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Technique
2022 November 1 - 12:00 am

Heating Quetzal for high-latitude sailing is a complicated project with a big payoff

Many sailors dream of sailing in the islands with sandy beaches and warm trade winds, but some of the most exciting and rewarding sailing is found in colder climates. Sailing was never meant to be com
Boat Doctor
2022 September 1 - 12:00 am
How do I fix my hot water system? Dear Boat Doctor, I am having a problem with the hot water system on my boat. I can make hot water when the engine is running, but it doesn’t work at the dock. Ca
Boat Doctor
2022 September 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, I am having a problem with the hot water system on my boat. I can make hot water when the engine is running, but it doesn’t work at the dock. Can you give me some ideas on how to
Technique
2022 September 1 - 12:00 am

Diesels are tough machines that can provide power for the life of a boat if treated properly

The marine diesel engine is an amazing piece of machinery. These engines are reliable, safe and require minimal maintenance. If you look after just a few things, your engine can easily run for 10,000
Technique
2022 July 1 - 12:00 am

Getting assistance at sea starts with knowing how to reach help

Days on the water are often great, but things can go wrong. When they go wrong, your ability to get help is determined by your communication ability, and it’s important to know  the gear and co
Technique
2022 March 1 - 12:00 am

A fresh bottom paint job and a topside touchup will have your boat looking and sailing great

A protected and fair boat bottom looks good, but it’s the performance-related benefits that make a good bottom job worth the work, and the price.The first step in any bottom job is choosing the
Boat Doctor
2022 January 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, I just got my first big boat and I am facing a new problem. My boat has a keel-stepped mast and I am struggling to seal the mast to the deck. The boat came with a rubber strip b
Technique
2022 January 1 - 12:00 am

Quetzal’s rig gets a top to bottom refresh in preparation for a some big passages

Quetzal is ready for thousands more miles of ocean passages following a standing rigging refit.Standing rigging is not set it-and-forget-it equipment; it requires maintenance. All that shiny stainless
Technique
2021 November 1 - 12:00 am

A smooth transition from rope anchor rode to chain is a necessity, and in need of frequent inspection

The best way to attach three-strandline to chain is with a thimble and screw-pin shackle. The shackle provides a large, smooth radius for the rope, as well as providing chafe protection. A shackle can
Boat Doctor
2021 September 1 - 12:00 am
Dear Boat Doctor, I need a new genoa furler on my Passport 40 and I am not sure where to start. I have looked through a couple catalogs and they seem to be sized to the length of the boat, but it fee
Boat Doctor
2021 April 5 - 12:00 am
Is my autopilot right for my boat?Dear Boat Doctor, I am installing an autopilot in my Compass 47, and I have some questions. I chose the Raymarine Evolution autopilot, specifically the EV400 core pac

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