Fenders for Tenders

Strategies for extending the life of your smallest vessel  (photo essay published July 2012) Inflatable dinghies may look rough and tough, but their skin is thin. […]

Finding Faults

Understanding the ins and outs of electrical circuits  (published June 2012) If anything on your boat is run by electricity, sooner or later it will fail. […]

Remasting in the Pacific: Part Two

From Rust Rises Endurance  (published May 012) After Brick House’s port upper shroud chainplate snapped in a remote area of the Pacific due to internal corrosion, […]

Easy Does It

The not-so-daunting process of installing thru-hulls  (published 0412) The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has developed standards for the installation of thru-hulls. These state, in […]

To Have and To Hold

Replacing leaky holding tanks for much sweeter sailing  (published April 2012) The winter after Tony Knowles and I purchased a well-maintained 10-year-old Jeanneau 45.2, we dismantled […]

Decking Out the Decks

Regina Oceani‘s refit continues…  (published April 2012) Having gained some painting experience by refinishing the spars on our Pearson 424, Regina Oceani (January 2012), our story […]

Varnishing the Cabin Sole

(published February 2012) My boat is 10 years old, and while I work pretty much constantly on the outside teak, I had done nothing to the […]