Destinations

Texas: Coast of Eternal June

by Sail Staff, Posted June 11, 2003

Cruising Guides to the Texas Coast

The Boater's Directory, 11th edition, American Gulf Publishing, is "the Texas Gulf Coast's complete information guide for both the fresh and saltwater boater." This not only lists all the water-oriented businesses in coastal area, it provides reduced maps "borrowed" from the coastal chart series of the Corps of


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CHARTER NEWS

by Sail Staff, Posted May 29, 2003
Post-tsunami announcement from Sunsail

After the tragic events in South East Asia over the past few days, the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Sunsail are with all those who have suffered as a result of the earthquake and the resulting tidal waves. Sunsail has been working very closely with the overseas resort teams and the Federation of Tour Operators to


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Expert Advice

SAIL'S BEST LITTLE LEARN TO SAIL BOOK EVER

by Sail Staff, Posted May 21, 2003
To begin

       You don't need to know much about how a piston engine works in order to drive a car. You get in, turn on the engine, shift into gear, step on the gas, and off you go.
     In a sailboat, though, you play a far more active role in harnessing the energy that propels you forward. You can get


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Boatworks

The best from the past

by Sail Staff, Posted April 28, 2003
Harry Sweica on engine maintenance and repair
Harry Swieca has run a boatyard, and he is a registered marine surveyor. He's certified in the repair of all marine engines.

ONE TACH TOO MANY:
I have a 2QM20 Yanmar engine that's great. But after the ignition switch and starter motor started acting up, I installed a new switch, and


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Expert Advice

Sailing Schools

by Sail Staff, Posted April 22, 2003
There are courses to help racers move up in the standings, courses that teach the skills needed for chartering or overnight passages, and even courses where students learn celestial navigation and passagemaking while sailing offshore with an instructor.

Most sailing schools are affiliated with an umbrella organization that issues certification. The web sites of these umbrella groups have


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