Electronics+Navigations

Keep Control

by Sail Staff, Posted June 16, 2007
Wireless is all the rage on boats these days, as exemplified by the advent of handheld multifunction controllers. Simrad’s RemoteCommander is a prime example. Not only does it let you control your NMEA 2000–compatible autopilot, chartplotter, and other instruments from anywhere on the boat via Bluetooth, it is also a VHF handset. Simrad USA, 425-778-8821, FULL STORY
Boatworks

Backdraft

by Sail Staff, Posted June 16, 2007
Fire is a major fear for anyone sailing offshore, even if the boat has ample extinguishers. Sea-Fire Marine’s integrated fire-suppression management system, called the Fire Control Panel, monitors cylinder pressure and fire, heat, carbon monoxide, and smoke levels; it can be programmed to simultaneously monitor—and shut down—up to eight specified onboard devices, including engines, generators,
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Boat Reviews

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Back in 2004, Jeanneau caused quite a stir with the launch of its stylish Sun Odyssey 54 DS (deck saloon). Italian designer Vittorio Garroni had worked more with cars than boats when he came up with the fresh-looking 54 DS, and he wasn’t bound by any conventional


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Boatworks

BoatWorks Videos: Propeller Installation

by Sail Staff, Posted June 12, 2007
Boatworks videos show how to upgrade, repair, and improve your boat. Join Deputy Editor Mark Corke as he installs a new Flex-O-Fold folding propeller on the BoatWorks Bailout winner, Castaway, an Ericson 34T.

Episode 2: How to install a Flex-O-Fold propeller


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Volume, Counterbalance and the Crossover

by Sail Staff, Posted June 12, 2007

By Kimball Livingston

 

Ever wonder what Team New Zealand's Dean Barker and Terry Hutchinson mean when they say, "We learned some things" in sailing those tough, late challenger rounds? One guy who knows a piece of it is Hartwell Jordan, mainsail trimmer on Desafio Espaol, who helped teach them a few of those things—and has


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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