Boatworks

When we were sailing from the small French island of St. Pierre off Newfoundland before making landfall in Crookhaven, Ireland, 2,000 miles to the east. At the time, Arcturus was the first boat to cross an ocean fitted with Dynex Dux synthetic rigging


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Keep Your Keel On

by Roger Marshall, Posted May 29, 2014

As keels get ever finer and more efficient, it becomes harder to keep them attached to their boats


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Q I’m trying to figure out why the paddle-wheel transducer for my Raymarine ST60 knot log is registering incorrectly...


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I was intrigued by your answer about the loose-footed main (“Keep it Loose” Dec. 2013) and thought I could do the same on my boat. I also have a bolt rope foot that fits in a groove on the boom...


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Many times while sailing my Precision 23 on our local lake I find myself reefing my main and roller-reefing the jib to almost nothing to keep the boat from excessive heeling when the wind is 20 knots...


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