Boatworks Most Commented

Leaking portlights are a common sight on older sailboats, and they aren’t uncommon on newer ones. Often the owner does not notice small leaks, but over time they get worse and worse until they cannot be ignored.


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Anchor Test in the Chesapeake Bay

by Rudy and Jill Sechez, Posted November 19, 2014

 Last August we were invited by Fortress Anchors to observe a comparison of 11 anchors in Chesapeake Bay. The tests were conducted over a four-day period at the mouth of Back Creek in the Patuxent River, with the results analyzed by Robert Taylor, P.E, a noted consultant in this field.


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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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