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Outfitting the Ideal Cruising Sailboat
By Sailing Quarterly producers, Rob and Dee Dubin.
After filming for 6 years and 24 episodes, the Dubins purchased a new bluewater cruising boat, "Ventana" - an Island Packet 40. They outfitted her with many of the gear and customizations featured in the series. In this video, the Dubins give you a tour above and below decks, describing boat construction, sails, rigging, ground tackle, and other gear and features they selected. Regardless of the boat you decide on, you'll find their advice extremely helpful.
See how it all worked! In 1996, the Dubins embarked on a 17 year, 50,000 mile circumnavigation. On January 18, 2012 they crossed crossed our previous outbound track in the Caribbean. Visit the Ventana Voyage website for the story of their sailing adventures and a wealth of knowledge of cruising the world.
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