Dorade Dilemma

Does anyone notice what is missing from Detour’s dorade ventilation box? There are no boxes; hence “dorade box” a ventilation system designed by Sparkman and Stephens which enables air to flow freely into the cabin yet prevents water from entering the boat. A rectangular box is affixed to the deck. Within the box are two…

Clean Water Fresh Air

Water and air; without either of these substances cruising would simply not be possible! Life, for that matter, would also not be possible were it not for water and air. The two are mutually important for sustaining health and happiness. Water floats our boats. Water is the roadway on which we travel. Water keeps us…

Tuyau d’Arrosage

The first thing that Brian and I did once we obtained the boat keys was to go through the entire boat to determine what remained aboard from the previous owner; what “free” stuff had we gained through this sale? We opened every cupboard, closet, and hatch and took inventory of remaining spare parts, life jackets,…