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Stepping Out

Fortunately, all the complications involved in designing and building a great stepped-hull boat are the boatbuilder’s to solve, not yours.  Extra reinforcement is required to bridge the structural discontinuity across the steps, and stepped hulls are not as simple to laminate. At speed, driving through waves, stepped-hull boats invariably pitch and porpoise far less; their […]

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Galápagos Landing

… they move slowly and basically spend their days eating, sleeping, taking mud baths and having sex when the mood takes them.  There is something prehistoric about these dragon-like creatures and they are fascinating to watch. The wildlife encounters were overwhelming. These animals have no fear of humans and do not race off when people […]

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