Boat Maintenance

Dual-purpose cruiser/racers like the Sabre 34 can benefit significantly from some careful dieting.

Shedding Weight on Sailboats

A economic look at lightening the payload.

Balsa and rigid foam cores. Aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys. Epoxy resins. Unidirectional glass, carbon fiber , and Kevlar. Builders have the most fantastic tools at their disposal to build light, durable boats … and then we weigh them down with all manner of stuff.

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