: Gear and Maintenance Articles


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  1. Ten Tips for Clean and Green Boating
  2. Spring Commissioning Checklist
  3. GMT's New Carbon Furling Boom w/no mandrel through the Mast
  4. Tune it Up Right with Harken’s RigTune Pro
  5. Improve Your Deck Layout - Small Changes, Big Improvements!
  6. Boat Prep for Passagemaking
  7. That's Entertainment
  8. Confessions of a bottom feeder
  9. Life Raft Stowage: The Overlooked Necessity
  10. Rigging repair at-sea
  11. Basic Rig Tune for Most Sailboats
  12. Offshore Log: Check Your Lifelines, Save Your Life
  13. Safety Equipment for Offshore Sailing
  14. A Shining Solution
  15. Finally, an LED Light with Some Warmth
  16. Basic Sail Care for the Boat Owner
  17. Off-Season Boat Projects
  18. Lightning Strike!
  19. Understanding Cordage
  20. Net Gain - Elevating the Stowage Capacity of Your Boat
  21. Advanced Electronic Charting
  22. The Cruiser's Wardrobe
  23. Signal Flags
  24. Winter Storage Issues
  25. The Foolproof Head
  26. Panel Layout and Fabrics
  27. Choosing a Dinghy
  28. Using the Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  29. Working in a Bosun's Chair
  30. On the Hard Far from Home
  31. Finding Beauty in a Junk
  32. When Docking, Easy Does It
  33. Lightning Precautions
  34. Headsail Reefing Basics
  35. Provisioning for the Caribbean
  36. The Delicate Art of Careening
  37. Giving Your Boat Some Legs
  38. Runaway Diesel Engine
  39. Installing Treadmaster Nonskid
  40. The Second Anchor
  41. Understanding Lightning, Part Two
  42. It All Starts with a Yarn
  43. Quick Rig and Deck Check
  44. Ventilation Basics
  45. Considering a New Mainsail
  46. Steering System Spring Checkup
  47. Building Our Sailboat
  48. Understanding Electrolysis
  49. Getting a Grip
  50. Refining Your Downwind Sails
  51. Spring Hull Cleaning
  52. The Basics of Reefing
  53. Toolbox Lessons
  54. Diesel Fuel Essentials
  55. Understanding Galvanic Corrosion
  56. Boat Plumbing Inspection
  57. Using Storm Sails
  58. Spinnaker Trim for Performance
  59. Understanding Grounding and Bonding
  60. Using Tidal Current Tables
  61. Keeping Wiring Woes at Bay
  62. Using Two Anchors
  63. Tips for the Gift-Giving Season
  64. Upgrading Spars
  65. Keel Bolt Repairs
  66. Winter Canvas Care
  67. Winter Storage
  68. Roller Furling Lay Up
  69. Sail Care and Cleaning
  70. Reducing Exterior Maintenance
  71. Using Tide Tables
  72. Fine-Tuning the Autopilot, Part Two
  73. Keel Bolt Concerns
  74. Avoiding and Surviving Rig Failures
  75. Sail Repairs at Sea
  76. The Perfect Anchor Rode
  77. Odor Control
  78. Refilling Propane Tanks
  79. The Fundamentals of Dinghy Choice
  80. The Path to Lightning Protection
  81. Leading Sail Control Lines Aft
  82. Keeping It Simple
  83. Charging with Solar Power
  84. The Cruising Cockpit
  85. 110 Volts on Board
  86. Modern Crew Overboard Rescues
  87. Docking with Grace and Skill
  88. Troubleshooting Your Electrical System
  89. The Bottom Paint Blues
  90. The Amazing Power of Water Generators
  91. First Sail of the Season
  92. Refrigeration—Part II Selecting a System
  93. Putting the Bright in Brightwork
  94. Repacking the Liferaft
  95. Battery Bank Design
  96. Pump it Out
  97. Anchoring Control
  98. Refrigeration—Part I
  99. Caring for the Cruising Outboard
  100. Sailing Myth and Reality
  101. Choosing Batteries
  102. The Great Stroke Debate
  103. The Value of Circuit Breakers and Fuses
  104. Resolving Hatch and Portlight Problems
  105. Drilling and Filling Holes in Your Boat
  106. Sail Repair 101
  107. Calculating Your Electrical Load
  108. Rust Never Sleeps
  109. Proper Cabin Lighting
  110. Electrical Power on Board
  111. Choosing the Right Propeller
  112. Surveying a Diesel Engine
  113. Choosing Anchors, Rodes, and Windlasses
  114. Fire Aboard
  115. Learn to Sail in a Dinghy
  116. Updating Your Head
  117. Replacing Your Standing Rigging
  118. Staying Dry and Warm
  119. Fender Skirts: A Risk-Free Introduction to Canvaswork
  120. Zen and the Art of Sailboat Maintenance
  121. Electric Motors and Sailing Vessels
  122. Gifts for the Sailor
  123. Repairing Gelcoat Cracks and Chips
  124. Preparing Your Boat for Winter
  125. Reconditioning Old Sails
  126. It's Winch Servicing Time
  127. Drive Train Vibration
  128. A Dinghy’s Life Expectancy
  129. Lightning Protection
  130. Hold That Line
  131. Homemade Teak Decks, Part Two
  132. Changing Engine Oil
  133. The Right Fuel Tank
  134. Offseason Spar Care
  135. Whisker Poles
  136. Deck Hardware
  137. Installing a New Battery Bank
  138. Leaking Windows
  139. Charging Batteries
  140. Gauge Problems
  141. Anchoring in Small Spaces
  142. Wiring Windlasses
  143. Replacing the Diesel Tank
  144. Proper Sail Storage
  145. SailNet on the Move
  146. New Rigging
  147. Stepping the Spar
  148. Cosmetic Maintenance
  149. Leaking Seacocks and Sink Drains
  150. Packing Gland Problems
  151. Praising the Fenderboard
  152. Choosing and Installing an Electric Windlass
  153. Finding Jack Stands
  154. Outboard Motor Brackets
  155. Crew Overboard Gear
  156. Howling Masts
  157. Bleeding Diesels
  158. Combatting Bottom Growth
  159. Stuffing Boxes and Rudder Posts
  160. General or Specific Charts
  161. Using Winches Safely
  162. Watermakers
  163. Using a Marine Head
  164. Determining Dock Lines
  165. Installing Roller Furling
  166. Electrical Distribution Panels
  167. Galvanic Isolators
  168. Recovering the Shine
  169. Homemade Teak Decks
  170. Checking the Wheel Steering System
  171. Running on WD-40
  172. Determining the Year
  173. Mainsail Furling Issues
  174. Setting Up Your Nav Station
  175. Choosing a Propeller
  176. Insulating an Icebox
  177. Temporary Moorings
  178. Anchor and Rode Sizes
  179. Headsail Measurements
  180. Anchoring With Hand Signals
  181. Steel Boat Maintenance
  182. Making Your Own Sails
  183. Boom Furling Revolution
  184. Rebedding Portlights
  185. Diesel Fuel Concerns
  186. Dying Batteries
  187. Kerosene Running Lamps
  188. Inflatable Lifevest Maintenance
  189. Spar Corrosion Demystified
  190. Swing Keels and Centerboards
  191. Packing Gland Leaks
  192. Mounting Deck Hardware
  193. Installing 12-Volt Refrigeration
  194. Hull-Keel Joints
  195. Teak Maintenance Tips
  196. Small Boat Mast Stepping
  197. Diesel Maintenance
  198. Cleaning Sails
  199. Assessing Engine Wear
  200. The Right Wind Generator
  201. Mast Track Issues
  202. Devising a Better Bilge Pump
  203. The Science of Fouling
  204. Maintaining Teak Decks
  205. Propeller Problems
  206. Headsail Trimming Basics
  207. Mast Deflection
  208. Battery Charging
  209. Saildrives
  210. Changing Steering Systems
  211. Mounting Antennae
  212. Handheld VHF Basics
  213. Oil Pressure Problems
  214. Preventers on Wishbone Booms
  215. Running Backstays
  216. Removing Old Treadmaster
  217. Installing Refrigeration
  218. Repairing Cutlass Bearings
  219. Wire-to-Rope Halyards
  220. A Generator Alternative
  221. Inspecting and Replacing Lifelines
  222. The Spring Launch
  223. Breakdown in Paradise
  224. Installing a Cutlass Bearing
  225. Copper Cladding
  226. Swaging Fittings
  227. Removing Thru-Hull Fittings
  228. Removing Black Water Stains
  229. Repairing Teak Soles
  230. How to Tow a Dinghy
  231. The Proper Fabric
  232. Switching Batteries
  233. New Regulator
  234. Optimizing Your Downwind Performance
  235. Trailer Painting
  236. The Dreaded Keel Bolt Leak
  237. Sleeving Spars
  238. Choosing Hoses
  239. Running Internal Halyards
  240. Pulling Propellers
  241. Autopilot Overview
  242. Cleaning Fuel Tanks
  243. Mast Modifications
  244. Cutting Holes in the Mast
  245. Spare Dock Lines
  246. Using the GPS
  247. Emergency Steering
  248. Cleaning Fiberglass Hulls and Decks
  249. On Board Tool Kits
  250. Offshore Safety Made Simple