Webbing: Match Quality to Usage

]It began with a question from a Chicago reader, Carl Beyer, who said he's currently cruising in the West Indies: "On anything more than...

High-Tech Rope Test

The Knot really isn't something that should make rope run screaming from the deck. The knot is something we're used to. It's a good...

Market Scan: Running Rigging

Do you occasionally contemplate replacing the frayed, stiff, dirty running rigging on your boat with some of the beautiful new stuff that hangs in...

Tiger Too Preventer

Toby Ritter of Mamaroneck, NY, has a nice preventer rig aboard his Sparkman & Stephens center-cockpit 48-footer, Tiger Too. He sent us the following...

Topclimber: Going Aloft Solo

Figuring the best way to get to the masthead is one of those conundrums seldom resolved. If you’re one of the rare sailors who...

Offshore Log:Life with the Profurl

Our headsail reefing system, anchored by a Profurl C42 furler, has had its share of teething problems, most of which are associated with our...

Offshore Log:Life with the Profurl

Our headsail reefing system, anchored by a Profurl C42 furler, has had its share of teething problems, most of which are associated with our...

New Harken Blocks

Harken’s quest for the lightest, easiest-running yacht blocks never ends. Harken makes a huge line of blocks, from tiny “Micro Blocks” with 22 mm...

Hydraulic Backstay Adjusters: Sailtec vs. Navtec

When seven mechanical backstay adjusters were reviewed (in last falls August 15 issue), a promise was made to examine hydraulic models. As it turns...

Stowing Inner Forestays

In the October 1, 1997 issue, we published a letter from Houston Car of West Bath, Maine, in which he asked how best to...