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Installing an Electric Furler
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Anchoring
In almost 40 years of cruising my wife, Terrie, and I have almost never set a tripping line on the anchor. We lost one anchor while riding out a gale in a tight anchorage in Belize lying to two anchors in 60ft of water. Toward the end of the gale the
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The fall boat shows have come and gone, winter is settling in, and sailing may seem like a distant dream as you hold your breath until your warm-weather Christmas charter. All is not lost, though, as this is also a great time to both distract yoursel