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Boat Doctor
2020 September 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, I have had a few close calls with accidental jibes, and I now typically use a preventer when sailing downwind. I just use a spare line and tie the boom down the to rail at the point
Boat Doctor
2020 July 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, I recently replaced the original standing rigging on my 1968 Islander 34. I wanted to make sure everything was correct, so I confirmed the wire sizes with my own righting moment cal
Technique
2020 January 1 - 12:00 am

A properly rigged staysail is a great passagemaking tool

Sail selection is key for offshore sailing. You need a combination that provides speed without overburdening the boat and enough flexibility that you don’t have to make frequent sail changes.A fixed
Boat Doctor
2019 October 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, I am having a problem with my engine, a Yanmar 4JH2DTE.  It has always worked well, but recently I have not been able to get it to run over 2,200 rpm. I checked the Racor and t
Technique
2019 June 1 - 12:00 am

Whether you have help or you’re going solo, a trip up the mast starts with safety

There are times on every boat when you need to send someone aloft. This is almost never convenient, but it’s a necessity and one in which safety needs to be a priority. Fortunately, the days of a pl
Boat Doctor
2019 May 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, My Selden boom vang doesn’t seem to hold up my boom any more. It was OK before I installed the main, but now the boom just sags. For now, I have resigned myself to holding up the
Boat Doctor
2019 April 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, I have owned my Tartan 37 for more than 25 years, first on freshwater and now in the Chesapeake and the Bahamas. I love saltwater, but it is eating my boat. What can I do to keep th
Technique
2019 March 7 - 12:00 am

Start the season right by getting your hull sparkling clean

Spring cleaning is a ritual, but when it comes to boats it’s often a necessity. Before you launch for the season is often the only and best opportunity to get a boat sparkling clean. But that kind o
Technique
2019 January 1 - 12:00 am

In a nod to our annual retrofitting issue, we are featuring several projects to inspire and consider for your own boat

Upgrading cockpit canvas Canvas can add a lot of creature comfort to a boat. It helps keep sailors warm and dry and provides relief from the beating sun. But that same canvas can be a real bother s

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