Sailboats

Mainsheet Block Swivel: Should Have Been A Shackle?
  I have long marveled at how light some of the hardware found beneath a sailboat's mainsheet tackle can be. Here you see the decidedly fragile swivel that previously secured the bottom ...
Lesser Antilles Cruise: Becoming Better People
  The first annual SEMOSA Winter Cruise aboard Lunacy was unfortunately cancelled due to the death of my mother, but we were able to schedule a Spring Cruise ...
Formula Zero Concept Yacht: High Performance, No Emissions
Leave it to a design engineer responsible for “green” concept cars to come up with a concept megayacht that proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent – ...
Wylie 66
Tom Wylie, as we all know, has long been designing and building high-performance sailboats. In the latter part of his career, he's focussed on perfecting the unstayed wishbone rig, and his ...
Diesel Delivered to You at Anchor
Passing through Miami or Fort Lauderdale and need fuel? How about having it delivered to you at anchor by Peterson Fuel Delivery. They’ve been doing it for almost ten years but I didn’t know about it until Jeff and Karen ...
Interlux Recalls New Compass Varnish
Sometimes I guess you can just have too much of a good thing. The case in point here is Interlux’s new Compass varnish, introduced last fall, which incorporated a new, fast-drying chemistry. Unfortunately, it seems to be just a little ...
Crunching Numbers: Hull Speed & Boat Length
Aside from its displacement, which we discussed before, another important factor to refer to when evaluating a boat is its length. We usually think first ...
Second Great Technique for Dinghy Anchoring
Our recent piece by Jeff Siegel of ActiveCaptain about a novel dinghy anchoring technique stimulated quite a bit of discussion from readers and we even heard about another, possibly even better, technique from John Marshall, owner of the Nordhavn 55 ...
Alerion Sport 33
Pearson Composites will introduce the new Alerion Sport 33 this June.  Billed as a faster version of their Alerion Express 33, this new gentlemen’s daysailer is likely to turn heads for more than just its good looks. ...
Alerion Sport 33
Pearson Composites will introduce the new Alerion Sport 33 this June.  Billed as a faster version of their Alerion Express 33, this new gentlemen’s daysailer is likely to turn heads for more than just its good looks. ...