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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Boat Reviews

Fareast 18

by Adam Cort, Posted April 9, 2014

Unlike most production boatbuilders in Asia, Shanghai Far East Boats is a legitimately indigenous company manufacturing its own line of boats, as opposed to a Western-based enterprise looking to lower its labor costs. 


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Cruising Tips

Reversible Weather Cloth

by Tor Pinney, Posted April 9, 2014

When sailing in rough weather, cresting waves can send buckets of seawater flying into a cockpit.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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