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Practical Sailor Test Boat for Sale

I was a fresh-faced associate editor at Yacht Racing (later Sailing World) in 1978, and I was assigned to drive up to Marblehead to...

Lateral Thinking & Anchoring

When we think of anchoring a yacht we think of the obvious — deploy and set an anchor from the bow with a single...

Mailport: Alexseal Topside Paint

Caution Aloft Regarding your recent “PS Advisor” on going aloft (see PS July 2020, “Simple Tricks on Going Aloft”), I don’t go aloft without a...

Rhumb Lines: Beating the Heat at Anchor

This month’s article on ventilation got me thinking about how the current situation will impact living aboard in marinas. During 10 years of living aboard,...

PS Advisor: Grounding and bonding

A client sent me an excerpt from your eBook “Marine Electrical Systems,” and I was a surprised to see the following line of thought. Use...

Do-it-Yourself Chafe Protection

Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.