Sailboats

Take the Poll — What’s the Ideal Tender Outboard?
If you could have the perfect outboard for your dinghy or tender, what would it be?  A diesel perhaps, because you’re already carrying hundreds or thousands of gallons of that fuel and because looking for and storing gasoline is such ...
THUNDER AND LIGHTNING: How Far Away?
  This is my Omega Speedmaster, a fancy mechanical chronograph that my wife gave me for my birthday a couple of years back. It is, in fact, a special 50th anniversary edition of this legendary time piece, released back in 2007, ...
THE BOY, ME AND THE CAT: The First Snow Birds
These days voyaging south down the U.S. East Coast via the Intracoastal Waterway is so commonplace as to be cliché. Literally thousands of cruisers now make the pilgrimage annually. Calling themselves “snowbirds,” they ply the murky waters of the ...
Furuno’s New WS200 Brings NMEA 2000 Ultrasonic Weather to Your Helm
Actually, it brings ultrasonic weather data to your helm. Are we straight with that now?  Okay. The basic ultrasonic instrument has been around for several years — the most recent version, still available, is the PB150, a NMEA 0183-compatible unit –  but ...
2010 DOWNEAST CHALLENGE Results: Meet the Jeanneau One Design 35
You may have noticed I haven't been in a huge rush to blog about the offshore race in which Team SEMOSA competed the week before last. If you're assuming this was because we did poorly, you wouldn't be far wrong. We ...
LAURA DEKKER: Not Just Another Teen Record-Breaker?
Here we go again. It's getting so you can write these "youngest solo circumnavigator" stories just by filling in some blanks on a form. Except in the case of Laura Dekker, age 14, who set out yesterday from Den Osse, ...
GAMAGE DAMAGE CONTROL: A Temporary Repair
  Having massaged the Insurance Gods to ensure the financing of more permanent solutions, I set out during my recent Solo Mini Cruise of Casco Bay to undo some of the damage inflicted on our poor Lunacy by the Big Bad ...
FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING: Creating a Laminate
In my last missive on this subject I introduced the concept of building fiberglass boats in female molds, just like the one pictured here. Now we need to talk about the business of building up a glass laminate within a ...
Topaz Sailing Dinghy
Topaz sailing dinghy now dubbed as “Boat in a Box” can be shipped anywhere.  If you haven’t checked out the Topaz sailing dinghy, you now have one more reason to learn about this award winning design because it you can get ...
Sunreef’s Largest Superyacht Splashes
When Sunreef Yachts announced the Sunreef 114 in December 2008, it had just started construction on its first megayacht, the 102 Double Deck. Now Che, the first 114, can lay claim to being the largest sloop-rigged catamaran in the world. Sunreef ...

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