Boatworks

Backdraft

by Sail Staff, Posted June 16, 2007
Fire is a major fear for anyone sailing offshore, even if the boat has ample extinguishers. Sea-Fire Marine’s integrated fire-suppression management system, called the Fire Control Panel, monitors cylinder pressure and fire, heat, carbon monoxide, and smoke levels; it can be programmed to simultaneously monitor—and shut down—up to eight specified onboard devices, including engines, generators,
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Boatworks

BoatWorks Videos: Propeller Installation

by Sail Staff, Posted June 12, 2007
Boatworks videos show how to upgrade, repair, and improve your boat. Join Deputy Editor Mark Corke as he installs a new Flex-O-Fold folding propeller on the BoatWorks Bailout winner, Castaway, an Ericson 34T.

Episode 2: How to install a Flex-O-Fold propeller


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Volume, Counterbalance and the Crossover

by Sail Staff, Posted June 12, 2007

By Kimball Livingston

 

Ever wonder what Team New Zealand's Dean Barker and Terry Hutchinson mean when they say, "We learned some things" in sailing those tough, late challenger rounds? One guy who knows a piece of it is Hartwell Jordan, mainsail trimmer on Desafio Espaol, who helped teach them a few of those things—and has


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Cruisers you can race

by Sail Staff, Posted May 30, 2007
By David Schmidt

With a little work and some practice, most cruising sailboats can become potent PHRF performers (See the June issue of SAIL). The following 15 boats are cruisers that are commonly raced in PHRF fleets, but that can also be raced as one-designs, provided there are other interested owners living near your home port. Please note that there are


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Louis Vuitton Cup: The Final Challenger Round

by Sail Staff, Posted May 22, 2007

The final knockout round to select a challenger for America's Cup 32 is well under way, with Emirates Team New Zealand up 2-0 over Luna Rossa. First to win five races will advance to race the defender, Alinghi. For daily coverage, see our Got Live blog, linked from the home page. Since the America's Cup first left the shores of the USA in 1983, there have been four contests in foreign


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