Columns

One beautiful afternoon last August I sat on an old-growth cedar stump that had washed up on the beach in a winter storm and watched a blue gale blow up the Straits of Juan de Fuca. The straits are straddled to the south by the aptly named 11,000-foot-high Hurricane Ridge and 20-plus miles to the north by the beach where I sat.


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Books+Media

In SAIL’s June issue, we reviewed 10 of the best apps for navigation (“Navigating the App World”). One thing I emphasized was the importance of an app being able to use data from ActiveCaptain. But what is ActiveCaptain and how does it work?


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Boatworks

Can a forward-looking sonar effectively spot floating deadheads ahead in the water when cruising in the Pacific Northwest?


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Boatworks

Ask Sail: Reusing Old Bolts

by Don Casey, Posted August 6, 2014

I am replacing the rubrails on my 26-year-old Pearson. I have removed the many bolts that hold the rub rail to the deck and the deck to the hull. They do not


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Boat Reviews

Beneteau Oceanis 55

by Adam Cort, Posted August 6, 2014

 

Boat Review: Beneteau Oceanis 55. Could a design this stylish and comfortable also be a good sea boat?


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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