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Sail buying tip #2

Sailmakers around the world have been printing up new business cards even though they continue to work for the same franchised lofts. Their new...

Riding turn tip #1

From The Handbook of SailingRiding turnSometimes, when winching, the coils of sheet on the barrel become crossed (known as a riding turn). This is...

Heating Systems Article – tip #1

Have you ever stopped and thought about how many boat heating options there are?It can be over-whelming even for the most experienced technical mechanic.And...

PS Entry level cruisers – tip #3

Entry-level cruising boatsExcerpted from Practical Sailors ebook, Entry-Level Cruiser-RacersThe C&C 27 followed quickly on the heels of the successful C&C 35. The design is...

Practical Sailor 2015 Index

Amenities & Apparel Men's foul-weather gear Women's foul-weather gear Water tank filtersAnchoring and Mooring Chain galvanizing Chesapeake Bay anchor test in mud Armorgalv vs....

Annapolis, tip #5

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, Fourth EditionJohn RousmanierePage 323Excerpted from The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, Fourth EditionHANDS ON: Anchoring HintsSafe anchoring depends as much...

The Weekend Navigator, tip #1

Excerpted from The Weekend Navigator, Second Edition, Bob SweetPlanning as You Go with GPSFind Where You AreIts always a good idea to keep a...

The Weekend Navigator, tip #2

Excerpted from The Weekend Navigator, Second Edition, Bob SweetDouble-Checking Your NavigationQuick Comparisons with the GPSA quick comparison of visual bearings with their corresponding GPS...

Offshore Sailing tip #1

Jacklines and Cockpit Pad EyesJacklines are ropes, wire, or webbing stretched between the bow and stern of a boat to which crew clip their...

Offshore Sailing tip #2

All-Chain Anchor RodesAnchor chain should be secured to the boat so that you don't lose the bitter end overboard. Some people shackle the end...

Catalina 445: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 40-50 foot sailboat? Considering a Catalina 445? See a Catalina 445 for sale? What are the pros and cons of...