Archive for October, 2010

Jacklines, Tethers and Harnesses

Recently, the question of safety gear, specifically jacklines, tethers and harnesses came up on one of the forums I’m a regular of, so I thought writing about it, especially as we head into the colder weather would be a good idea. I’m a firm believer of using harnesses and tethers to help keep the first […]

Buying a Boat

So, you’ve finally decided you want to buy a boat.   Well, here is some advice on how to go about doing it. First, you need to decide what you want to do with the boat. Are you looking for a boat to weekend and daysail on the Chesapeake?  Are you looking to cross oceans? […]

Replacing Running and Standing Rigging

On one sailing forum, someone asked about replacing the rigging on their boat… that lead to this article.  This article is intended for cruising boats from 28-35′ LOA or thereabouts. It does not address the needs of larger boats or racing boats.  It can probably be applied to smaller boats, within reason, if you downsize […]