Enjoyable Cruising World article by influential sailor Lin Pardey

…There is not a single “cruising” sailor my age who hasn’t been influenced one way or another by Lin and Larry Pardey. Their “go small, go simple, go…

Thoughts and a video on a rigging bag from Lin Pardey

…While contemplating complexity vs simplicity in life and on sailboats, I once again stumbled on a precious morsel by Lin Pardey who has been land-based in New Zealand. Taleisin…

Awning improvement ideas from another old sailboat

…comment to Eben Bruyns the new owner of Taleisin (Lin and Larry Pardey‘s boat), I noticed the D-ring fittings and cinch lines and figured I would archive the photo in…

Sailing around the world for 8 years with 3 kids taught us to live without structure

…You get to explore the world and bring your home along with you,” says Lin Pardey, an author and 45-year veteran of the cruising lifestyle who, with her husband Larry,…

Summer reading: As Long As It’s Fun by Herb McCormick

…I’ve probably read every book the Pardey’s ever published as the information help me learn about cruising and our first boat and caring for a spruce mast and boom….

Bull Canyon for the iPad while the price is right

…(since I own all of the more practical Pardey books) and have enjoyed everything previously written or put to video. I don’t expect it to be “as” functional, but enjoy…

Coming up with a new idea from an old Pardey book

…and refasten the stay for passages. Quick measurements had me thinking that this would be possible and work, but I’m starting to question my logic? === Lin and Larry Pardey’s…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.