SECTARIAN DIVIDE

by Sail Staff, Posted January 25, 2007
by Kimball Livingston

Naval architect Bill Langan wants you to know: "This country needs an enlightened conversation about which rating rules work for what purpose, and why."

Cool, but whenever I write about rating rules, first I take a deep breath, and I say a little prayer . . .

A decision by leading New England clubs to create a 2007-season IRC/PHRF split at PHRF


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Boatworks

Silent Driver

by Sail Staff, Posted January 18, 2007
The Tiller Trimmer is a simple self-steering device for tiller-steered boats. Mount it on your tiller, run a control line from one side of the cockpit to the other through the Tiller Trimmer, and you can lock the tiller in place by tightening the unit’s control knob. The device, made of N6 Nylon, has a ball-bearing Delrin sheave that evenly feeds the control line into the control knob, regardless
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Gear and Reviews

ONLINE POLL: More Patriotism?

by Sail Staff, Posted January 18, 2007
Boatworks

Trailer Upgrade 2.0

by Sail Staff, Posted January 10, 2007
Carpet tacked to your trailer’s wood boat braces takes forever to dry if you sail on the salty, and its looks deteriorate after a season or two. Snaptraxx’s new modular trailer bunk system easily snaps together and encases 2-by-6 lumber without any hardware. SnapTraxx makes two different polymer versions—one allows your boat to slip easily off the trailer once it’s immersed in water, the other
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Sails+Rigging

Knotically Challenged

by Sail Staff, Posted January 10, 2007
Knot tying isn’t easy, especially if you have small hands. With Nite Ize’s new Figure 9 rope tightener you can easily secure a dinghy to a car-top rack. Simply put the boat on your car, set up the closed-loop end of the Figure 9 (instructions are engraved on the aluminum device), pull tight, and drop the cord’s moving end into the Figure 9’s teeth. Two sizes accommodate rope diameters between 2
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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