Say the prop suddenly begins vibrating. First you checked the shaft coupling; they’ve been known to work loose, allowing the shaft to come clean out and leaving a good sized hole in the boat. The shaft appears straight and you didn’t feel an impact. Remote inspection reveals a rope around the prop, and you know […]
A salty Kiwi named Ross Norgrove once said that the most important tool for the owner of a wooden yawl adorned with a bowsprit is a sharp ax. To some degree, his witty comment holds true for contemporary sailors contemplating a mini-bowsprit.