Wood has lot going for it. It is strong and stiff per unit weight, easy to work with, attractive, and economical. Teak decks provide classic good looks and superior non-skid. The downside is that without constant maintenance, wood rots, and even with maintenance it rots anyway, just slower. Yes, a few special woods, such as […]
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.