by Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen is SAIL’s Editor-in-Chief.

Handy Chafe Guards

by Peter Nielsen, Posted May 9, 2013
Chafe isn’t just a problem aloft. It can also be an issue where docklines or sheets rub up against, say, a cockpit coaming, a gunwale or the edge of your cabintrunk.
The Whale Watermaster automatic pressure pump is quiet running, provides high flow rates, is easy to retrofit and is self-priming up to 10ft.
Help your holding tank work better and keep it from stinking up the boat by tossing in some Free & Clear Holding Tank Liquid Deodorant from Thetford.
Scanstrut through-bulkhead cable seals allow you to route multiple mixed-size electrical cables through bulkheads and furniture without compromising watertight integrity.
The 2013 BVI Spring Regatta kicked off in tourist-brochure conditions and ended in an action-packed day of winds gusting to 30-plus knots and blinding rainsqualls.
Just as the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis is the one essential showcase for American builders and importers, so the annual Boot show held in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the one event where all the big players have to exhibit their wares.
The 2013 BVI Spring Regatta kicked off in tourist-brochure conditions and ended in an action-packed day of winds gusting to 30-plus knots and blinding rainsqualls. It wasn’t the kind of day you’d want to take the family out in, but it was perfect for hardcore sailboat racing.

On the Right Track

by Peter Nielsen, Posted March 21, 2013
Here is a sad truth relating to older boats: the more desirable the piece of equipment you want to install, the harder it is to remove its predecessor.
Getting set for the first sail of the season? Here's a quick guide to getting the best out of your furling headsail.
Like most sailors, I have accumulated a wide range of boat-related clothing over the years. And also—like most sailors, I suspect—I still possess almost all of it.
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