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Three decades after Seldén launched its much-celebrated Furlex line, the Swedish rig and deck hardware manufacturer has introduced a fourth generation of its venerable roller-furlers.


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Barz Optics’s Tofino Acetate Polarized sunglasses wrap snugly around your head and include side windows to provide maximum protection and visibility over an especially wide field of vision.


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Sea Eagle Paddleboats

by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted December 2, 2013

Paddleboards are great not only for exploring an anchorage after dropping the hook, but for getting a heck of a workout while you’re at it. The only problem is finding room to strap one down within the limited confines of the average sailboat.


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Splicing three-strand rope is a fairly straightforward process and a useful skill. Splicing joins together two ropes of equal diameter and does not weaken the rope to the same extent that tying a knot does. 


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Ask SAIL: Stereo Trouble

by Gordon West, Posted November 7, 2013

I just installed an Aquatic AV AM/FM/MP3 receiver and was careful to keep the stereo speakers from affecting my steering compass. The stereo system works great when we play the FM radio or when the kids play their devices through it, but I can’t pick up my ballgames on the AM radio. I can hear them fine with a portable radio up on deck. Any ideas


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