Rest Easy with a Riding Sail

Rest Easy with a Riding Sail


Even when your anchor is well designed and ideally matched to your boat, there are four common factors that can cause an anchor to drag: poor bottom, short scope, insufficient shock absorption, and yawing. Each of these reduces the holding capacity of the anchor, and they are additive. That is to say that any one of them can ruin your day, solving only one or two of them does not ensure good holding, and the more problems you solve, the better you’ll sleep.

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  • Systems & Propulsion

    A Custom-fitted Clew Strap

    After settling on the material, one of the most basic mainsail design questions is whether to have an attached foot or loose-foot. A sail with an attached foot, secured to the boom with a bolt rope or sail slugs, has a small advantage in area, while a loose footed sail is easier to...

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  • Belowdecks & Amenities

    Preventing Electric Shock at the Dock

    The human body runs on electricity and if you overload the nervous system with an external field, everything goes haywire. Every year several people die because they go swimming near a dock, a wiring fault creates an electric field in the water, and their muscles freeze. It is...

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  • Belowdecks & Amenities

    Air Conditioning at Anchor

    We often get this question. “My car has air conditioning when I’m running down the street so why can’t my boat?” First, your car only has air conditioning when the engine is running, which works out fine because we only need air conditioning when the engine is...

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