video: Visiting Friends on s/v Southern Cross (Dickerson 41 Sailboat)
Southern Cross is a 41 foot long, full keel wooden sailboat built by Dickerson Boatbuilders in Maryland in 1974. We visited Don and D aboard s/v Southern Cross in March of 2013 in Oriental, North Carolina...
Deck Tour, part 1...
video: Deck Tour of Southern Cross, Part 2 (Dickerson 41 Sailboat)
A guided tour of the deck of Don and D's Dickerson 41 cruising sailboat 'Southern Cross.'
Don and D tell us about how they cracked their aluminum mast and then replaced it with a Selden roller furling mast.
We also look at Southern Cross' mast steps which were invented by Bernard Moitessier, and see an animation of his incredible record single handed circumnavigation.
Deck Tour of Southern Cross, Part 2 (Dickerson 41 Sailboat) - YouTube
video: Deck Tour of Southern Cross, Part 3 (Dickerson 41 Sailboat)
We look at Southern Cross' custom bimini rain catcher, their ingenious installation of Kyocera solar panels, their multiple uses for the mizzen running backstay, their use of sampson posts instead of cleats, how they use engine room ventilation exhaust for cockpit heating, and much much more.
Don and D also give some great advice on letting the boat teach you what it needs.
video: Cabin Tour of Southern Cross, Part 1
We look at Southern Cross' beautiful dragon carvings, the galley, the massive storage lockers, the structural members of the wood hull, an ingenious custom salon table design, sea berths, the propane fireplace and much much more.
Don and D also talk about the different Dickerson 41 layouts, the annual Dickerson Rendezvous, and their incredible voyage to the Macareo River in Veneuzela.
Cabin Tour of Southern Cross, Part 1 (Dickerson 41 Sailboat) - YouTube