Cruising

Yvan Bourgnon Solo Sailing a Catamaran Around the World

by Liesbet Collaert, Posted September 18, 2014

“Why don’t we find out?” I volunteered. Having a little chat with strangers while sailing can be entertaining, so I picked up the VHF and in my best French asked who was trying to call us.


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Ask Sail: Misaligned Mast Track

by Don Casey, Posted September 16, 2014

I have a Cheoy Lee ketch, and the sail track on both wood masts has become misaligned. What is the best way to reattach the track? I plan on having the mast taken down when I have the boat hauled next month...


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Ask Sail: VHF Radios Ashore

by Gordon West, Posted September 16, 2014

I just bought two marine handheld radios that also have land channels for GMRS. A few weeks ago on a hike to Mt. Whitney, the marine VHF channels gave us extraordinarily increased range over the GMRS channels...


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Boatworks

I was interested in the article by Nigel Calder in the February 2012 edition on the H2OUT dehumidifier and think it is something that I might install.


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Ask Sail: Speed with a Staysail

by Win Fowler, Posted September 15, 2014

I own a 1973 C&C 30 sloop that came with a staysail setup. We race the boat frequently, and it’s surprisingly competitive for its age using just the jib, spinnaker and mainsail...


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SAIL Magazine and the Boston Sailing Center come together to teach the rolling hitch, an essential sailing knot that is most often used to release an override on a winch

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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