Month: May 2020

earth day
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Sorry to ruin Earth Day, but COVID-19 is NOT good for the environment

April 22nd, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Remember when we used to celebrate days like that? Amongst the chaos and sadness that’s gripping the world because of the global COVID-19 outbreak, it’s easy to overlook this Earth Day in place of more urgent matters like widespread job loss. I get it. But […]

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Best Autopilot For Sailboats of 2020
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Best Autopilot For Sailboats of 2020

Unless you plan on growing multiple limbs or you have a large, regular sailing crew, then it’s inevitable that at some point you’ll need an autopilot to help you stay on course while you adjust the sails or grab something from below deck. Autopilots are useful for both the day sailors that enjoy exploring their […]

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best online reading
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Interesting things I’m reading on the internet these days

It’s been twelve days since New Zealand locked down, and I’ve been stuck inside. However, as a total introvert and homebody, I’m not super fazed; I was made for this. Time. To. Shine. I don’t even have to fake a reason for canceling plans. All plans are canceled! Wahoo! I’m definitely not hating this stay […]

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Best Marine Battery Chargers of 2020
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Best Marine Battery Chargers of 2020

These days even sailboats need more power than you thought was needed for a wind-powered vessel. For day sailers, things like your GPS unit, sound system, bilge pumps, and more will all need some kind of power, and cruising vessels need even more consistent power, particularly with things like electric winches. Therefore, having a battery […]

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lost job coronavirus
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So you’ve just been let go – unemployed in times of global pandemic

Hands up if you’ve been laid off, let go, stood down, furloughed, or just plain old fired since the coronavirus pandemic started. It seems like overnight, all of my friends either got the boot or are about to get the boot from their work. You know what? You are not alone. I’m right there with […]

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Best Touring Cycling Shoes of 2020
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Best Touring Cycling Shoes of 2020

The right shoes are a critical part of your bike touring kit, but what shoes are right for you? That will depend on where you’re riding, the conditions you expect to encounter, your personal preference, and your budget! The best touring cycling shoes span a range of needs and styles. Whether you want shoes just […]

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