Twist in Your Sails

How to control (and why)  (published February 2012) When sailing around with friends or clients, I’m often critical of how other vessels trim their sails. Anyone who has been aboard with me knows that the sailing instructor in me instantly diagnoses the problem and goes through the machinations to fix

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Power to Spare

Revamping an electrical system for safety's sake  (published January 2012) During our crossing of the South Pacific Ocean, we learned of at least two boats that suffered fires caused by short-circuited batteries. Weeks of constant motion can chafe insulation off of cables. During our refit in New Zealand, we were

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