U.S. Sailboat Show 2016 – Annapolis, MD

We’re looking forward to another year at the¬†United States Sailboat Show in¬†Annapolis, MD. We’ll be hanging out at¬†our usual spot by the¬†Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. ¬†This year we have added a few more headsail furlers¬†to our display including a Seld√©n top-down furler as well as¬†a complete¬†Leisure Furl System. ¬†¬†Jimmie, Brad and Aaron will¬†be dispensing valuable advice […]

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A Whisker Pole System

Using a whisker pole that is sized and¬†configured properly,¬†can make sailing by the lee stable and comfortable.¬†Usually downwind sailing,¬†specifically¬†in light air, can feel a bit sluggish and sloppy. Some¬†of us feel that flying a¬†spinnaker¬†is too much work and that a lot can go wrong quickly. ¬†So what can we do when we have to do […]

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Schaefer Furlers, Quality…..

……and reliability, that has withstood the test of time.¬†Schaefer Headsail Furlers are¬†definitely¬†in a class of their own. Boasting some of the similar features of the Harken units, but to only improve upon them (see our archives). Don’t get me wrong I love Harken furlers, but if you want to spend some extra bucks for heavy […]

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Harken Headsail Furlers

Is Harken the Best?¬†Well¬†that’s¬†a matter of opinion I guess. They are¬†definitely¬†one of the best. There is just no match for composite ball bearing furlers. The reason is that Harken Furlers and any composite bearing furlers can typically be easily serviced and maintained.¬†Essentially, in order to maintain your Harken Headsail Furler, all you have to do […]

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Hood SL Foresail Furlers

When shopping for headsail furlers one can find a wide variety manufacturers such as: Pro Furl, Facnor, Harken, Hood, Bamar, Schaefer, Reckmann, Reefit, CDI; as well as a wide variety of prices. So where does quality and low pricing find a happy marriage? How can one possibly make a decision that’s worthwhile with all of […]

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Da Vinci’s Orinthopter

‘Just a quick blurb on some art that we were privileged enough to be part of. The model of da Vinci’s Orinthopter was recently moved from the¬†Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, re-cabled by Jim Donaghy¬†(thanks for the mention), and moved to the Center for Strategic & International Studies in John Hamre Commons.   Sometimes the […]

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Reeving Halyards

Some people are daunted by the task of attempting to run-in or reeve new lines which run internally or cannot be easily accessed. Halyards for instance present the problem of, “how do I get the old one out and the new one in?”. Let’s address some technicalities first… ~Not all eye splices are created equally. […]

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The Dreaded Halyard Swivel!

~You may find that I am¬†poking a bit¬†with this one. Perhaps the British might call it¬†“a bit cheeky”, but I assure you it is all in good fun… THE HALYARD SWIVEL I just wanted to take a minute and chime-in on the “halyard swivel phenomenon” that has (apparently) taken the sailing world by storm. I […]

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It’s a New Year…

at … …and we have recently moved to a new location!! That’s right, we’ve moved, but don’t worry, we’re not far. Actually, we are now even closer to you than before ;-0). The new location is still within the same complex as always, BUT¬†you can now see us from the road (Edgewood Rd.).¬†The Annapolis Maritime […]

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