Boatworks

Leaking portlights are a common sight on older sailboats, and they aren’t uncommon on newer ones. Often the owner does not notice small leaks, but over time they get worse and worse until they cannot be ignored.


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Gear

Mantus Anchors Chain Hook

by Adam Cort, Posted November 21, 2014

Happy Hooking


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Apparel + Accessories

Hobie Recycled Sailcloth Bags

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2014

Since the very first Hobie 14 catamaran pushed off a California beach in the late 1960s, the Hobie brand has been about both style and performance, and there’s style to spare in the company’s new Tequila Sunrise collection of recycled sailcloth bags.


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Apparel + Accessories

Navigator Pro line Binoculars by Steiner

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2014

With a pair of Steiner glasses on board you need never worry about picking out that headland or distant buoy.


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Boatworks

Anchor Test in the Chesapeake Bay

by Rudy and Jill Sechez, Posted November 19, 2014

 Last August we were invited by Fortress Anchors to observe a comparison of 11 anchors in Chesapeake Bay. The tests were conducted over a four-day period at the mouth of Back Creek in the Patuxent River, with the results analyzed by Robert Taylor, P.E, a noted consultant in this field.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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