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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Boat Rope

The vast U.S. cordage market allows us to have several¬†competitive¬†options including;¬†Robline,¬†New England,¬†Samson,¬†Yale, and¬†Marlow Ropes, just to name a few. Each one of these manufacturers provide various rope¬†constructions¬†utilizing different materials to allow the consumer to achieve different functions based on application. All of the jargon like Spectra, Dyneema, Vectran, Kevlar, Technora, Dacron, Double Braid, Single Braid, […]

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How to Stow Your Inner Fore-Stay

Stowing the inner stay appears to be quite the challenge sometimes. All too many times I have seen systems that are either over complicated, under engineered or are just plain ineffective.¬†Below I describe a method that is very straight forward, simple and effective.¬† Almost in every case¬†imaginable, the inner stay storage bridle, is the key […]

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