Sailing With Josh


Oh, Joe, everyone needs a tow sometime! Engine failure is the most common reason for needing a tow. It’s happened to you, it’s happened to your friends, and you hear about it while monitoring VHF channel 16. It is never convenient and the saying, “it is better to give than receive,” usually applies. There are tow companies available, but unless you have the insurance, it is an expensive service. Also, depending on… Read More

    There are two types of sailors: those that recognize their Joe Boater moments; and those that lie. Their’s always something to be learned from Joe. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent AND the guilty. Oh, Joe, you’ve invited two friends out on the sailboat for the day. It is a beautiful, hot, Saturday afternoon, as you make your way to Lake Union in Seattle. The lake is alive… Read More

Oh Joe! You recently purchased a Lord Nelson sailboat. It is your first sailboat and you are neck-deep in the learning curve. You know that some boats are bigger than others, taller than others and better built than others. You are feeling confident in your boat, if not so confident in your abilities. Both of these are bound to be tested, but such is the nature of boating. Its time to head… Read More