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  • Ahoy, Mateys!—Welcome aboard, and, About Shanachie’s Name
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the DREAM

the REALITY

the BOAT

the CREW

Old SALTS

Wonderful writing from some of our fellow sailors’ blogs & websites (listed by boat). Some sail solo, some sail with *kids!

TACKS

Tack on over to a Contact Us email form and a Voyages photo album here.

JIBES

Some favorite external links: resources for surf, weather, cruising, distance learning, and fun!

WEATHER & SURF

      • StormsurfSurf forecasts and reports, wave models, and marine weather
      • NOAA National WeatherNOAA National Weather Service (USA)
      • MetVuw WeatherNew Zealand (and South Pacific) weather and climate service
      • MetServiceanother great weather source from New Zealand for the South Pacific region
      • MetBobthe well-known weather guru Bob McDavitt’s “ideas for sailing around the South Pacific” among other handy gems
      • NRL MontereyUS Naval Research Laboratory satellite meteorology
      • Windyty Wind Forecastworldwide wind forecasts on a mesmerizing site

CRUISING | SAILING

      • Sailing Anarchyan often-irreverent site that tells is like it is, no holds barred, presenting the sport of sailing “topics, ideas and, critiques that have never been written about before. Anywhere.”
      • Pressure Dropa site dedicated to anything sailing and sailors everywhere on the planet
      • Noonsite: Global CruisingLots of info for global cruising sailors, most visited for its piracy updates!

BOAT RESOURCES

      • Blair Boats —The shop of master New Zealand boatbuilder, David Blair, who, with Joe, originally built Shanachie as a wee lad of 23
      • Ballenger Spar Systems —Owner Buzz Ballenger, the foremost mast fabricator on the West Coast
      • Svendsen’s Marine —Our favorite marine supply store
      • Lifestyle Canvas and Sails —A qualified sail and canvas maker who does beautiful work—highly recommended

OTHER COOLIO STUFF

      • PatentWearOur own online t-shirt design business... why not “slip into a little bit of history” with authentic patents (including nautical!) as wearable art?!
      • Laurel Springs SchoolThe accredited K-12 distance learning school that we used for our daughter’s 11th grade school year
      • GeocachingA fun activity for everyone, especially cruisers who routinely find themselves in exotic locations