Apparel + Accessories

Shiver Me Timbers

by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007
It’s miserable to pull a frigid midnight watch shift during a stormy passage or an ocean race and not be prepared for the cold. To this end Patagonia recently introduced a new line of merino-wool base layers. These chlorine-free garments are soft against the skin (I hate scratchy wool), resist the growth of odor-causing bacteria, and are sold in different weights for different activities.
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Electronics+Navigations

Energy Conscious

by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007
Few things are as discouraging as coming on board your boat, only to find a dead battery. Microlog has created two new affordable battery-monitoring systems, the DMM-3-BR (for two batteries) and DMM-4-BR (for three batteries). The monitors protect your batteries against deep discharges, provide accurate measurements of two and three-battery banks, and measure system charge, discharge, and net
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Man Overboard

by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007
These are the two words that no skipper wants to hear, but with the new MOBi-lert 720i system she will quickly know if someone unexpectedly exits stage left (or starboard). Each crewmember carries a small MOBi-ilert PTX unit, which sends a constant signal to the system’s monitoring unit. If one of the PTX units is submerged, the transmission is broken and an onboard alarm is automatically
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A Labyrinth of Byzantine Complications

by Sail Staff, Posted March 29, 2007

By Kimball Livingston

 

The surprise decision to remove the rating limit from the Transpacific Yacht Race, only four months ahead of the 2007 race, comes at the end of a season of open rumors that Roy Disney's team had found a loophole in the Transpac rule and were planning to put a new, ABN AMRO-like back end on the MaxZ 86, Pyewacket, to exploit it.

Hasso


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Boatworks

Shedding Light on LEDs

by Sail Staff, Posted March 28, 2007

More stories on LED lights from BoatWorks magazine.

Let There Be LightThink you need a bigger battery to run the lights on your boat? Changing to LEDs could lower your power consumption and mean that you never have to buy another light bulb.

LED Lowdown


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