Boatworks

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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In recent years it has become more feasible than ever to navigate using a smartphone or tablet. Apps have improved to the point where they rival paper charts and chartplotters. With so many good navigation apps available, the question is: which is best for you?


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Galvanic Problems

by Nigel Calder, Posted June 18, 2014

In the August 2010 issue, Nigel Calder discussed zinc corrosion. As recommended I installed a galvanic isolator in an attempt to stop rapid zinc corrosion and blistering


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