At present, the masks that are certified to provide reliable protection against COVID-19 (minimum rating N95) are in short supply, so we have to buy or make our own untested mask. Here are some tips I have based on my years of work in environments that require respirators. The Center for Disease Control also offers […]
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.