Unless you’re a welder by trade, mechanical fasteners are the best bet for repairing metal failures on a boat. This includes through bolts, taping threads, threaded inserts, and blind rivets. Welding just takes too much equipment and experience for the average DIY. Sure, we can solder a few wires, but that’s about all the metal […]
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.