Boatworks

Mast Splicing

by Win Fowler, Posted July 17, 2014

I just purchased a new Seldén mast for my 42-foot sailboat, but was surprised to see a splice in the lower part of the mast. I expected a one-piece extrusion. 


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Cruising News

Cruising Sailors Rescued by EPIRB Twice in Six Months

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted July 16, 2014

Just before sunset, nine hundred nautical miles from shore, three sailors and a dog jump into in a four-person liferaft as waves crash around them. For four hours they bail water by the gallon, surrounded only by a vast and encroaching darkness. 


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Apparel + Accessories

Gill Race Watch

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 16, 2014

Straightforward and reliable, the Gill Race Watch is exactly what sailors expect in a quality watch. Made of carbon-reinforced ABS plastic, it’s durable and water resistant to a depth of 98 feet


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Apparel + Accessories

Garmin’s Quatix Watch

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 16, 2014

Garmin’s Quatix watch, which won a SAIL Pittman Innovation Award earlier this year, is equipped with a truly dazzling array of features, including GPS


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Tech Talk

Peter Aschenbrenner has been fascinated by high performance trimarans since the mid-1970s. He not only has watched the breed evolve, but has also made three attempts to build a dream boat of his own—a fast cruiser that could sail the oceans with complete autonomy. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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