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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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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Cruising

Sailing the Potomac River

by Dennis Mullen, Posted November 17, 2014

Put your shoes on, Captain. And button your shirt.” These were the first words I heard when we stepped ashore at the dinghy dock in Washington, D.C., on the Fourth of July, 2012. It was 104 degrees...


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