DIY Projects

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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The Sailor’s Boot Dryer

 Subscribers OnlyI like the outdoors. I sail year-round, and I can endure as much heat and cold as my passions demand. But whether it...

Seacocks for Thin Hulls

 Subscribers OnlyA proper below-the-water line sea cock consists of three parts: the outside portion or mushroom, which threads into...

Mailport: Dustless Sanding

Regarding your recent Waypoints article about making your own dustless sander (see “Dustless Sander, PS April...

Heat-Seal Connectors

 Subscribers OnlyA typical cruising boat has thousands of electrical connections. The consequence of failure range from a light that...

Mailport: Marelon Seacocks

Regarding your recent report on Seacocks (“Beneteau Responds to Seacock Query,” PS August 2018) I owned a...

Steering Equipment Inspection

They were off the coast of Bequia in the Grenadines, near the end of a breezy passage on a 34-foot cruising sloop....

Fixing the Storm-Damaged Boat

With $655 million dollars marine vessel insurance claims from the 2017 hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there is no...