Ask Sail

I have two 6-gallon gas tanks on my 25-foot O’Day, but when the motor quits and I have to switch tanks, there is still about 1 1/2 gallons left in the “empty” tank...


FULL STORY
Best Boats

Beneteau Oceanis 38

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 1, 2014

The latest in the company’s trend-setting and highly successful Oceanis line, the Oceanis 38 takes performance-cruiser customization to a whole new level by being available in three distinctly different configurations that can then be swapped out again years later if you so desire.  


FULL STORY
Boat News

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, the creator of both the Hobie catamaran line and an entire sailing subculture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29.


FULL STORY
Boatworks

Is your boat set to launch? It’s all too easy to overlook things in the spring rush. This checklist should jog your memory.


FULL STORY
Boatworks

DIY Bowsprit

by Jim Vernon, Posted January 31, 2014

I’d always dreamed of using a spinnaker to propel our Tartan 31, Solace, along on a light-air summer’s day, but the thought of wrestling with an unruly kite (prior to running it over, of course!) was never appealing. Then one day I read about the benefits of rope-luff sails and their ease of handling in the January 2012 issue of SAIL magazine and decided, “I can do this!”


FULL STORY
  • facebook
  • twitter