Elastic Mooring Systems

Elastic Mooring Systems


When Hurricane Irma plowed through the Florida Keys, it left behind both a trail of destruction and a wealth of information for us to learn from. One of the most instructional episodes took place at the municipal mooring field at Boot Key in Islamorada.

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  • Boat Maintenance

    Freshwater Bottom Paint Test

    We weren’t too surprised to learn that Irgarol 1051, an antifouling paint additive that last year was awaiting U.S. Environmental Protection Administration certification, has received approval to re-enter the market. As we reported last spring (see “Bottom Paint Update...

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  • Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

    Adding Yarn Telltales to Your Sail

    Fixed wind indicators tell the direction of the wind relative to the boat, but it is the flow within a few inches of the sail that really matters (see “Top-notch Wind Indicators,” January 2018).

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  • Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

    Carving Out Cores

    A modified roofing nail is perhaps the most versatile tool for removing core when sealing fastener holes. It is much easier to control than bent nails or cut-down allen keys, which can jump around as they spin. Core removal is more uniform. Wood chips are finer and easier to...

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