Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

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Stainless Fasteners Seized in AluminumEvery summer on my boat in the Mediterranean I come across the problem of trying to remove a stainless steel...

Garhauer is the Best Buy in Snatch Blocks

No hardware aboard a boat is as ubiquitous as a snatch block. They’re expensive and not the strongest piece of gear used for...

Mailport

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. ClawAs a PS subscriber I have happily read your various anchor tests. Id decided on a Bruce 66 pounder-or at least until...

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...

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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...

Offshore Log: A Major Overhaul For A Faithful Perkins

The auxiliary engine of the average cruising sailboat takes a lot of abuse, and our Perkins 4-108 has been no exception. In just over...

Offshore Log: A Major Overhaul For A Faithful Perkins

The auxiliary engine of the average cruising sailboat takes a lot of abuse, and our Perkins 4-108 has been no exception. In just over...

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...

The Cheap Big Cruising Sailboat – Endeavour 42

Interested in a 40-45 foot cruising sailboat? Sailing Florida or the Bahamas and need a shoal draft sailboat that’s big enough to be a...

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Aluminum Cruisers: The Basics for First-Time Buyers

Even a quick glance at the commercial maritime industry highlights the value of aluminum vessels. Their inherent durability, strength and resistance to corrosion makes...