Boatworks

Ask SAIL: Disposable Boat

by Don Casey, Posted April 10, 2014

 My partner has a 26-foot sailboat that has been neglected over the years. I have been tracking sale prices of boats this size, and everyone tells me it is a challenge selling a boat like this now...


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Boatworks

When I have guests aboard for a weekend my autopilot just can’t keep a straight course. With any seas, it continuously ...


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Ask Sail

I have two 6-gallon gas tanks on my 25-foot O’Day, but when the motor quits and I have to switch tanks, there is still about 1 1/2 gallons left in the “empty” tank...


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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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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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