Boat Reviews

Click here to read a PDF version of this review

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


FULL STORY
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


FULL STORY

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


FULL STORY
Boat Reviews

Moorings 4300

by Tom Dove, Posted June 6, 2007
Sitting at a table with designers and engineers in Miami, I have the sense of a futuristic adventure, akin to NASA in the ’60s or Silicon Valley in the ’80s. Their enthusiasm as they wax on about voltage levels, firmware, energy conversion, and interoperability is contagious. The unlikely source of all this is a catamaran, the Moorings 4300 Electric. In a Caribbean charter fleet
FULL STORY

Cruisers you can race

by Sail Staff, Posted May 30, 2007
By David Schmidt

With a little work and some practice, most cruising sailboats can become potent PHRF performers (See the June issue of SAIL). The following 15 boats are cruisers that are commonly raced in PHRF fleets, but that can also be raced as one-designs, provided there are other interested owners living near your home port. Please note that there are


FULL STORY

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

image description
  • facebook
  • twitter