PS Advisor 05/15/98

Aries SourceI have a Seafarer 38 yawl with an Aries windvane self-steerer. The vane needs parts, some special bushings, bearings and so forth. I...

DIY Trysail Track Retrofit

I am currently working with sailmaker Carol Hasse (www.porttownsendsails.com) on a new set of primary sails. She is the best at making cruising sails, and it is a luxury I am surrendering to. However, that is why I’m considering a DIY project for the trysail track. Any input on details such as proper track size, length, placement, and preferred mast fasteners and track backing (to combat corrosion) would be helpful.

PS Advisor: 07/06

Stainless vs. BronzeWhenever I buy new fittings (like cleats, blocks, fairleads, etc.), I never know whether to buy stainless or bronze. We have an...

Antifouling Paint Prices Follow Copper Surge

The antifouling coating industry is dominated by copper-based paint, so as copper prices reach their highest levels in recent history, I was curious to...