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The Sailing Safety Secret That Could Save Your Boat from Sinking

Captain John from www.skippertips.com explains the importance and how to on maintaining your seacocks. Did you realize that your sailboat could have between 8-12 holes drilled below the waterline to allow sea water into the boat, or to drain water … Continue reading

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Protect Your Sailing Crew with this Magic Black Box

Captain John of www.skippertips.com shares one intriguing method of ensuring your safety at sea. Have you heard of the benefits of adding “cash” to your invisible black box? Forget about other fancy types of marine insurance. If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Rust Not Want Not

Sailors in less temperate climates are used to putting their boats to bed for a long winter’s rest. Putting the engine up for this relatively short storage period is pretty straightforward: change the oil, spray some fogging oil in the … Continue reading

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Boat Rat: Iron Keel De-Rusted

A lot of production cruising boats have iron keels. While lead has traditionally been considered the material of choice for keels, iron works fine and helps builders lower the cost of their boats. But iron rusts, which can make it … Continue reading

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Web Site of the Week: Yachtonus

Yachtonus.com is a new international online platform for yacht management with the goal of making managing the maintenance of your boat easier and more enjoyable. It takes about five minutes to set up your boat’s free profile on the site. … Continue reading

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