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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Profiles

Ted Hood’s legacy endures through his nephew Chris Hood who has been designing and building boats for over 20 years, including the award-winning daysailer, the C.W. Hood 32. Chris’s company, C.W. Hood Yachts, is based in Marblehead, Massachusetts.


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2014

When it’s January in Germany, all roads lead to Düsseldorf. At least they do if you’re a boat person. You can look over a hundred-foot motoryacht that’s been plucked from the nearby Rhine river, paddle a canoe on an intricately landscaped mock river, cast a fly on an alpine stream, get rescued from an overturned Opti on a manmade lake, outfit yourself in bargain-basement foulweather gear or put a deposit on a new sailboat—all without stepping outdoors and all before your lunchtime bowl of goulash.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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