The Highfield Lever

The Highfield lever was originally invented by the late Mr J. S. Highfield in about 1930. I believe this concept was initially intended to load and release running backstays at a predesignated tension. This method for runner tensioning has since been replaced with ‘high speed’ synthetics, fancy blocks, tackles, and/or dedicated winches. Some years later, […]

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The Elan 400

This is one of the nicer, well thought out cruiser/racers on the sailboat market. Lots of things to like here; all of the neat little compartments(especially for the companion way halyard jumble), cockpit ‘pop-up table’, the fold swim platform, and of course the slick below deck headsail furler. Could loose the sail pack though, maybe […]

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