Market Scan: Running Rigging

Replacement guidelines for sheets, halyards, and topping lifts.

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.

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 particular installation rather than with the system itself. We have been plagued with very high furling line loads, so high that it takes either two people on the line in high […]

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...

PS Advior 05/01/98

Rerigging QuestionI enjoyed your December 1997 article on replacing wire halyards with all rope. When I considered it a few years ago, my rigger...

Mast Steps: No Perfect Design

High on the list of chores for which its difficult to find volunteers are trips to the masthead. But aboard most boats, it sooner...

Sizing Up the Autumn List

Some of the best sailing I ever had was September on Narragansett Bay, pretty close to heaven in my mind. But before we let a long September reach carry us away-and hopefully carry us through winter-its a good time to take out a pen and pad, and start to build the winter work list.