Skills, Tips, Tools
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.
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.
Bimini tops can make a real difference in your boating comfort, protecting you from direct sun, wind, cold and rain. Depending on the type and construction, they can be easy to put up and take down for storage.
Not all antifouling paints are the same. They contain different amounts of copper, have different ways of releasing the copper, and have different binders (the material which keeps the copper in suspension.)
If you don't do this, oxidation will sooner or later dull and discolor the surface of the aluminum.
How To Make Perfect Crimped Connections
Many electrical problems on boats are due to poor connections. Here's how to make perfect crimped joints.
How to Choose the Right Prop for Your Boat
The goal in propeller selection is to determine what style and size will maximize your boat's performance, while allowing your engine to operate in the recommended r.p.m. range. The correct propeller will prevent the engine from over-revving, yet allow it to reach the minimum r.p.m. where the maximum horsepower is produced, with ideal engine loading.