15 Perished in US Sailing Tragedies in 2016

Every year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the United States Coast Guard, and the Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety publish a report of statistics about recreational boating accidents. The 2016 report was just published and although there were fewer sailing deaths than last year, the numbers of general boating deaths, accidents, injuries, and…

2017 Stingy Sailor DIY Project Contest Winners

The entries for the 2nd annual Stingy Sailor DIY Project Contest have all been received and scored. I’m very pleased that there were 50% more project entries this year than last. And I’m humbled that some of the entries were projects that debuted here on this blog. A big thanks to everyone who entered whether you won a prize…

Enter the 2017 Stingy Sailor DIY Project Contest

Did you do a project on your sailboat last year that you’re particularly proud of? Or did you make an ingenious improvement that you’d like to share with other skippers? I’ve received comments and emails from many of you who rolled up your sleeves and took on DIY projects large and small, simple and complex. Now’s your turn…

Top 10 DIY Projects of 2016

2016 was another stellar year here at The $tingy Sailor! We’ve seen incredible growth in the number of pages viewed every day—up more than 200% from last year to over 650,000 views from 176 countries.

You Might Be a Stingy Sailor

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has made a fortune with his redneck jokes about “the glorious absence of sophistication.” They also poke fun at a particular socio-economic class in our culture. Yes, they’re corny but they’re also funny because many of us can see a bit of ourselves or somebody we know in them.

The Gift

Another year is quickly coming to an end. I want to sincerely thank everybody who spent some of their year here on this web site and especially those of you who wrote to me and purchased my ebooks. You are the reason for our biggest year ever with over 100% more page views than 2015. As my…

24 Perished in US Sailing Tragedies in 2015

For the past 57 years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the United States Coast Guard, and the Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety have published a report that contains statistics about recreational boating accidents. The 2015 report was just published and the bad numbers are up across the board.

Product Review: Little Giant Ladder

This is one piece of gear that I didn’t imagine would be so helpful but it has surprised me and become almost indispensable to me. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like much—a ladder to climb into the sailboat. But what’s great about this ladder is that it’s perfectly designed for the trailer sailor.

2016 Stingy Sailor DIY Project Contest Winners

The entries for the inaugural Stingy Sailor DIY Project Contest have all been received, reviewed, and scored. The results were very close among the top entries. I have to say I’m impressed by your ingenuity and resourcefulness. All of the entries were creative solutions to common problems aboard your sailboats. My hat is off to…