Cruising

Sail Repair: Palming It

by Peter Nielsen, Posted February 7, 2014

Every cruising boat should carry a sailmaker's palm along with a kit of essential sail-repair tools


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One Hull or Two?

by Pat Schulte, Posted February 4, 2014

A cruiser's take on the great debate


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It was a perfect afternoon on the Maine coast. After a pleasant sail to a spacious, uncrowded anchorage, my wife and I spotted the familiar shape of the handsome sloop belonging to our friends Trevor and Maria. We had prearranged the rendezvous.


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Anchor Rode Side Roller

by Tor Pinney, Posted February 3, 2014

The vertical windlass on my boat is designed to handle only one anchor. Like many cruisers, however, I carry two bow anchors and occasionally need to use both. The problem is my windlass, like most vertical windlasses, feeds just one anchor rode through a deck pipe built into its casing.


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For years I’ve been using a 3-gallon insecticide spray can as a portable pressure-water dispenser. You’ll find these in any hardware store.


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How to Save a Flipped Dinghy

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