Cruising Tips

DIY Foredeck Rain Catcher

by Tor Pinney, Posted February 27, 2014

Sometimes it can be difficult to refill water tanks while cruising. Local water may be unsuitable, expensive or simply unavailable. Watermakers can also come up short, as you shouldn’t run harbor water through them


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2014 Pittman Innovation Awards

by Adam Cort, Posted February 26, 2014

Sailing has always been a technology-driven activity, and the spirit of innovation that prompted the first Stone Age sailor to cast off and let the wind do the work remains as vibrant today as ever. 


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Cruising Grounds

Circumnavigating Jamaica

by David Peters, Posted February 24, 2014

Three weeks to explore a diverse island nation.


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Sails+Rigging

Halyard Hangers

by Adam Cort, Posted February 23, 2014

With the Halyard Hanger you can keep your cockpit “spaghetti free” and ensure your boat still looks good while you’re doing it. Fabricated from solid stainless steel and equipped with a durable paracord loop, the hooks are rated to 550lb, which makes them tough enough to hold power cords and even anchor rodes, in addition to sheets and halyards.


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Cruising Tips

When anchoring on chain rode it is usual to fasten a length of nylon line between the chain and the boat as a snubber. This absorbs shock loads if the chain suddenly gets yanked up tight. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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