This is a new website which is a work in progress. The motivation is to offer our published articles and, where desirable, the original manuscripts. There can be a considerable difference between a published magazine article and the submitted unedited words. Often 3,000 words get chopped to 2,000 words to fit a particular issue. Or 2,000 words are reduced to 1,500 words. This can make for a more concise, entertaining read but often valuable information lands on the editorial floor.
We feel most of our articles contain information that is not found in the popular "how to" nautical books nor in other magazine articles. Sharing these new ideas has been our motivation and why we have had a high submission/published ratio.
We put together information after observing and living the experiences we write about. Technical articles must be correct. Before submitting a technical article about chart plotters, refrigeration systems, or feathering propellers, for example, we have a technician from the company mentioned review the article for accuracy. Despite great effort by all involved, in the long editorial process, where there are many hands in the mix, errors occasionally do slip into an article. This is our chance to correct those published items we feel should be clarified.
Hopefully the easy access to these articles and the unedited versions we choose to offer will make the outfitting of your cruising sailboat a smooth process.
Patrick and Rebecca Childress
CLICK HERE to buy "Electronic Outfitting for our Circumnavigation" - As published in Blue Water Sailing Magazine - January 2008, 6 pages
CLICK HERE to Buy "Communications Aboard Brick House - Gadgets and Gear to Stay in Touch" - As published in Blue Water Sailing Magazine - February 2008, 8 pages
CLICK HERE to Buy "The Easy Flow, Engine Room Plumbing Upgrades" - This version supersedes the article which appeared in SAIL magazine - 6 pages, 1,174 words
CLICK HERE to Buy "After One Year, What Worked What Didn't"-Updated version, originally appeared in Blue Water Sailing,6 pages
CLICK HERE to Buy "After Two Years, What Worked, What Didn't - Original Version from Blue Water Sailing - 5 pages
CLICK HERE to Buy "After Three Years, What Worked, What Didn't" - 6 pages
CLICK HERE to Buy "Time For A Cold One, Refrigeration Installation" - 5 pages