A sailboat’s steering system also plays a vital role in safety at sea. The failure of any key component can jeopardize boat handling and turn your, easy-to-steer, well behaved old friend into an unguided missile. When such chaos grabs hold, it’s the emergency tiller that can save the day. In the November 2008 issue of […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.