Boatworks

Keep Your Keel On

by Roger Marshall, Posted May 29, 2014

As keels get ever finer and more efficient, it becomes harder to keep them attached to their boats


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SAIL's Tip of the Week

by SAIL Editors, Posted October 23, 2014

If something goes wrong on the foredeck, the natural instinct for many sailors is to luff up head-to-wind until the situation can be resolved. 


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Everything Else

When it comes to safety, working with rigging and completing everyday chores, knives have long been essential onboard tools. Here’s a selection of the best in the market.


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Cruising

Heavy Weather Strategies When Sailing a Catamaran

by Peter Johnstone, Posted July 30, 2014

By their nature, larger catamarans are exceptionally safe offshore. It is not unusual to sail through mildly uncomfortable conditions, such as a gale, only to arrive in port and hear sailors on keelboats talk of “surviving” horrendous weather. A large modern catamaran has plenty of buoyancy and exceptional roll inertia.


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Comparing Design Ratios

by Jay E. Paris, Posted March 13, 2014

When buying a boat, consider how its ratios compare with those of similar boats in its category.


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