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Dan Spurr

Daniel Spurr is the former editor of Practical Sailor magazine and is an editor at large. He is the author of several books about boats and voyages, including "Heart of Glass" tracing the early history of fiberglass boatbuilding.

Exploring the Ins and Outs of Bowsprits for Light-air Sails

A salty Kiwi named Ross Norgrove once said that the most important tool for the owner of a wooden yawl adorned with a bowsprit is a sharp ax. To some degree, his witty comment holds true for contemporary sailors contemplating a mini-bowsprit.