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.


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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!”


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Boatworks

What does it take to turn an old boat into an ocean-ready passagemaker? That was the question facing my father, Dennis, when he decided to fulfill a decades-old dream of crossing an ocean aboard his own boat.


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Racing

This November, nearly 200 boats sailed from the East Coast to the Caribbean in two rallies. One rally arrived on Tortola intact while the other had at least seven boats call the Coast Guard in distress. What do this mean for rallies, and which rally is right for you?


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Boatworks

There’s no longer any reason to rely on frozen water to cool your food and beverages 


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