Boatworks

Galvanic Problems

by Nigel Calder, Posted June 18, 2014

In the August 2010 issue, Nigel Calder discussed zinc corrosion. As recommended I installed a galvanic isolator in an attempt to stop rapid zinc corrosion and blistering


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Electronics+Navigations

Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 16, 2014

The Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector is a plug-in dongle licensed by Apple that quickly acquires a satellite lock anywhere in the world without cell tower assistance to instantly add location support for the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPod touch.


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Racing News

U.S sailor Ryan Breymaier and Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes have won the doublehanded IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona race, completing the transatlantic course in 14 days 2 hours and 44 minutes. 


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Tech Talk

Is Fiber Rigging the Best Choice for a Multihull?

by Tony Bessinger, Posted June 16, 2014

You’re trying to decide the best way to rig your new multihull, or you want to replace the original rigging with something more up-to-date. There are a lot of rigging technologies available these days, but are they affordable and cost-effective? We spoke with two pro riggers in New England to get a handle on the latest and most sensible standing-rigging options


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Boats & Gear

Multi-stage Beach Cat Racing in the Worrell 1000

by John Casey, Posted June 12, 2014

Multi-stage beach cat racing in the Worrell 1000, one of the most grueling sailing events in the world and remains the ultimate rush. A touch of madness is required.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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