There are really three reasons we ventilate; in summer to beat the heat, in the off-season to fight moisture build up from cooking and breathing, and when we are away from the boat to prevent mildew. Catalogs are full of cowls, breeze boosters, bug nets, and powered vents, all guaranteed to solve your problem. And […]
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.