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Hauling out your boat and laying her up safely ashore at the end of the the sailing season is not something to take lightly. Here's how to do it right.
LED Boat Lights are definitely the way to go for both cabin lighting and navigation lights - around 90% savings in power consumption and 50,000 hours before they need replacing!
It's always a good thing to get the ballast as low down as possible on a sailboat, which is why the bulb keel is so popular on performance boats. Here's how we built and fitted ours
With the wood-epoxy hull, interior structure and deck for our self build boat now complete, the next stage is moulding the cabin top and cockpit in GRP. Here's how we did it
With our wood boat building project well underway, it's now time to put the 'lid' on. Here's how we built the deck and coachroof for our cedar strip hulled, wood-epoxy sailboat
With the hull complete and the bulkheads in place, the next stage of building a wooden boat is to build-in the internal structure. Here's how we did it when constructing Alacazam
With the cedar strip hull fully planked up, the next stage of building a wood boat is to bond in the bulkheads. Here's how we did it when building Alacazam
Having used the Cedar Strip Boat Building Technique to construct Alacazam's hull, we now need to sheath it in woven glass rovings and epoxy. Here's how we did it...
Thinking about using the Cedar Strip Boat Building Technique? Then check out how we used it to build a 38 ft (11.5m) cruising sailboat - it could you save you weeks
This illustrated series describes how to build a sailboat with a wood-epoxy hull. As with most projects, time spent in planning and preparation will reap dividends; this is how we started out...
If you have an all-chain rode then yes, you definitely need an anchor snubber line. But what's best, a single snubber line or a bridle? Well, it depends...
On a breezy windward passage, a sailboat wind generator can provide most, if not all of your power requirements. So why do many sailors dismiss them and turn to other forms of green energy?
Proof Coil, High Test and BBB anchor chain all have their own attributes and shortcomings, so there's no one answer. But here's how to choose what's best for your boat
For successful handline fishing from a sailboat, you need just two simple types of handline. One for trolling astern when under way and the other for fishing a paternoster rig when anchored.
'Beach House', a 1985 Endeavour 42 LOA: 42'3 LWL: 33'4 Beam: 13'4 Draft: 5'0 Mast Height above water:62'0 This boat has served us well for 13 years and