Boatworks Most Commented
- Nov 21, 2014
- Nov 10, 2014
- Nov 04, 2014
"So far I’ve only used my 24-foot Bristol Corsair for daysailing, but this summer I’m planning to take some weekend cruises. I want to be sure I have enough power, not only for the battery that currently feeds the cabin lights and instruments, but also for a second back-up battery I carry for miscellaneous uses. I’m thinking about getting
"Not long ago I received a phone call from my dockmaster telling me a loud alarm was coming from my boat. I told him I’d be right down, and to keep an eye on things until I arrived. When I went aboard I found the sound was coming from my RayMarine Ray 240 marine VHF. How could it possibly go into an alert mode after being turned
"Don Casey’s thorough and very informative article on the proper way to install shorepower on a boat (Sail, January) clarified a lot of points for me. But he says that if you touch both wires in a 12-volt DC circuit it is unlikely to cause injury. This assumes your body is the only current draw. What would happen if there
John M. Bollinger of Bellevue, Ohio, asks:
"I’m planning to replace my halyards this summer and I would like to learn how to splice them to the shackles myself. Where can I find this information?"
Win Fowler replies:
Splicing techniques vary depending on the type of cordage you plan to use. Most manufacturers provide detailed splicing
A. Curved and straight needles of different diameters.
B. Stainless-steel scissors for cutting thread and sailcloth.