Boatworks

Wet Batteries

by Gordon West, Posted July 22, 2014

I recently purchased a handheld battery-operated GPS chartplotter. I was told it could survive 30 minutes in a couple of feet of seawater. But once when landing the dinghy on a beach, I jumped out too soon with the GPS in my pocket.


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I recently bought a used Ranger 26, and as far as I know the bottom was painted with Interlux VC 17. The previous owner raced the boat, but I don’t plan to


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Vavuud Wind Meter

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 20, 2014

The Vaavud wind meter (currently being distributed in North America by Ronstan) is both accurate and truly pocket-friendly, with a compact two-cup durable plastic rotor and low friction PTFE bearings.


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No Room For a Vang

by Win Fowler, Posted June 18, 2014

I have a 30-foot C&C. The boom on this boat is too low for a standard vang, and the mast has an internal track for round slugs


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Two AIS Numbers

by Gordon West, Posted June 18, 2014

I have a Boat U.S.-issued MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) number for my VHF radio, and now I’m adding a Garmin AIS 600 Class B transponder.


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