Useful Links

Local businesses, useful resources and some of Captain Green's published articles.

A Milestone Atlantic Crossing | Green's Cruising World article about his 2012 transatlatic aboard a new Nautitech 542 catamaran

What Worked and What Didn't On an Atlantic Crossing | The sidebar for the above article "A Milestone Atlantic Crossing"

Refrigeration "The Big Chill" | Installing frigeration aboard Lyra

Review of the Reliance 44 | An article written about the Reliance 44 (LYRA) for Cruising World magazine

Champagne Electronics on a Beer Budget | Lyra's custom electronics package

Installing Lazy Jacks | Installing custom lazy jacks aboard Lyra

Integrating a tiller pilot with a windvane | Lyra's alternative to a proper electric autopilot

Sump'n Different | Build an industrial-strength gray-water containment system for your boat

Video: How to Tie on a Fender | How to properly secure fenders to your lifelines

On Board WiFi: Get Connected | Reliable Internet access aboard, there's a Wi-Fi system for you

Simple Solar Installations | A simple solar-panel installation keeps critical gear on a modest cruising sailboat powered up

Tools of the Trade | Save time and money by commissioning your boat with the right tools

LED Light Strips | Adding multicolor LED light strips has improved both night-sailing safety and the at-anchor fun factor

Fuel Filter Gauge | A simple gauge can tell you loads about the health of your fuel filter

Places to stay

Vanderbilt Grace | The Vanderbilt Grace is an historic boutique hotel in Rhode Island just minutes from the delightful waterfront of Newport, and is one of the town's best kept secrets. On Watch Sailing fully endorses a stay at this hotel.

Cliffside Inn | One of the premier places to stay in Newport, Cliffside Inn comes highly recommended by On Watch Sailing. Recently updated and absolutely gorgeous, you will be taken care of in every way when you stay at Cliffside.

Attwater Hotel | Check with the Attwater Hotel for packages that include a sail with On Watch.

 

Things to do

Antique Yacht Collection - Temma | Join an entertaining young couple for a private and classy power cruise aboard the stylish 42' Temma

Classic Cruises of Newport | For larger groups, Schooner Madeleine and Rum Runner II are great choices

Portable Navigation | An excellent reference link with sourced parts, including provision for receiving AIS and weather fax on your laptop

Sea Clear Watermakers | Why pay more for less? Convenient. Affordable. Modular. Reliable. Lyra has one. We love it.

FrigoBoat | We are extremely happy with our refrigeration system. They have a great website and phone support to help the DIY boat owner install the right system. You can read about LYRA's DIY refrigeration installation here.