Drop Your Sail With Ease
Friction between the slugs on the luff of the sail and the mast sail track makes it hard to lower the mainsail. Here's a possible solution.
Removable Trailer Lights
Dunking your trailer lights in the water can lead to corrosion and premature failure. Prolong their life by mounting them on a board that you can easily remove before backing down the ramp.
The Power Of Checklists
We’ve all been there. We leave the boat, then halfway home wonder if we remembered to close the seacocks or connect shore power or some other potentially worrisome chore. Our memories may be fallible — checklists are not.
Applying Bottom Paint
Preparation required for a successful bottom job begins as soon as the hull clears the water.
Tuning a Sailboat Rig
If your sailboat seems slower, follow our how-to on tuning your rig for optimal performance.
17 Must-Do Spring Boat Maintenance Tasks
Spring commissioning is the time to ready your boat for the season — and do some chores you might not have gotten around to when you winterized.
Ask The Experts
In this article, I'm sharing some of the best boating advice I've received lately.
Have You Updated Your Chartplotter Software?
Spring is the time for boat maintenance and upgrades, but updating chartplotter software is often overlooked in the rush to get back on the water.