The new anchoring myth making rounds on the internet is that a scoop shape is what makes an anchor hold. Though it seems logical, it is wrong. We understand that plow-shaped anchors have a reputation for, well, plowing, but there is more to consider. Today’s quick-setting convex anchors may look like your father’s plow, but […]
One of the most common questions we get regarding marine varnish is what kind of finish is best for a mast. Even though aluminum has long since replaced Sitka spruce as the material of choice for a sailboat mast, there is no shortage of boats that still have wooden masts. Many of the Taiwanese-built boats of the 70s and 80s had wooden masts, and of course, a wide range of U.S.-built classics still have their original wooden masts.