Boatworks

Ask Sail: the Best of August

by Contributing Writers, Posted August 26, 2014

Every month, SAIL gives its readers the opportunity to interact directly with sailing experts regarding sails, maintenance, electronics, systems and more. Check out our questions and answers from the August issue and feel free to send in some questions of your own 


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According to Boat US, boats sinking at docks account for a disproportionate number of insurance claims. Frankly, I’m not surprised. Even a modest boat often has six or seven through-hull fittings below the waterline. Should one of these fail, the inrush of water will swiftly sink the boat


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Whether you’re revving up for the start of a race or cruising the coast, having a reliable watch aboard is a must. Thanks to the latest in digital technology, today’s sailing watches offer more features than ever before...


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Can a forward-looking sonar effectively spot floating deadheads ahead in the water when cruising in the Pacific Northwest?


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Ask Sail: Reusing Old Bolts

by Don Casey, Posted August 6, 2014

I am replacing the rubrails on my 26-year-old Pearson. I have removed the many bolts that hold the rub rail to the deck and the deck to the hull. They do not


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