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SET SAIL & LIVE YOUR DREAMS: Follow a Young Family Sailing Over the Horizon on the Adventure of a Lifetime SPIRIT OF A DREAM: A Sailor’s Ultimate Journey Around the World Alone THE CAPTAIN'S GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AFLOAT: Marine Electrical Systems, Water Generators, Solar Power, Wind Turbines, Marine Batteries
Bruce and April Winship were young and newly married when they decided to go looking for a little adventure. With little to no experience they hopped on a sailboat bound for Tahiti, and after two years of crewing on different sailboats throughout the South Pacific, Central and South America, they returned home with a burning passion to rediscover paradise on their own boat… this time as a family.
“Set Sail n Live Your Dreams” is the story of how Bruce and April overcame adversity, financial hurdles, and a steep learning curve to create the adventure of a lifetime for themselves and their two young daughters. Their voyage of discovery exposes the ;">We hope “Set Sail n Live Your Dreams” will inspire you to launch an adventure of your own, whether big or small, by land or sea… to drift off the beaten path, even for just a little while.
On October 2, 2013, Dave Rearick began an epic solo voyage around the world. Onboard his specifically built Class 40 racing sloop appropriately named “Bodacious Dream,” Dave sailed from Newport, Rhode Island. He sailed the length of the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Town, South Africa, a distance of 8,000 miles. From Cape Town, Dave sailed to Wellington, New Zealand where “Bo” was originally built, and then onto the fabled Galapagos Islands, one of the earth’s great nature preserves. On the final leg, Dave returned to Newport, Rhode Island by way of the Panama Canal. The full circumnavigation took 256 days to complete, leaving an indelible memory of the challenges and rewards of being at one with nature, the solitude of the open sea and the ever-changing landscape of life.
A successful ocean passage on a small to midsize sailing vessel means keeping things as simple as possible. The Captain’s Guide to: Alternative Energy Afloat gives you the most detailed, up-to-date advice on marine solar, wind and water power systems, to prepare your vessel for an ocean crossing while at the same time saving money and ensuring a smaller footprint on Mother Nature.
Circumnavigator-author Bill Morris describes in detail the best options for reducing dependence on fossil fuels, minimizing battery usage, and enjoying a comfortable lifestyle on the water. He presents an array of electrical charging systems, power-saving electrical fixtures, and manual devices aimed at saving money on fuel, along with pointers on installation and maintenance.