Boatworks

Ask SAIL: Cabin Insulation

by Don Casey, Posted April 22, 2015

I would like to add some insulation to the cabin sidewalls, because we sail in Maine, where it often gets chilly. Is there a way to do this without developing a future mold problem? 


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Electronics+Navigations

Take the Weather With You

A new star among the constellation of weather apps

 

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Sails+Rigging

Power Sails, Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

by Christopher White, Posted April 21, 2015

Alain Janet is pretty talkative these days, and with good reason. The head of the UK Sailmakers loft in southern France, Janet has spent most of his adult life making sails and working on how to make them better—not just for sailors, but also for the environment. 


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Boatworks

I often see poor electrical installations on boats, but here is a real classic. The owner of this boat wanted to install a switch for the air conditioning water pump, but there was no room for it on the shore power breaker panel.


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SAIL's Tip of the Week

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 21, 2015

If you are at sea and a larger vessel is approaching on a steady bearing and you are the give-way vessel, making a modest course change might be enough to satisfy you that there is no longer a risk of collision


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Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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