglasses, medallions, velour shirts and platform …

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Choosing a Liveaboard Boat

When I first started looking to move aboard a boat in 1998, I didn’t have a clue as to the difference between a liveaboard boat, and those primarily …

Life Jacket Extras: What to Put in Your Life Vest’s Pockets if You Want to Get Found

When it comes to life jackets, there can be a big difference between what the U.S. Coast Guard requires and what you may need in an emergency. The …

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How to Live on a Sailboat; A Live-Aboard's Story

A few years back I made the decision to cut my ties to land and live aboard a sailboat. Living aboard means different things to different kinds of …

Simplicity v. Technology on the Ocean Sailing Boat

I just had an interesting email exchange with a friend whose in the (years-long) process of outfitting his boat for extended ocean cruising. The boat …

What Does it Take to Turn an Old Boat into an Ocean-ready Passagemaker?

What does it take to turn an old boat into an ocean-ready passagemaker? That was the question facing my father, Dennis, when he decided to fulfill a …

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