Electronics

Vavuud Wind Meter

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 20, 2014

The Vaavud wind meter (currently being distributed in North America by Ronstan) is both accurate and truly pocket-friendly, with a compact two-cup durable plastic rotor and low friction PTFE bearings.


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Cruising

Sail-camping on a Hobie 16

by Robert F. Burgess, Posted June 19, 2014

In the Florida Panhandle, Robert Burgess and his friend Doug decided to try a tricky weekend sail into a part of St. Andrew Bay, near Panama City, where sailboats never go.


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Boatworks

No Room For a Vang

by Win Fowler, Posted June 18, 2014

I have a 30-foot C&C. The boom on this boat is too low for a standard vang, and the mast has an internal track for round slugs


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Boatworks

Two AIS Numbers

by Gordon West, Posted June 18, 2014

I have a Boat U.S.-issued MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) number for my VHF radio, and now I’m adding a Garmin AIS 600 Class B transponder.


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Electronics

In recent years it has become more feasible than ever to navigate using a smartphone or tablet. Apps have improved to the point where they rival paper charts and chartplotters. With so many good navigation apps available, the question is: which is best for you?


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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