Swageless Mechanical Fittings or Swage Terminals…

…Which do you prefer? When talking about wire standing rigging for sailboats, there are two primary ways to secure a fitting to the end of the cable, the swage fitting and the mechanical fitting. One requires a specialized, expensive machine (pictured below) that is used to essentially squeeze or hammer the fitting onto the wire, […]

Read More Swageless Mechanical Fittings or Swage Terminals…

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 […]

Read More The Dreaded Halyard Swivel!

A Look Back….

…..at the Panerai Yachts Challenge, Antigua. The event took place in April of this year. Looks like they had great conditions with plenty of breeze, although it could have been sunier. Despite this event not showcasing the latest and greatest, high speed technology in sailing, this is still one of my favorite events in the sport […]

Read More A Look Back….