Boatworks

I have full-length battens on the mainsail of my Corsair 37rs. They are 17 feet long. I broke two this winter. Where is the best place to buy replacement battens?


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I was reading “Seeing the Light” (May 2014) about solar power on a budget, and it got me thinking about a similar problem I’ll be facing soon. This summer I will be moving my boat to a dock where there is no shore power for my battery charger.


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Anchor Swivels: Keep Your Boat Safe by Using them Correctly

by Rudy and Jill Sechez, Posted October 27, 2014

The sound of shouting drew us up on deck, where we watched the crew on a nearby boat madly scurry about trying to get re-anchored. Next morning we dinghied over to ask what had happened.


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A survey of the boat in question immediately after an electrician—and I use the term advisedly—had installed a battery charger, I got to the battery compartment and was faced with the snake’s nest you see here...


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Ask Sail: the Best of September

by Contributing Writers, Posted October 7, 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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