Sailboats Articles

Posted In Books and Magazine Links on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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Posted In Anchors on Friday, April 20th 2018
Anchors secure boats to the bottom, but what secures the anchors?
Posted In Anchors on Friday, April 20th 2018
An anchor windlass is a mechanical means of
Posted In Anchors on Friday, April 20th 2018
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 Thursday, April 19th 2018
The rope and length of chain that attach to your anchor is called the
Posted In Anchors on Thursday, April 19th 2018
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 Wednesday, April 18th 2018
There are basically 7 types of anchors commonly used by sailboats and other small craft.
Posted In Clubs on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, April 20th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, April 20th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, April 20th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, April 20th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, April 20th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, April 20th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Friday, April 20th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Thursday, April 19th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Thursday, April 19th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Thursday, April 19th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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Posted In Clubs on Monday, April 16th 2018
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Posted In Docking on Saturday, April 21st 2018
Docking a sailboat doesn
Posted In Docking on Thursday, April 19th 2018
The docking process is typically the most dangerous time in a boat.
Posted In Equipment on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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 Saturday, April 21st 2018
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, April 20th 2018
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 Thursday, April 19th 2018
Sailboat winches need to operate smoothly and flawlessly to make the sailing experience safe and exciting.
Posted In Equipment on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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 Navigation on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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 Monday, April 16th 2018
Charts have been as much a part of sailing as has been the sail.
Posted In Recommended Websites on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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Posted In Safety Requirements on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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 Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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, April 20th 2018
Sails are the essential part of sailboats that make them what they are, an effective way to master the wind.
Posted In Sails on Friday, April 20th 2018
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 Sails on Friday, April 20th 2018
Asymmetrical spinnakers, also called aspins, are a popular choice in today
Posted In Sails on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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 Tuesday, April 17th 2018
It is fairly easy to understand how sails catch the wind
Posted In Steering on Thursday, April 19th 2018
Boats are steered by a variety of methods including a wheel, paddles, oars or a rudder.
Posted In Steering on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
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 Thursday, April 19th 2018
When the weather turns cold and the leaves begin to fall, it
Posted In Trailers on Saturday, April 21st 2018
The boat trailer is a specialized piece of equipment that has been most likely specifically designed for your boat.
Posted In Trailers on Friday, April 20th 2018
There are those who are fortunate enough to be able to afford more than one boat.
Posted In Trailers on Friday, April 20th 2018
While storing the sailboat for the winter is a major concern, so should be the storage of your trailer year round.
Posted In Trailers on Tuesday, April 17th 2018
Sailboat trailers come in either aluminum or galvanized steel that can accommodate 1 or more sailboats at a time.
Posted In Just Beginning on Saturday, April 21st 2018
A lot of us learned to sail when we were young
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, April 20th 2018
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 Friday, April 20th 2018
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, April 20th 2018
A sailboat or sailing boat is a boat propelled partly or entirely by sails.
Posted In Just Beginning on Thursday, April 19th 2018
Man, by nature, makes mistakes.
Posted In Just Beginning on Wednesday, April 11th 2018
There are three types of sailboats that are designed for and capable of saltwater travel.
Posted In Manufacturer Links on Friday, April 20th 2018
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