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November 8, 2019

It’s amazing how high boat and fuel prices foster ingenuity, especially where fuel economy is concerned. Take that title, above, for example. What the heck is strawlering anyway? An innovative solution to high prices? A cheaper way to go boating? Complete clap-trap?
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July 29, 2019

Our sails are the engines of our boats and deserve to be treated with respect. Properly cared for, Dacron sails will last a long, long time. I’m still using the original sails on my Matilda 20, Ternabout.
The UV rays from sunlight are the enemy of Dacron. We can’t keep...

July 2, 2019

I knew I was in for some work when I purchased my 1978 Columbia 10.7 (10.7 m/35’) “meter” boat. I didn’t realize how much until I started to replace the fixed widows in the cabin side. The window openings were simply cut through the cabin top, exposing the plywood core...

April 3, 2019

Well, it’s almost here, a new boating season. As always, we need to commission our boats before we can use them. However, in our rush to get our boats in the water, we often overlook some critical commissioning steps. Here are some suggestions to help avoid future prob...