Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

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  • A Look at Silicon Bronze Versus Stainless Steel
     Subscribers OnlyBrass 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...
  • Tylaska Tops in Snap Shackles
     Subscribers OnlySnap shackles have become as familiar to sailors as pots and pans are to a harried chef. From dinghies to mega...
  • Testers Compare Swivels, Look for Pin Creep
     Subscribers OnlyFor this evaluation, each shackle was visually inspected, component parts were measured, and stainless-steel alloys...
  • Stainless Steel: Advantages and Ailments
     Subscribers OnlyWhen it comes to stainless steel, nothing seems more baffling than the latest array of alloys that have migrated into...
  • Standouts from METS
    The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) held annually at the enormous RAI convention center in Amsterdam, the...
  • DIY Rigging Hacks
     Subscribers OnlyOver the years we’ve owned Josepheline, our 38-foot Lightwave catamaran, we’ve figured out a few simple...
  • Mooring’s Soft Side
     Subscribers OnlyEvery decade or so, local sailing clubs go through a re-evaluation of their mooring fields, looking for ways to...

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