Wing and wing aboard Siren’s Song in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, WI. Photo by Reb Blanchard
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It’s becoming something of a trend. Blue water sailors are making life under sail easier by converting manual winches to electric. Most Harken® winches made after 1999 were designed to be converted when the time is right. Harken conversion kits make that transformation easy. Horizontal or vertical belowdeck motor options are available. Don’t have Harken winches? Harken makes a range of powered winches that operate in manual mode as well. To start the process: watch this video, and submit the attached form. We’ll forward your interest to the marine pro you designate. They’ll make contact to power you up.
Zach Bjur and Tripp Brower, long time friends have purchased and restored a Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl and plan to make their way around the world. The plan ...On November 8, 2019 / By Sandy Parks
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which swept through the northern Bahama Abaco island chain in September, there has been a huge outpouring of support for the devastated ...On November 1, 2019 / By Sandy Parks
Many thanks to all who replied to our survey on form-fitted sheets for the berths on you boats. 49% have form-fitted sheets and 51% do not. Of those that do have them, the majority by far made the sheets themselves. Of the third party vendors who are recommended for fitted sheets are: Tuffed Topper, Handcrafted Mattress Company, and Ken’s Canvass Co., Barrington, RI. From the home made sewists, we had some good comments:
“I made them myself. Used flat, king-size sheet for adequate width at aft end of V-berth. Most successful sheet had elastic all the way around, compensation for fitting while lying on the sheet with a piece of chalk to mark the outline.”
“I made them myself- super easy. Put the sheet on “inside out”. Staple it to make it fitted. Add a 2 inch overlap for the drawstring- it works better than elastic. Sew stapled seams. Add drawstring while sewing the overlap. Cut off extra material.”
“My v berth is essentially queen size, so we started with a set of queen size fitted sheets and tapered the bottom to match the curvature of the v berth cushions. The quilt in roughly triangular and made from cloth to complement the salon upholstery. The quarter berth just uses full size standard sheet set.”
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Brooklin’s latest build: the Botin 55 utilizes the complete Alexseal system. This cold-molded 55-foot sailing yacht was custom designed by Botin Partners of Santander, Spain and has been engineered for racing. The Alexseal system offers impressive weight savings over comparable coatings products without sacrificing our renowned durability, repairability and superior gloss.
The process begins with Alexseal’s 328 sprayable fairing compound which is then followed by our 302 Super Build product. Finish Primer 442 is applied to protect the faired hull until she is ready for the Alexseal 501 Topcoat.
This is Brooklin’s second collaboration with the Botin Partners in Spain – their first was the 22m TOROA in 2017. The Botin 55 owner selected Brooklin Boat Yard and Botin Partners to design and build a custom yacht after seeing TOROA. The Botin 55 has a state-of-the-art cold-molded wooden hull and teak deck. Once launched, you can spot this sloop racing in classic yacht regattas across North America, from New England to the Caribbean.
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Zach Bjur and Tripp Brower, long time friends have purchased and restored a Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl and plan ...On November 8, 2019 / By Sandy Parks
(KEYT) – A sailboat ran aground near Santa Cruz Island, CA after having its anchor drag. The sailor managed ...On November 8, 2019 / By Sandy Parks
(CNN) – Norfolk Island, home to 1,800 people in the South Pacific has been a part of Australia for ...On November 8, 2019 / By Sandy Parks
The Oceanis 46.1 is the latest in our range of sailing yachts dedicated to blue water cruising. Based on the wildly successful Oceanis 51.1, she has all the ...On July 3, 2018 / By George Day
Yacht design has evolved rapidly in the last decade with the development of swinging keels, foils, wing sails and much more. And one designer has left his creative ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
The pairing of a world renowned naval architect with a builder whose name is synonymous with some of the fastest and most illustrious racing yachts on the globe, ...On December 6, 2017 / By George Day
We used to call the digital chart readers we put on our boats chart plotters because that’s all they ...On October 22, 2019 / By Sandy Parks
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50 years young, this year the Annapolis Sailboat Show runs from October 10-14. The largest sailboat in the U.S. ...On October 4, 2019 / By Sandy Parks
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