Sails+Rigging

Few sailors look forward to climbing the mast, but inevitably there comes a time when it’s necessary to make repairs aloft. Bosun’s chairs are the method of choice, but you need...


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Columns

Voice of Experience: Race Interrupted

by Tim Turner, Posted April 15, 2014

As I tried to drop the mainsail on my Laguna 26 Sailvation in the midst of a howling hailstorm, I remembered the story of Ulysses being lashed to his mast.


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Ask Sail

I have two 6-gallon gas tanks on my 25-foot O’Day, but when the motor quits and I have to switch tanks, there is still about 1 1/2 gallons left in the “empty” tank...


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Boat News

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, the creator of both the Hobie catamaran line and an entire sailing subculture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29.


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Boatworks

Is your boat set to launch? It’s all too easy to overlook things in the spring rush. This checklist should jog your memory.


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