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Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under Power Book from Practical Sailor

No Damage Docking

Excerpted from Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under Power RETURNING TO THE DOCK Time flies when you are sailing, but sadly the moment comes when it is...
Inspecting the Aging Sailboat Book from Practical Sailor

Checking for Delamination

Excerpted from Don Casey’s Inspecting the Aging Sailboat DELAMINATION Delamination in fiberglass is the functional equivalent of rot in a wooden boat. Well-constructed solid-fiberglass hulls (meaning...
Inspecting the Aging Sailboat Book from Practical Sailor

Signs of Stress or Trauma in Fiberglass

Excerpted from Don Casey’s Inspecting the Aging Sailboat SIGNS OF STRESS OR TRAUMA Fiberglass generally reveals stress problems with cracks in the gelcoat. The cracks can...
Inspecting the Aging Sailboat Book from Practical Sailor

How To Evaluate the Condition of an Older Fiberglass Sailboat

Excerpted from Don Casey’s Inspecting the Aging Sailboat SURVEYING A BOAT FOR PURCHASE There aren’t many experiences more ripe with promise than buying a boat. When...
How to Sail Around the World Book from Practical Sailor

Maximize the Use of Each Sail

Excerpted from How to Sail Around the World After trying many sails and lots of sail-handling schemes, I have learned which sails to buy and...
How to Sail Around the World Book from Practical Sailor

3 Things To Check When Under Sail

Excerpted from How to Sail Around the World A basic problem with sailing vessels is chafe - things rubbing against one another to destruction -...
How to Sail Around the World Book from Practical Sailor

What Size Boat Can You Handle?

Excerpted from How to Sail Around the World When searching for a boat to buy, you need to answer a few questions. One is “What...
How to Sail Around the World Book from Practical Sailor

Learn the Fundamentals of Sailing

Excerpted from How to Sail Around the World Cruising under sail is a hundredfold more complex than merely buying a suitable yacht. We know this...
How to Read a Nautical Chart Book from Practical Sailor

Fundamental Chart-Making Concepts

Until recently, there has been little need for chart users to understand the technology of chart-making, particularly its limitations, because the tools used by...
The Handbook of Sailing Book from Practical Sailor

Sail Maintenance

Excerpted from The Handbook of Sailing Most people are not sufficiently expert to be able to carry out any but the most minor repairs to...