Cruising News

A stormy Bay of Biscay, equally lousy weather in the trades, a broken autopilot and damaged steering: none of this was enough to stop Austrian sailor Harald Sedlacek, who arrived at Palm Beach, Florida, on April 13 aboard...


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Boatworks

Just like life ashore, the modern cruising life comes with its share of encumbrances, a.k.a. essentials. Navigation and communications devices have antennas that must be placed somewhere...


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Gear

Yacht Thruster i-Thrust Hydraulic Bow and Stern Thrusters

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 10, 2014

Yacht Thruster’s i-Thrust hydraulic bow and stern thrusters employ a beefy transmission belt between the motor and propellers, so there is no need for oil in the gear housing.


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Columns

Into the Mystic

by Paul VanDevelder, Posted April 10, 2014

It probably started as an impulse gone wild, coaxed from my inner recesses by all that blue water, an empty wine bottle and the star-strewn lassitude of a midnight watch. 


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Boat Reviews

Fareast 18

by Adam Cort, Posted April 9, 2014

Unlike most production boatbuilders in Asia, Shanghai Far East Boats is a legitimately indigenous company manufacturing its own line of boats, as opposed to a Western-based enterprise looking to lower its labor costs. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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