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  1. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    For my A-level Engineering project I am addressing the problems in sailing that could be addressed through the use of smart design. Any responses would be amazing!
  2. Dinghies, Beach Cats, Etc
    Hello all, I picked up an Albacore that I have researched to be likely 1969 era (plate is missing). It has not been sailed in a couple of years and needs some TLC, but appears pretty sound all around. It is 90% fiberglass with some remaining teak areas (though varnished). My biggest quandary at...
  3. Living Aboard
    I have been lucky enough to be invited to spend about 10 days aboard my friends liveaboard Panda 40 (SV Coconut Woman) as they sail from Tahiti to Bora Bora. I know the sailing basics, enough to keep watch, so I'm not really worried about that. I would love advice on what to bring / not bring...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi any advice about suitable binoculars ? Are the ones with built in compasses any value? Thanks
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi there, I am working on a water safety and rescue product design thesis. And as part of my research I was hoping anyone reading this who ventures out into the sea could fill in any of these 4 questions.As much replies as possible is truly helpful. Thanks for your time. 1. Do you use a VHF...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    I want to put a safety line on the underside of the boom to serve as a handhold and sliding anchor for my harness when I have go to the mast. I am looking for suggestions/feedback for what kind of hardware to use at the aft end of the boom. I am considering a U-Bolt with backing plate through...
  7. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Here's a question for everyone! What are the 3 things you would never leave the harbor without? Let's assume that you have a boat, and that your boat has the necessary equipment to actually sail. I mean more along the lines of external things such as sailing gear or "extras". 1. 2. 3. Go...
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