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‘Lectronic Latitude, Latitude 38, and Monica Grant did it again. They published another Resourceful Sailor Series piece on April 17, 2023 called The Resourceful Sailor Battens Down The Hatches. It’s about replacing the cockpit sole engine lid gasket on Sampaguita, a Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20.

The Resourceful Sailor would like to thank Port Townsend Rigging (PTR) for assisting me with Sampaguita’s mast and rigging overhaul in 2021. Without their expertise, consultation, and kindness, it is hard to imagine having the incredibly satisfying and successful experience I did. They taught me so much it is impossible to write about the project without giving them a nod. This originally appeared in the August 24, 2022 edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude

Read more about Irene‘s circumnavigation from Peter and Ginger Niemanns’ 3-part series in 48 North’s May, July, and September 2022 issues.

The 2022 expedition I have joined through the Northwest Passage this summer is about to get underway. If successful, it will be my second transit. The first in 2019 was east to west. This second attempt will be west to east. Leaving from Anacortes, WA, it will be quite some time before we reach the Bering Strait, the actual beginning of the Passage, with a hopeful arrival to France in September. If… Read More

The southeasterly wind was perfect! Under full main and jib, Sampaguita, a Flicka 20, charged toward the starting line for the Cruising Two class, just under hull speed and close-hauled. One hand on the tiller, one on the mainsheet, Olivier luffed the main in the gusts to keep the rail out of the water. I fine-tuned the jib. The sound of the water rushing by would charm any old salt as we sat… Read More

I will be attempting a west-to-east transit of the Northwest Passage in the summer of 2022 as crew aboard a French-owned and built Boréal 47 sailboat. This trip begins in Anacortes, ends in Brittany, France, and starts in early May. I previously transited the NW Passage in 2019 from east to west, crewing aboard Breskell, a 50-foot cold-molded sailboat. That trip began in Newfoundland and ended in Port Townsend. So you could say… Read More

When faced with the dilemma of how to install a lee cloth on a small boat, The Resourceful Sailor decided a lee net was more suitable. It was more versatile, less costly, and more adaptable to Sampaguita‘s anchoring options. This is the subject of the latest installment published by Latitude 38 and ‘Lectronic Latitude on March 21, 2022. I can’t thank Monica and the crew enough for their support.

Sometimes with boats, you have to think outside of the box. The tool box, that is. The latest installment of The Resourceful Sailor does just that in an effort to remove the external chainplates from Sampaguita. The full article was published on February 18, 2022 on ‘Lectronic Latitude, the online version of Latitude 38. A special thanks to Monica and the crew for keeping the column alive. Click below for the full… Read More

What do you do when your aging sailboat hardware needs rebuilding or replacing? The Resourceful Sailor takes a look at some of the possibilities using the Schaefer round bar traveler as an example in, A Traveler’s Story. A special thanks to Latitude 38 and ‘Lectronic Latitude for publishing it on January 24, 2022. It takes a look at rebuilding an oldie, but goodie found on Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20s. Thank you for… Read More