Garhauer is the Best Buy in Snatch Blocks

An evaluation of blocks from 11 makers finds favor in the rotating-cheek models from Garhauer, Antal and Barton.


Stripped Hose ClampsRe: The Case of the Stripped Hose Clamp in the September 1999 issue:First, torque is not the issue. Clamping force is the...

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Bruce vs. Claw. Keel Depth.

A Foolproof (and Simple) Way to Set Jib Leads

An excellent, surprisingly simple way to set jib leads is to use jib luff telltales as a guide. This technique applies to all types of headsails-genoas as well as working jibs.

Offshore Log: A Major Overhaul For A Faithful Perkins

Of all the work done on Calypso during its six-month hiatus in New Zealand, none was more important—and expensive—than rebuilding the diesel engine.

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Dutchman vs. Lazy JacksIm in the market for some kind of sail flaking system and need advice. Have you compared the lazy jack method...

Bomar Top Choice in Serious Offshore Hatches

As is widely known in this era when so many of us are buying and upgrading older boats, there's not much gear on a sailboat...

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...