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Ask SAIL: Teak Deck Removal

by Don Casey, Posted February 6, 2015

We are removing the teak deck from a 1972 Swan 43. We will not be putting any teak back on and will be looking to apply nonskid and paint. I have taken all the fixtures off and removed all the old teak. 


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Boat News

Three new designs—including a couple of cruising cats and a red-hot trimaran with minimal accommodations and speed to burn—provide even more evidence that the multihull world is the place to be in terms of innovation. 


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Cruising Grounds

The warnings are ubiquitous. On the plaque in the Tobermory distillery that declares: “Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whiskey.” 

 

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Cruising Tips

As a solo, 78-year-old great-grandmother preparing to singlehand my Challenger 32, Dharma, to the South Pacific, Asia and beyond, I knew I needed to think about some kind of protection onboard.


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Cruising Tips

Ten Tips for Planning a Trailer-Sailer Rendezvous

by Nate Bayreuther, Posted February 4, 2015

Planning a rendezvous can be a heck of a lot of fun, and it can be an extremely rewarding experience for all who attend. It can also be a headache if it’s not planned properly. 

 

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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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