Boat News

Aboard the Charles W. Morgan, 173 Years Later

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted August 5, 2014

In July 2014 when the Charles W. Morgan lowered her whaleboats onto rippling blue waters for the first time in nearly a century, her crew wasn’t hunting whales for profit, but instead unearthing her own historic past during her 38th voyage.


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Boatworks

Ask Sail: Staysail Loads

by Win Fowler, Posted August 5, 2014

I would like to add an inner forestay to my Hughes Columbia 40. The sail for this is 350 square feet. What safe working load would I need for an exit block for the mast as well as jib tracks and leads?


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Cruising

 

In the archipelago, between St. Vincent and Grenada—there are approximately 600 islands and islets in total. Both St. Vincent and Grenada are home to charter operations so you can approach the vacation from either end...


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Profiles

Five Families Prove that Sailing is a Family Affair

by Contributing Writers, Posted August 4, 2014

Whether it’s racing with dad, weekending with a baby or circumnavigating with the whole tribe, these five families are proving that sailing brings them together


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Boatworks

I see wire nuts on boats all too often. Many times they are installed by an owner as a temporary measure, “just to make sure it’s working,” or by electricians more used to working on houses than boats. Just to be clear—wire nuts have no place afloat...


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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