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I ground the surface as smooth as possible and
I usually sail with one other person, and I’m wondering how to choose between a continuous-line furler and a spinnaker sleeve for my asymmetric spinnaker. Which is easier to deploy, and is one better than the other for singlehanding?
-- Mark Trainor , Norwalk, Connecticut
Win Fowler replies : Both a furler and a sleeve are effective ways to set and douse an
This is a very good question. Removing an impeller is something that should be done on a regular basis; Yanmar recommends replacing the impeller on this particular
"The mainsheet traveler on my boat is mounted on a bridgedeck at the forward end of the cockpit with the mainsheet itself running through a six-part tackle from the traveler up to the end of the boom. The mainsail is about 350 square feet. I’d like to run the mainsheet back to a winch near the helm. How should I proceed?"
-- Robert Elder , New York, New York
-- Dennis Thompson , Annapolis, Maryland
Gordon West replies : If you can be sure the coax disconnect assembly