Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

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  • Higher Loads Call for Careful Installation
     Subscribers OnlyRope clutches are a great innovation that can help sailors better control the lines that lead aft to the cockpit and...
  • Stitching Instead of Splicing
     Subscribers OnlySplicing is king in any discussion of line termination. By carefully tucking cover and core back into the line, or...
  • Break and Break Again
     Subscribers OnlyAll lines were broken once to determine approximate breaking strength without a stitched eye. A simple chain fall and...
  • Other Stitching Techniques that Work Well
    We principally looked at three means of seizing an eye without splicing—basting, round-stitching, and...
  • Getting to the Top
    There are times when getting to the top of a mast is a far easier solo proposition than hunting for help. The first...
  • Chandlery: October 2014
    The typical production sailboat comes with a molded fiberglass tub for a cockpit well, complete with an uncleanable...
  • Mainsail Halyard Shackles
     Subscribers OnlyA mainsail halyard shackle needs to be as reliable as an on/off switch on a table saw. It’s a one-act pony...
  • A Look at Silicon Bronze Versus Stainless Steel
    Brass is a pretty poor marine metal. An amalgam of copper and the much less costly and corrosion-prone zinc,...
  • Reasons to Stick with Teak
    About two miles up the Lumut River in western Malaysia, a local entrepreneur known simply as “Mr. Chan” ran...
  • The Media on the Bounty
     Subscribers OnlyThe Oct. 29, 2012, sinking of the HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina during Superstorm Sandy left 14...

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