Boatworks

Ask Sail: Staysail Loads

by Win Fowler, Posted August 5, 2014

I would like to add an inner forestay to my Hughes Columbia 40. The sail for this is 350 square feet. What safe working load would I need for an exit block for the mast as well as jib tracks and leads?


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Apparel + Accessories

Helly Hansen’s Hydropower 4 Deck Shoes

by SAIL Editors, Posted August 5, 2014

The latest version of Helly Hansen’s Hydropower 4 deck shoes for women includes open-mesh, breathable uppers and a structural overlay to protect


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Apparel + Accessories

West Marine Men’s Dock II Shorts

by SAIL Editors, Posted August 5, 2014

It’s back to the future with West Marine’s new Men’s Dock II shorts, which are made from a cutting-edge, high-performance material known as “cotton.” 


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Apparel + Accessories

North Sails Windbreaker

by SAIL Editors, Posted August 5, 2014

Today’s foul weather gear is great stuff but can be overkill if all you have in mind is a summer day sail. Enter the Men’s Windbreaker from North Sails Gear, a jacket that is as good-looking as it is comfortable.


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Profiles

Five Families Prove that Sailing is a Family Affair

by Contributing Writers, Posted August 4, 2014

Whether it’s racing with dad, weekending with a baby or circumnavigating with the whole tribe, these five families are proving that sailing brings them together


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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