Sailboats Articles

Posted In Books and Magazine Links on Thursday, February 21st 2019
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Posted In Anchors on Friday, February 22nd 2019
An anchor windlass is a mechanical means of
Posted In Anchors on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Anchors secure boats to the bottom, but what secures the anchors?
Posted In Anchors on Friday, February 22nd 2019
A manual power pole is a telescopic rod that can be embedded in shallow water thus effectively anchoring the boat in position without using an anchor.
Posted In Anchors on Friday, February 22nd 2019
While anchoring is a traditional way to fix the position of a boat temporarily, mooring is a more permanent method of attaching the boat in place
Posted In Anchors on Friday, February 22nd 2019
There are basically 7 types of anchors commonly used by sailboats and other small craft.
Posted In Anchors on Thursday, February 21st 2019
The rope and length of chain that attach to your anchor is called the
Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Thursday, February 21st 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Thursday, February 21st 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Thursday, February 21st 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Thursday, February 21st 2019
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Posted In Clubs on Wednesday, February 20th 2019
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Posted In Docking on Friday, February 22nd 2019
The docking process is typically the most dangerous time in a boat.
Posted In Docking on Thursday, February 21st 2019
Docking a sailboat doesn
Posted In Equipment on Saturday, February 23rd 2019
Electrical power on the water is about the same as on the land, except for the obvious lack of power poles on the ocean or lake.
Posted In Equipment on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Being out to sea far from land can be an invigorating and up-lifting experience as along as things go according to plan.
Posted In Equipment on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Some folks are just more fortunate than others when it comes to their boats; at least sometimes it seems that to be the case.
Posted In Equipment on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Sonar has been around in its basic form for many years. It is basically radar pointed down into the water, same principle, just in a different direction.
Posted In Equipment on Thursday, February 21st 2019
Sailboat winches need to operate smoothly and flawlessly to make the sailing experience safe and exciting.
Posted In Navigation on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Larger sailboats are a journey into the past. They bring back a sense of sailing the open seas flying a Jolly Roger and swashbuckling and planks and spyglasses.
Posted In Navigation on Thursday, February 21st 2019
Charts have been as much a part of sailing as has been the sail.
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Posted In Safety Requirements on Thursday, February 21st 2019
The whistle is a unique device that has one universal purpose. It gets attention loud and clear. Police use them, ringmasters use them and boaters use them.
Posted In Safety Requirements on Tuesday, February 19th 2019
There are basic rules for boats on the water when navigating channels and when approaching another boat in open seas
Posted In Sails on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Asymmetrical spinnakers, also called aspins, are a popular choice in today
Posted In Sails on Friday, February 22nd 2019
The way you take care of your sails is directly proportional to how much enjoyment you will get from the sailing experience during the season.
Posted In Sails on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Sails are the essential part of sailboats that make them what they are, an effective way to master the wind.
Posted In Sails on Wednesday, February 20th 2019
It is fairly easy to understand how sails catch the wind
Posted In Sails on Wednesday, February 20th 2019
When the weather warms and the snow has all but receded, the thoughts of the sailor turn to getting back out on the water.
Posted In Steering on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Boats are steered by a variety of methods including a wheel, paddles, oars or a rudder.
Posted In Steering on Thursday, February 21st 2019
I know, it sounds crazy. Why would anyone get a boat that half the thrill of the experience comes from standing at the wheel pointing their sails to catch the wind,
Posted In Storage on Friday, February 22nd 2019
When the weather turns cold and the leaves begin to fall, it
Posted In Trailers on Friday, February 22nd 2019
There are those who are fortunate enough to be able to afford more than one boat.
Posted In Trailers on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Sailboat trailers come in either aluminum or galvanized steel that can accommodate 1 or more sailboats at a time.
Posted In Trailers on Thursday, February 21st 2019
The boat trailer is a specialized piece of equipment that has been most likely specifically designed for your boat.
Posted In Trailers on Thursday, February 21st 2019
While storing the sailboat for the winter is a major concern, so should be the storage of your trailer year round.
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, February 22nd 2019
The Inter Coastal Waterway is an alternative sailing route along the coasts of the United States and is a vital shipping route in certain areas such as Florida.
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, February 22nd 2019
A sailboat or sailing boat is a boat propelled partly or entirely by sails.
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, February 22nd 2019
Sailboats come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and configurations to suit both the type of water they are sailed on and the degree of expertise the sailor has mastered.
Posted In Just Beginning on Thursday, February 21st 2019
There are three types of sailboats that are designed for and capable of saltwater travel.
Posted In Just Beginning on Wednesday, February 20th 2019
A lot of us learned to sail when we were young
Posted In Just Beginning on Saturday, February 16th 2019
Man, by nature, makes mistakes.
Posted In Manufacturer Links on Friday, February 22nd 2019
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