Sails+Rigging

Few sailors look forward to climbing the mast, but inevitably there comes a time when it’s necessary to make repairs aloft. Bosun’s chairs are the method of choice, but you need...


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Cruising

Interior Design in a Boat Doesn't Have to be Nautical

by Cindy Wallach, Posted April 21, 2014

Just Say No to “Nautical” And other interior design tricks to transform your multihull into a more livable space.


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Ask SAIL: Add to Keel

by Don Casey, Posted April 20, 2014

With regard to keel-bolt strength, both 304 and 316 stainless steel have a tensile strength in the neighborhood of 80,000 pounds per square inch. The cross-section area of a 3/8in bolt...


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Columns

When you dream about sailing off to far-flung destinations, do you picture tropical islands, palm trees nodding in a balmy trade wind, clouds brilliant white against an azure sky?


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Boatworks

I have a 1977 Pearson 28 and have replaced the old Atomic 4 gas engine with a three-cylinder Universal 20hp diesel engine. Do I need to change the original propeller that was driven by the Atomic 4?


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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