Sails

Rake and bag

by Win Fowler, Posted December 3, 2008

Pat Connolly, of Chatham, Massachusetts, asks:

 

"My 23-foot sloop has weather helm. I replaced the hanked-on jib with a furling headsail, but after the furler was installed I had to tighten the backstay to get the sag out of the furling system even though the new forestay was cut to the same length as the old one. The owner’s manual says there should be a mast rake of about


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Boatworks

Surging Power

by Nigel Calder, Posted December 3, 2008
"I have two 12-volt lead-acid batteries in my boat, a starting battery and a house battery. The positive leads from both batteries are connected to a conventional battery switch with the standard 1, 2, Both, and Off positions. My two negative battery terminals are connected, and the one closest to the battery switch is grounded to the engine. A Guest battery charger is connected to the number 1
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Boatworks

All Hands on Deck

by Don Casey, Posted December 3, 2008
I’ve been looking to replace the anti-skid decking on my Etap 30, which has panels that are glued into shaped recesses molded into the deck. Anti-skid paint doesn’t work very well. A photo in your article on making handrail covers (December 2007) showed your deck with an interesting looking anti-skid material. It could be the answer to my problem. Could you give me the name of the product and
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Ocean Racing

Call him Torben Grael. That's his name.

Or call him Torben Grail . He has the golden touch, and now as skipper of Ericsson 4 he has won two of two legs of the Volvo Ocean Race. The five-time Olympic medalist (two gold) was also tactician for the Luna Rossa challenge for the 2007 America's Cup.

He and his crew brought Ericsson 4 across the leg-two finish line at Cochin,


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Contact Information

Advertising Sales Contacts

by Sail Staff, Posted November 25, 2008
PublisherJosh AdamsTel. 617.720.8605, Fax 617.723.0911jadams@sailmagazine.com

Digital AdvertisingDigital Sales DirectorCarlos MartinezTel. 949.325.6166carlos.martinez@sorc.com

NortheastAndrew HoweTel. 617.720.8619, Fax 617.723.0911


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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