Spare Parts 07/15/98

British Seagull PartsA reader named Jon Amy, of West Lafayette, Indiana, asked where to get parts for a British Seagull outboard engine. We published...

CS Owners

Since we posted a notice in the August 1, 1997 issue announcing the formation of a CS (Canadian Sailcraft) owners group, we were pleased...

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Barient WinchesWe recently heard from a reader that he was able to purchase replacement roller bearings for Barient 28+ winches, for $55, from the...

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Kenyon InstrumentsReader Ernie Copp owns some old Kenyon instruments. The company has long been out of business. Following his successful search to find someone...

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Westerly Owners AssociationFollowing publication of the September 1999 Used Boat Survey of the Westerly Centaur 26, we received correspondence from Joe Douglas, editor of...

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British Seagull, S&S, Micrologic

Drysuit vs. Survival Suit for Offshore Sailing

The problem with survival suits is that theres no telling when the big wave or brutal wind gust will hit, and it may not leave time to don a survival suit. Some survival suits have sewn-in gloves that make it almost impossible to turn on the radio or deploy a personal locator beacon. Thats why wearing a comfortable, breathable drysuit makes sense. It leaves you much more ready to manage the boat in heavy weather. And should the unexpected happen, your odds of survival in the water are better than they would be in foul weather gear.