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Boat Canvas & Sails Articles Table of Contents

  • Make Your Own Dinghy Cover - Offsite:  Describes how to design and make a dinghy cover for your inflatable.  Includes instructional pictures.


Boat Engine Repair & Maintenance Articles Table of Contents



  • Sailing and Understanding Sails - Understanding your sails is key to effective sailing. This article covers everything from shaping the headsails to effective sail combinations.




  • Three Ways to Stop Your Sailboat on a Dime - Did you know that there that are three fast, easy ways for sailboat cruising skippers to stop their boats--without an engine? As Olympian Steve Colgate says "To sail well is to have complete control over the sailboat at all times". These three super tips will put you at the helm--in complete control!
  • How to Sail a Boat Better - Keep Your Sail Draft in Place - Did you know that can learn how to sail a boat better when you understand the secret of how to move draft. Once you know this, your power, speed, and performance will soar! Read on for three simple techniques to put you in control on any point of sail.
  • Develop Your Sixth Sense - Listen to Your Boat -  Develop the art of understanding and listening to the noises your boat while underway.
  • Seven Sailboat Deck Inspections You Need to Make Today - Did you know that the number one most overlooked pieces of sailing gear measures about 1 1/2" long and looks like a bobby pin? Or that one simple inspection could catch problems with your headsail furling gear before you cast off the last line? Use these seven cruising sailboat inspection tips every time before you leave to keep your sailing crew safe and sound.

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